The New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has awarded Ocean County Library a $350 Humanities Festival Grant.
Each year the Council awards grant to celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month, held every October. This year’s theme is “Reflections on Justice: Humanities and the Environment.”
The grant will support the library’s humanities education program “Gasland: A Conversation on Environmental Ethics.”
The program will be held Monday Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. in Georgian Court University’s Little Theatre, 900 Lakewood Av., Lakewood.
The program will include a screening of the film “Gasland,” a winner of the Sundance Festival’s Special Jury Prize for Documentary in 2010.
It will be followed by a panel discussion that will explore the role of ethics in making decisions about the environment, what part religion has in environmental responsibility, and the individual’s responsibility in formulating the community’s response in the use of natural resources and how to handle its waste products.
The panelists will represent four disciplines from GCU:
- Sr. Mary-Paula Cancienne, Ph. D. from the religious studies and theological department
- Dr. Kasturi Dasgupta, sociology department
- Dr. Louise Wootton, biology department
- Dr. Mary C. Chinery, English department and moderator of the discussion.
This program is made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.
Registration is required and seating is limited. Contact Georgian Court University’s Office of Conferences and Special Events by telephone (732) 987-2262 or by email email@example.com to reserve a seat.