By Jillian Schwartz
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Bob Marshall is coming to Loyola University Chicago to speak about journalism, environmental disasters, and suffering in a free, two day event that’s part of Loyola’s “Theology and Ecology” series.
Day one will be a screening of documentary Veins in the Gulf in the Damen Student Center Cinema, followed by a discussion with Marshall and the directors—professors Elizabeth Coffman and Ted Hardin.
Day two features a panel titled “Covering Earth, Uncovering Agony: Journalism, Environmental Disasters, and Suffering,” with Marshall on the fourth floor of the Richard J. Klarchek Information Commons.
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New Orleans journalist Bob Marshall, known for his Pulitzer Prize winning pieces on Louisiana’s declining fisheries and wetlands, comes to Loyola University Chicago for a two-day event that is part of Loyola’s “Theology and Ecology” series.
Day one includes a screening of Veins in the Gulf, a documentary directed by professors Elizabeth Coffman and Ted Hardin, followed by a discussion with Marshall and the directors. The film follows a group of individuals in southern Louisiana trying to save their homes from hurricanes, oil spills, and sea level rise. Marshall will provide updates on groundbreaking legal activity surrounding the suing of more than 100 oil and gas companies for historic damage to the wetlands.
Day two features a panel titled “Covering Earth, Uncovering Agony: Journalism, Environmental Disasters, and Suffering.” Marshall, along with Loyola faculty, will discuss the spiritual and psychological issues that are unique to telling environmental disaster stories.
Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, click here.
Monday, October 14, 4–6 p.m. (film)
Tuesday, October 15, 2–3:30 p.m. (panel)
Loyola University Chicago
Lake Shore Campus
1032 W. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60660
Damen Student Center Cinema (film)
Richard J. Klarchek Information Commons, Fourth Floor (panel)