Healthy Homes Film Series

As part of the Advancing Healthy Homes/Healthy Communities Initiative at Loyola University Chicago, a short film series has begun in association with the Center for the Human Rights of Children, Center of Urban Research and Learning, the Office of Sustainability, and the Student Environmental Alliance. The goal of the film series is simple, but significant: to raise awareness on emerging environmental toxins or hazards, effective interventions, challenges, and practices, engaging University and local communities, and ultimately advancing the notion of healthier homes, communities, and environments.

All screenings will be held in Cuneo Hall Room 417 and are free and open to the public!


Living DownstreamMarch 27th, 2013 @ 7PM

Living Downstream focuses on the two pervasive chemicals: atrazine, one of the most widely used herbicides in the world, and the industrial compounds, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Not only does the film focus its attention on the environmental and health risks of these toxins, but also brings attention to the urgent human rights issue that the entire US population faces, especially those most vulnerable to these toxins

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Burning the Future: Coal in America - April 10th, 2013 @ 7PM

Burning the Future: Coal in America

Burning the Future: Coal in American documents the devastating environmental, health, and social impact our addiction to coal has on West Virginia, where mountaintop removal mining has obliterated1.4 million acres of mountains and polluted the groundwater. The film profiles the courageous West Virginians who challenged the powerful coal industry, and launched a valiant fight to arouse the nation's help in protecting their mountains, saving their families, and preserving their way of life.