From the Ashes Shines a Light on the Coal Industry’s Impact

From the Ashes Shines a Light on the Coal Industry’s Impact

From the Ashes Shines a Light on the Coal Industry’s Impact

(from left to right) Distinguished Professor of History Gerald Markowitz, President Karol V. Mason, Producer of From the Ashes Sidney Beaumont, and Executive Producer of From the Ashes and Trustee of the John Jay College Foundation Katherine Oliver
 

On April 26, John Jay College of Criminal Justice hosted a screening and panel discussion on From the Ashes, a documentary about the devastating impact of the coal industry on communities across the country. The documentary, which premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival and on the National Geographic Channel, and was produced with the support of Bloomberg Philanthropies, has toured over a dozen cities around the world and has added a significant contribution to the global conversation on environmental justice. The screening at John Jay was followed by a discussion with Sidney Beaumont, Producer of From the Ashes, and Dr. Gerald Markowitz, Distinguished Professor Department of History at John Jay College, who has done extensive research on the impact of lead on communities of color. “It was great to see so many students in the audience for this important discussion on environmental justice,” says President Karol V.