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Radium Girls

Radium Girls
Drama | 2018 | NR. 1hr 42min
CAST: Joey King, Abby Quinn, Cara Seymour DIRECTOR: Lydia Dean Pilcher, Ginny Mohler SCIENCE ON SCREEN SERIES | MAY 23, 2022 | MASKS OPTIONAL

In the 1920s a group of factory workers advocate for safer work conditions after some of their colleagues become ill from radium exposure.

A SCIENCE ON SCREEN PRESENTATION: Living in the Plume of the Smelter.

Erin Dilworth, the Policy and Technical Program Manager for Communities for a Healthy Bay, will expand on the history of the Asarco Smelter and the future of the Tacoma tide flats. With a long standing and continuing legacy of contaminated soil, polluted water, and the impacts of expanding fossil fuels, what does environmental justice look like for the residents of Tacoma and how do we work towards it?

About the presenter

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As the Policy and Technical Program Manager at Communities for a Healthy Bay (CHB), Erin Dilworth researches and analyzes environmental issues at the local and regional level, working closely with CHB's Policy and Technical Advisory Committee. Erin serves on the Stakeholder & Tribal Advisory Group for MTCA Cleanup Rule Update, the Pierce County Local Emergency Planning Committee, and the Tideflats Subarea Plan Advisory Group. In her spare time, you can find Erin on the coast, at a local brewery, or with her cats Paka and Bug.

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It's an important and inspiring story well told.
Jennifer Merin, AWFJ Women on Film
In a country where individuals still struggle against the Goliaths of Industry, this movie is a reminder of what can happen when women refuse to be silenced.
Leslie Combemale, AWFJ Women on Film
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