Library EventECO Film Discussion: Rachel Carson - The Woman Who Launched the Modern Environmental Movement

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

04/07/2021 7:00pm 04/07/2021 8:00pm ECO Film Discussion: Rachel Carson - The Woman Who Launched the Modern Environmental Movement Join ICPL and members of Green Iowa AmeriCorps for a discussion of the documentary "Rachel Carson - The Woman Who Launched the Modern Environmental Movement." This documentary is available FREE with your library card on Kanopy.com. Watch it at your leisure and join us for a discussion. Registration for the discussion is required, and you'll receive the zoom details after registering. . When Rachel Carson's Silent Spring was published in 1962, the book became a phenomenon. A passionate and eloquent warning about the long-term dangers of pesticides, the book unleashed an extraordinary national debate and was greeted by vigorous attacks from the chemical industry. But it would also inspire President John F. Kennedy to launch the first-ever investigation into the public health effects of pesticides -- an investigation that would eventually result in new laws governing the regulation of these deadly agents. This film is an intimate portrait of the woman whose groundbreaking books revolutionized our relationship to the natural world. Drawn from Carson's own writings, letters and recent scholarship, this film illuminates both the public and private life of the woman who launched the modern environmental movement and revolutionized how we understand our relationship with the natural world. Iowa City Public Library Iowa City Public Library America/Chicago public

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Join ICPL and members of Green Iowa AmeriCorps for a discussion of the documentary "Rachel Carson - The Woman Who Launched the Modern Environmental Movement."

This documentary is available FREE with your library card on Kanopy.com. Watch it at your leisure and join us for a discussion. Registration for the discussion is required, and you'll receive the zoom details after registering. .

When Rachel Carson's Silent Spring was published in 1962, the book became a phenomenon. A passionate and eloquent warning about the long-term dangers of pesticides, the book unleashed an extraordinary national debate and was greeted by vigorous attacks from the chemical industry. But it would also inspire President John F. Kennedy to launch the first-ever investigation into the public health effects of pesticides -- an investigation that would eventually result in new laws governing the regulation of these deadly agents.

This film is an intimate portrait of the woman whose groundbreaking books revolutionized our relationship to the natural world. Drawn from Carson's own writings, letters and recent scholarship, this film illuminates both the public and private life of the woman who launched the modern environmental movement and revolutionized how we understand our relationship with the natural world.

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Cosponsor Organization: Green Iowa AmeriCorps

Cosponsor Name: Megan Hill