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Watersheds Film Series and Symposium to be Held at Pomona College April 26-27

Pomona College will host a two-day film series and symposium framed around key water issues, beginning with the film series “Thinking Like a Watershed” on Thursday, April 26 at 4:30 p.m.-9 p.m., and the symposium “Water Beneath Our Feet” on Friday, April 27 at 4 p.m. Both events will be held in Pomona College’s Hahn Building, Room 101 (420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont).

These events will address questions concerning how Southern California will respond to the predicted loss of imported water from the Colorado River and the northern Sierra; whether this region will take better advantage of underground water resources; and if so, whether it is necessary to invent a new language and approach to water that is sustainable.

The April 26 film series schedule is as follows:

  • 4:30 p.m. Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time
  • 6 p.m. Discussion with filmmakers Steven and Ann Dunsky
  • 7 p.m. Chasing Water—The Colorado River, From Source to Sea
  • 7:30 p.m. Rock the Boat—A Story about Los Angeles and the Little River that Could
  • 8:30 p.m. Discussion with filmmaker Thea Mercouffer

 

The April 27 symposium speakers are:

  • Robertjohn Knapp (Seneca, Tubatulabal and Ohlone Native American ceremonial leader)
  • Na’Ama Schweitzer (Pomona College Class of 2013)
  • Trevor Bisset (Pomona College Class of 2010; Indio Water Authority)
  • Martha Davis (Inland Empire Utility Agency)
  • Professor Char Miller (director, Pomona College Environmental Analysis Program)

The film series and symposium are sponsored by Pomona College’s Environmental Analysis Program, the Mellon Elemental Arts Initiative and the Angeles National Forest.

For more information, contact: char.miller@pomona.edu or (909) 607-8343. 

Pomona College, one of the nation’s premier liberal arts colleges, provides its students with a challenging curriculum in the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and fine arts, and an unsurpassed environment for intellectual inquiry and growth. Its hallmarks include small classes, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of opportunities for student research.

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