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8/29 The Bridge w/ Edelman, Broadus, Waltz, MacIntyre, & Morrison @ Brillobox

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 24, 2018 by 6GPress


Mark your calendars -The Bridge Series returns Wednesday, August 29 @ 7 pm at Brillobox with a program focused on BREATHING! featuring Barbara Edelman (University of Pittsburgh), Nathaniel Broadus (Blackpacking and The Roots Club), Amanda Waltz (NEXT Pittsburgh), Grant MacIntyre (University of Pittsburgh Law School), along with a Q&A discussion led by Public Source’s Owen Morrison.

$5 donation.

Guest Organization: Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP)
Hosted by Joan E. Bauer

Barbara Edelman is the author of the poetry collection, Dream of the Gone-From City, published by Carnegie Mellon Press in 2017. She’s a lecturer in English at the University of Pittsburgh, where she coordinates the Writers’ Café. She has a longtime interest in environmental issues and will teach a class in environmental advocacy at Pitt in the fall.

Nathaniel Broadus is the comic book writer and founder of Blackpacking: FUBU Hiking, a local black hiking group, and The Roots Club, which gets Black Pittsburghers involved in outdoors activities such as fishing, hunting and camping.

Grant MacIntyre is Clinical Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh Law School. Before joining the law school faculty, Professor McIntyre worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of General Counsel as an attorney advisor and special assistant to the general counsel, where he focused on the intersection of administrative law and environmental regulation. He received his J.D. from University of Pittsburgh Law School in 2008.

Amanda Waltz is business and tech/environmental news editor at NEXT Pittsburgh. She also writes for The Film
Sae and is the founder and editor of Steel Cinema a blog dedicated to covering Pittsburgh film culture. She has a master’s in Arts Journalism from Syracuse University.

Oliver Morrison is the environment reporter at PublicSource and has focused his reporting on Pittsburgh’s efforts to tackle climate change. Prior to PublicSource, Oliver won regional press awards for his environment and health reporting at The Wichita Eagle. He also led the paper’s coverage of immigration, race and criminal justice reform among other topics. Before the Eagle, he freelanced in New York for publications such as The Atlantic, Education Week and City Limits.

The Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP) was founded in 1969 by volunteers concerned about air quality in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Since then, GASP has worked tirelessly to explain and combat our air quality problems through public meetings, engagement with the press, educational events, permit reviews, and many other means.

GASP participates on county, state, and national boards, with stakeholder groups, and on environmental policy committees. Occasionally GASP presses its goals with litigation, having brought action related to requiring Allegheny County to adopt pollution standards based on the Clean Air Act, enforcement of air quality standards at the Clairton Coke Works, LTV Corporation’s air quality violations at the firm’s former Hazelwood plant, Shenango ‘s long-standing air quality infractions at its former Neville Island coke plant, and a number of other instances.

Education and events coordinator Chelsea Arnold will represent G.A.S.P. For more, go to: