Melissa Troutman is a journalist, filmmaker and the Executive
Director of Public Herald, an
investigative news nonprofit she co-founded in 2011. Melissa Troutman is a 2002
graduate of IUP. After graduating with a BA in English, she spent eight years
as a teacher, singer, traveler, and occasional bartender before starting her
journalism career in her hometown of Coudersport, Pennsylvania. Since then,
she's covered the impacts fracking has had on water resources across the state,
corruption of the public trust, and violation of human and environmental rights
by public agencies. Currently,
Melissa is working on the completion of a statewide data map of water and other
pollution complaints from across Pennsylvania since the fracking boom began.
She's also producing a new documentary, which she will be screening here at
IUP, called INVISIBLE HAND about a revolutionary new rights movement born out
of the conflict between democracy and the unfettered free market. INVISIBLE
HAND features the community of Grant Township in Indiana County, the first
community in the world to legalize civil disobedience.
Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Rm. 225
This is one in a series of films screenings designed to showcase the specific interests and perspectives of various departments and student clubs through film and discussion. This showing showcases the Chinese Language and Culture Club.
Graduate Student Film Series begins on September 28 and will screen a
variety of film and TV shows, with a focus on gender representations and
feminism within those films/TV shows, on select Wednesdays throughout
The first screening of the Netflix series Black Mirror will be on September 28, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in HSS 225.
is a great opportunity for students and faculty to watch some great
films and TV episodes, and to participate in lively discussions about
how gender is represented in visual media. Undergraduates, graduate
students, and faculty are all welcome!
Attendance vouchers will be available.The additional screenings (all from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in HSS 225) are:
This is one in a series of films screenings designed to showcase the specific interests and perspectives of various departments and student clubs through film and discussion. This showing showcases History.
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