With your support, the Great Lakes PFAS Action Network will host a screening of the award winning documentary film, No Defense, The U.S. Military’s War on Water, by Pulitzer Prize winner Sara Ganim, from August 12th-August 22nd to raise awareness and prompt action on the PFAS crisis occurring across the Great Lakes region.
The film tells the story of PFAS contamination in the small Michigan community of Oscoda, the first reported PFAS site in Michigan and the first of hundreds of U.S. military PFAS sites around the world. Over a decade ago, PFAS contamination from the former Wurtsmith Air Force base was discovered there, leaching into ground and surface water, posing an imminent threat to people’s drinking water and their health. The contamination continues to have untold impacts on fish, wildlife and the community. The story of the Oscoda community and their fight for justice is a story that is playing out across the Great Lakes region and the country as PFAS contamination is discovered in community after community.
Your donation will support the screening to be shown in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, reaching about 7,000-10,000 people. The University of Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposure and Disease will host a virtual panel discussion featuring experts from the film following the virtual screening.
Thank you the No Defense Sponsors:
We appreciate your generous support. It will be put to work immediately to create lasting change.