Pop Up Discussion on Exploring Fractivism - Unfracking the Future through Developing Civic Technoscience

Event Date: 

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 1:00pm

Event Location: 

  • RM 2320
  • Girvetz Hall

Event Contact: 

Joanne Nowak, Blum Center Academic Coordinator (joanne.nowak@ucsb.edu)

In the past two decades, hydraulic fracking has changed the face of the national energy system. Over 15 million Americans live within a mile of an unconventional oil or gas well. How did we get here? What have we learned about fracking and its impact on health, environment, and community well-being? How can we use what we’ve learned for more effective civic engagement?

Join us for a Blum Center Pop Up discussion with Dr. Sara Wylie, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Health Science at Northeastern University, on Wednesday, Nov 28th at 1PM (RM 2320, Girvetz Hall) to discuss the history of fracking, and how scientists and citizens are working to hold the industry accountable. Lunch will be served. This Pop Up Discussion will also be followed by a public lecture from Dr. Wylie at the Corwin Pavillion at 7PM (Nov 28th), as part of the Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy.

Please RSVP to Joanne Nowak (joanne.nowak@ucsb.edu), Blum Center Academic Coordinator, by Nov 27th at 12PM.

Presented by the UCSB Blum Center for Global Povety Alleviation and Sustainable Development, the Mellon Sawyer Seminar on Energy Justice in Global Perspective, and the Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion & Public life