Film Screening and Discussion: 'Merchants of Doubt'

Event Details

February 27, 2017
5:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center

Room: S211

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Contact:
Jennifer Nye
413-545-1330

5 p.m.: Screening of “Merchants of Doubt.”

6:30 p.m.: Discussion of action plan in support of science and April 22 March for Science.

Please RSVP if you want pizza.

In just a few weeks, the ease with which the U.S. administration has dismissed the legitimacy of scientific evidence and policy research has made it clear that there is a war on scientific scholarship. How will we respond?

“Merchants of Doubt” is a cutting look at the use of science for corporate interests, distorting public discourse and derailing needed change. Inspired by the book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, “Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming.”

Co-sponsored by concerned faculty and students from across UMass disciplines, UMass Science for the People, the Public Engagement Project, and the Massachusetts Society of Professors.

Note: If you are unable to attend this event, but would like to join Science for the People, please contact sigrid@history.umass.edu or zanacranmer@gmail.com.

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Directions:

The Integrative Learning Center is located in the center of campus, between the campus pond and the Campus Center.

Event Category

Film History