Sandra Steingraber to Discuss Civil Disobedience at Ithaca College

ITHACA, NY—Ecologist and environmental activist Sandra Steingraber will discuss her experience of having been jailed for taking part in an anti-fracking protest in a talk at Ithaca College on Monday, May 6. Titled “The Scientist in Cell Block D,” her presentation will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Textor 101. It is free and open to the public.

Steingraber is a Distinguished Scholar in Residence in the Ithaca College School of Humanities and Sciences and has dedicated her career to shedding light on the links between cancer and environmental contamination.

On April 17, she was sentenced to jail after pleading guilty to trespassing on property owned by Inergy LLC and refusing to pay a fine. The nation’s largest energy transportation and storage company, Inergy seeks to bury fracked gases in abandoned salt caverns located beneath and beside Seneca Lake.

In her talk, Steingraber will discuss her actions, her reasons, her experience with incarceration and her continuing fight against extreme energy.

Her presentation is sponsored by the Park Association for Journalists of Color and Park Center for Independent Media in the Roy H. Park School of Communications, along with the legal studies program in the School of Business and Green Umbrella New York.

Ecologist Sandra Steingraber will discuss civil disobedience