Filmmaker and Journalist Troutman to Appear Thursday, October 27

Posted on 10/24/2016 3:57:40 PM

The English Department and Sustainability Studies are cosponsoring an upcoming visit on Thursday, October 27, 2016, by filmmaker and journalist Melissa Troutman. Troutman is currently producing a documentary on fracking’s environmental impacts on communities in Pennsylvania.

On Thursday, October 27, Troutman, a graduate of IUP’s English program, will talk with classes and visit with students and faculty during the day. At 6:00, she will give a formal presentation followed by a Q&A.

Melissa Troutman

Photo: Melissa Troutman, BA English alumna, class of 2002

In addition to Thursday’s events, Troutman will also screen her new film, Invisible Hand, on Friday evening at 6:30 in the Humanities and Social Sciences building, room 225. Prior to the screening, Troutman will speak on a panel featuring speakers from Grant Township to discuss the struggle there to block a fracking injection well.

Troutman’s visit promises to stimulate a valuable discussion as we chart our future in this region.

Sustainability Studies is cosponsoring this event with the Indiana Center for Community Growth.

Complete Schedule:

Thursday, October 27, 2:00–3:00 p.m.

Reception with faculty and students, HSS 116 

Thursday, October 27, 6:00–7:30 p.m.

Presentation, “On the Front Lines: Fracking and Struggles for Water,” HSS 219

Friday, October 28, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Film Screening, Invisible Hand, HSS 225