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Postponed Due to Weather- One Health Seminar Series Presents ‘The Land Beneath Our Feet’

Credit: “The Land Beneath Our Feet.” This film depicts the crises in Liberia with footage of the 1926 corporate land grab in West Africa.

Jan 30, 2019

This event has been postponed due to weather. This event has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. in the Life Sciences Building Auditorium.

There will be a viewing of the film “The Land Beneath Our Feet” along with a panel discussion at Delaware Valley University on Tuesday, Feb. 12. The event will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Life Sciences Building auditorium. All are welcome, and there is no cost to attend. Guests do not need to register in advance.

“The Land Beneath Our Feet” is a captivating film that depicts the conflicts between Liberian communities and corporations, governments, and one another.  The film follows a young Liberian man who uncovers explosive footage of the 1926 corporate land grab in West Africa.  It sets in motion decades of broken promises, wars, and food and health crises.  What can this ghostly footage offer in the debate over radical land reforms?

The following panelists will be discussing the film at this One Health event:
Dr. Vera Tolbert, Liberian Association of Pennsylvania Senior Advisor
Rev. Dr. John K. Jallah, Founder and Executive Director of the Agape African Senior Services Center in Philadelphia
Portia Kamara, Founder and Executive Director of the Multicultural Community Family Services in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
Rev. Dr. Moses Suah-Dennis, Pastor of Faith-Immanuel Lutheran Church in East Lansdowne, Pennsylvania. 

The presentation is being sponsored by the University’s One Health Working Group, Liberian Ministers Alliance of the Delaware Valley, and the Liberian Association of Pennsylvania.

About One Health
One Health is a multi-disciplinary approach that works locally, regionally, nationally and globally to attain optimal well-being for people and society, the environment and plants, and animals. Together, the three major components make up the One Health triad, and the well-being of each is inextricably linked to the others in the triad. For more information on the One Health Seminar Series, please visit delval.edu/onehealth.