WHAT: “Coal, Collaboration, and Community: Trans-disciplinary Environmental Action,” a lecture by Dr. T. Allan Comp, founder of the AMD & Art project.
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 6th, 7:30 pm
WHERE: Daniel Family Commons, Usdan (Reception following lecture)
Dr. T. Allan Comp is an historian, an artist, a community organizer and a government bureaucrat, too. He is the founder the AMD & Art project, director of the Appalachian Coal Country Watershed Team and does other coal related environmental remediation work through out the country. As a historian by trade, Dr. Comp approaches environmental issues by working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
A 40 minute (you totally have time for that, right?) film. “Sludge is a documentary that investigates a recent Kentucky coal waste disaster and examines the role of federal regulatory agencies in the coalfields. Filmed over four years, the documentary chronicles the aftermath of the spill, the “whistleblower” case of Jack Spadaro, and the looming threat of coal sludge ponds throughout the region.”