Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Hyannis, MA

PFAS and Your Community: Film screening and panel discussion


The Barnstable Youth Commission, Barnstable High School Green Club, and Sturgis East Environmental Club present: 

PFAS and Your Community: A series of short films exploring the impact of PFAS pollution on communities

When: March 25, 2023, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: Sturgis Charter Public School Community Center, 529 Main Street, Hyannis, MA

Opening remarks:

  • Cheryl Osimo, Executive Director, Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition

Featured films:

  • “PFAS: The secret toxins in your body” – German multimedia reporter Tim Schauenberg explores the history and pervasiveness of PFAS chemicals and what people can do to protect themselves (Deutsche Welle, Planet A).
  • “Forever chemicals: The threat of PFAS in our water” – CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Lee Cowan looks at how the chemicals got here, and talks with families, farmers, and health advocates fighting for clean, safe water.

Panel discussion with:

  • Julian Cyr, Massachusetts State Senator
  • Mark Ells, Town Manager, Town of Barnstable
  • Keith Lewison, Cape Cod Academy and Sierra Club Cape Cod & Islands Group
  • Betty Ludtke, Barnstable Town Councilor
  • Dan Santos, Director, Barnstable Department of Public Works
  • Dr. Laurel Schaider, Senior Scientist, Silent Spring Institute
  • Betsy Young, President, Greater Hyannis Civic Association

Sponsored by the Massachusetts PFAS & Your Health Study.