American Experience: Rachel Carson’s "Silent Spring."
Venue: Center for Inquiry
Address: 1310 Sweet Home Road
City: Amherst, NY 14228 USA
Brief-description: A vivid study of a modest yet forcefully outspoken woman who laid the groundwork for changing the way we perceive our world.
Event url: centerforinquiry.net.
Price text: Free.
About: In preparation for the March For Science Buffalo on Saturday April 22, CFI-WNY is proud to present a free public screening of American Experience: Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. Rachel Carson was a biologist for the federal government when she first noted the effects of the unregulated use of pesticides and herbicides, especially DDT. Magazines, afraid of losing advertising, refused to publish her articles. When Rachel published Silent Spring in 1963, she was viciously attacked, called "an ignorant and hysterical woman." But her warning sparked a revolution in environmental policy and a new ecological consciousness. " ...this film offers a vivid, memorable study of a modest yet forcefully outspoken woman who laid the groundwork for changing the way we perceive our world. Recommended." - Video Librarian Come watch this inspirational video with us on Friday, then join us at Buffalo's March For Science on Saturday April 22, 2017 from 1 to 3:30PM