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22 Apr
Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts / Zoom
Apr 22, 2022 | 5:00 PM-7:00 PM



Gallatin Celebrates 50: Earth Day 2022

Join us for an evening honoring Earth Day led by Gallatin faculty and students who will discuss environmental justice, pollution and its effects, and the pervasiveness of plastics.

Gallatin faculty member Carly A. Krakow (BA ’16) will speak about forms of resistance to environmental injustice and toxic exposure, including the roles of activism, law, fiction, music, poetry, film, and journalism. Students from her Gallatin course “Environmental Racism and Environmental Injustice: Rights, Citizenship, and Activism,” Allison Argueta Claros (BA ’23), Kadidjatou Ba (BA ’24), and Trish Sachdev (BA ’24) will address their work for the course related to the climate crisis and human rights concerns.

Gallatin faculty member Andrew Levitas (BA '03) will speak about Minamata disease and how he became interested in making his 2020 feature film, Minamata. The film follows the work of photojournalist W. Eugene Smith who visited the Japanese coastal city of Minamata, a location ravaged by mercury poisoning, to document its effects on the people there for Life magazine.

openEARTHstudio, a collaboration between Gallatin professors Louise HarpmanKaren Holmberg, and Eugenia Kisin, will discuss the pervasiveness of plastics and debut their new short film on the topic, Plastic, Eternal, a collaboration with Gallatin students and alumni directed by faculty member Keith Miller.


Only current NYU students, faculty, and staff can attend in person events. All attendees must RSVP. All individuals must show the Daily Screener green pass screen prior to entry to the building.

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