Featuring Iris Carter, Ann Rolfes, and the PBS POV Movie, “Fenceline: A Company Town Divided”
What happens when a major petrochemical manufacturing plant becomes the heart of a community’s strategy for social and economic development? What remains after the sales pitches, promising jobs and prosperity fade into the reality of living amidst a massive chemical production plant?
What can Beaver County residents concerned about their community’s future learn from those who have lived through such changes? Iris Carter and Ann Rolfes have spent their lives close to petrochemical facilities in Louisiana (Norco and Lafayette).
These two educators have valuable insights to share about how local citizens can address the social and health impacts of such facilities. Framing their stories and advice will be a screening of the PBS POV video Fenceline: A Company Town Divided.
Speakers from Beaver County communities will also share their own questions and concerns.
Come hear. Come watch. Come share.
Come learn answers to the vital question: “What can I do?”
Presented by: Cracker Plant Initiative, Create Lab, Clean Air Council, Clean Water Action, BCMAC, and ACCAN