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Spring 2018 Voices Creating Change FREE Community Screening of Tar Creek
Mar
19
5:00 PM17:00

Spring 2018 Voices Creating Change FREE Community Screening of Tar Creek

In conjunction with the upcoming Voices Creating Change series hosted by Omaha Children's Choir and Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance, the two organizations will be sponsoring a free screening of Matt Myers' documentary Tar Creek about the environmental disaster that is the Tar Creek Superfund site .

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I [Matt] worked one summer rating the roads and public buildings in small, northeast Oklahoma towns. While measuring a dusty road in Picher, I was surprised to find that the road stopped at a sinkhole. I could drive no farther. I had played baseball in Picher in middle school, in Commerce during high school. I parked in the middle of the road, and stepping nervously out of my truck, and I stood with my mouth open. This place didn’t make any sense. Gray mountains of crushed ore stretching skyward, a hungry, brown sinkhole crawling toward my front bumper. I was standing on ground zero of the biggest environmental disaster in the country, 25 miles from my front porch. And I had never heard about it. This is where the story began for me. 

--5 pm – Consumer Goods Lead Testing – bring items to see if they are lead free!

--6 pm – Matt Myers' Tar Creek

--7:45 pm – Q&A Session and Reception with OHKA and OCC staff

 

To view a trailer of the film, click the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osYydT8Blb8

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