Film Screening and Discussion: 'Merchants of Doubt'
February 27, 2017
Integrative Learning Center
UMass Amherst Campus
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.
The Integrative Learning Center is located in the center of campus, between the campus pond and the Campus Center.