Join Sandra Steingraber for First Public Appearance Following Incarceration

Join environmental activist Sandra Steingraber at UMBC for her first public appearance following her incarceration for civil disobedience.

Steingraber, an Ithaca College professor, was recently sentenced to 15 days in jail for blocking access to a storage site for fracked gas, then refused to pay $375 in bail. She has been a leader of the fight in New York state to keep frackers at bay.

Steingraber’s lecture at UMBC, scheduled for Monday, April 29 at 4 p.m. on the 7th floor of the Albin O. Kuhn Library, will be her first public appearance following her release.

“My children need a world with pollinators and plankton stocks and a stable climate. They need lake shores that do not have explosive hydrocarbon gases buried underneath. The fossil fuel party must come to an end.” Steingraber wrote in a letter from jail.

Steingraber’s incarceration has been reported in several media outlets, including the “Wall Street Journal,” the “Ithaca Journal,” and the blog “Grist.”