Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Oil, Fracking and Man Camps

2A: Oil, Fracking and Man Camps: Human Health along the Pipelines

Start Date: Friday, March 16, 2018 | Start Time: 2:45 PM | Damen Student Center, Schmidt Multipurpose Room, South

Moderator: Dr. Michael Schuck, professor of Theology and co-editor of Healing Earth, Loyola University Chicago

Any discussion of climate change and human health should include the traumatic physical and psychological events occurring near the ultimate source of global warming: the extractive industry work sites, or "man camps," across the U.S. and Canada. The most shocking of these events is the abuse, disappearance and murder of indigenous women along the pipelines. Recent films such as Wind River (2017) and Ecstasy (2017) have brought attention to this crisis. This panel will bring together three people with professional and practical backgrounds to present this issue and participate in discussion.

Panelists include:

  • HolyElk Lafferty, Lakota winyan and Water Protector
  • Lisa Yellowbird Chase