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Human Rights Film Series Presents Mountain Top Removal

Duquesne University presents a free screening of Mountain Top Removal as part of its second annual Human Rights Film Series,Abundance and Abuse.

Mountain Top Removal addresses coal mining through mountaintop removal throughout southern Appalachia. This practice is on the rise, blasting and leveling highland forests and destroying streams. Residents suffering from the resulting flooding, pollution and destruction of their homes are fighting back to oppose big coals impact on their lives and communities.

The screening of Mountain Top Removal will begin with an introduction by Bo Webb, an activist with Coal River Mountain Watch, and Dr. David Lampe, associate professor of biological sciences at Duquesne. Based in West Virginia, Coal River Mountain Watch’s mission is to stop the destruction of communities and the environment from mountaintop removal mining, to improve the quality of life and help rebuild sustainable communities.

Organized by Duquesne’s Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, the Abundance and Abuse film series features a lineup of award-winning films that address vital issues, from the ethics of global business to the destruction of the environment.

Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m.

Room 105, College Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave.

The series is free and open to the public, and runs through Wednesday, Feb. 25. For more information, visit www.duq.edu/humanrights or call 412.396.6415.

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