Bloomsburg, a Commonwealth University
Bloomsburg University Green Campus Spring Film Series Continues in March
Bloomsburg, PA (03/04/2022) — Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania's Green Campus Initiative Spring Film series will continue in March with the screenings of two documentaries. The film screenings are free and open to the public.
The first film will be shown on Tuesday, March 22, at 7 p.m. in the McCormick Center, room 2303. The film "Saving the Dark" seeks to answer the question, "What do we lose when we lose sight of the stars?" Billions of dollars are spent on wasteful lighting each year, contributing to light pollution. Inspired by his short film "Lost in Light" and his passion for astronomy, director Sriram Murali created "Saving the Dark" to highlight the significance of astronomy and the night sky, the effects of light pollution on the study of astronomy, human health, wildlife and beyond, and what we can do to fight it.
The second film in this installment of the film series, "The R-Word," will be shown on Wednesday, March 23, at 6:30 p.m. in Centennial Hall, room 218. "The R-Word" gives a purposeful look into the history and implications of using the "r-word" along with current perceptions towards people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The film takes a unique and intimate perspective on the challenges and triumphs of people living with intellectual disability through four siblings' stories and the first-person accounts of self-advocates. The screening is sponsored by the Bloomsburg University Office of Civic Engagement in partnership with the Hand in Hand Family Resource Center.
For more informaiton contact Tim Pelton, civic engagement coordinator, at 570-389-5437 or email@example.com.
Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 7,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in five distinct colleges: College of Education, Zeigler College of Business, College of Liberal Arts, College of Science and Technology, and new Honors College.