Last Call at the Oasis
September 6, 2013, 7 p.m., Humanities Center Room 218
Q&A with Water Sentinel Lynn Henning and Economist, Author and Speaker John Ikerd will follow the free preview screening of this global water crisis film.
Co-sponsored by the Peach Bottom Concerned Citizens Group.
Developed, financed and executive produced by Participant Media, the company responsible for An Inconvenient Truth, Food, Inc. and Waiting for Superman, Last Call at the Oasis presents a powerful argument to support why the global water crisis will be the central issue facing our world this century. Last Call at the Oasis explores the global water crisis, and features activist Erin Brockovich and Sierra Club Water Sentinel Lynn Henning. It has been a busy last two years for Henning, who boarded an airplane for only the second time in her life in April 2010 to receive the Goldman Environmental Prize — an honor that came with an award of $150,000 and led to meetings with President Obama, then-EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, and Robert Kennedy, Jr.
Three days after receiving the Goldman Prize on Earth Day 2010, the self-described "redneck" from Clayton, MI, spoke to 200,000 people on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. More awards, media profiles and national speaking tours followed, while Henning continued working with her husband, Dean, to run their 300-acre corn and soybean farm. Last Call at the Oasis examines the critical issue of dwindling clean water options through stories highlighting water quantity and quality problems. The documentary illuminates the vital role water plays in everyone's lives, exposes the defects in the current system, and shows communities already struggling with its ill effects. Interviews include activist Erin Brockovich and respected water experts such as Peter Gleick, Jay Famiglietti and Robert Glennon.