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"Upstream, Downriver" Film and Symposium to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act Thursday, September 29th 9am-6pm
American University’s Center for Environmental Policy and Center for Environmental Filmmaking, in partnership with American Rivers and the Clean Water for All Coalition, are convening a major Clean Water Act Symposium on September 29th in Constitution Hall, and producing a film entitled "Upstream, Downriver," to be released at the Symposium. The film tells the story of the Clean Water Act, its value to the nation, and the water equity challenges ahead. After the screening, engage with invited panel speakers on a variety of topics like water quality, public health, and environmental justice. RSVP Here
Behind the Scenes: Covering the White House Wednesday, October 19th 7pm-8pm
Join us October 19th at 7 pm for an inside look at what it means to cover the White House for a major news network. This incredible panel features two chief White House correspondents and is moderated by CNN VP and Managing Editor Antoine Sanfuentes. SOC thanks Antoine for returning to this event this fall. He will go behind the scenes to explore how these professionals keep the public informed about the critical issues of our day. Panelists include NBC News Chief White House Correspondent Kristen Welker and CNN Chief White House Correspondent Kaitlan Collins. RSVP Here
Recent Past Events
Sextortion: The Hidden Pandemic Film ScreeningSunday, September 25th 5pm-7:30pm
Hosted by American University School of Communication and co-sponsored by SOC's Center for Media and Social Impact, "Sextortion: The Hidden Pandemic" is an investigation into the world of online grooming and sextortion--a present-day reality for one in seven children online. The screening will take place in the Doyle Forman Theater, 2nd floor, McKinley Building at American University, and will be followed by a panel moderated by SOC Professor and CMSI Director, Caty Borum. RSVP Here
"Cuba's Gardens of the Queen National Park" Film Screening and Panel Friday, September 23rd 6pm-9:30pm
Hosted by American University School of Communication and co-sponsored by SOC's Center for Media and Social Impact, attend the U.S. premiere of a brand new documentary about Cuba's Gardens of the Queen National Park (Los Jardines de la Reina) on September 23rd from 6:00 to 9:30 pm at the MCK 201 Malsi Doyle Forman Theater. A panel will be followed after the screening, featuring special guest and world renowned Cuban actor, Jorge Perugorría, the film's director and producer. RSVP here
Gen Z Takes On The Midterm Elections Thursday, September 15th 6:45pm - 8pm
This American Forum on the upcoming Congressional midterm elections is a co-production between SOC, Kennedy Political Union and AU Student Government. Learn more about the upcoming midterm elections from an expert panel featuring Celinda Lake, Seung Min Kim and David Winston. Moderated by professor Jane Hall, stop by this tall hown to share what issues you think are at stake this election season. Thursday, September 15th at 6:45pm in the Doyle Forman Theater.