Green Campus Film: Thirst for Justice
- Hartline Science Center, Kuster Auditorium
“Armed only with facts and their illnesses, extraordinary citizens take on industry and government, risking arrest to protect clean water. From Flint to the Navajo Nation, via Standing Rock,” this is the story told in Thirst For Justice. The focus is on Janene Yazzie who looks for the source of contaminated water at her son’s school – possibly “uranium-contaminated water from the 1979 Church Rock dam spill (that she believes) caused her ovarian cancer.”
In the struggle for clean water rights at Standing Rock, she is joined by Nayyirah Shariff, an activist involved in the Flint, Michigan water fight. In Flint Janene observes “the similarities between what's happening in this inner-city and the Navajo experience … water ceremonies and teachings from water carriers, like Mary Lyons and other Water Protectors” are part of the story.
For more information contact Tim Pelton at firstname.lastname@example.org