"Mossville: When Great Trees Fall" Documentary Screening
The LSU Ethics Institute invites you to a screening of the documentary film Mossville: When Great Trees Fall on Thursday, February 25th.
Mossville examines environmental racism and environmental justice through the lens of a small, predominantly Black town in Southwest Louisiana. A once-thriving community founded by formerly enslaved and free people of color, and an economically flourishing safe haven for generations of African American families, today Mossville's residents have largely been forced from their homes after the arrival of multiple toxin-emitting chemical plants, and those who stay suffer negative health impacts from prolonged exposure to harmful toxins and pollution. The film personalizes the impacts of environmental injustice by focusing on one of Mossville's last remaining residents as he fights to maintain his home, his health, and his community's history.
The event will be hosted via Zoom on Thursday, February 25th from 5 - 7 p.m. We will screen the documentary (75 minutes) and a Zoom discussion moderated by Dr. Chris Wells will immediately follow the film.
Meeting ID: 981 6973 8359