Native American Environmental Justice in New Jersey: Panel Discussion with Filmmakers of Mann v. Ford, The New Jersey Ramapough Nation, and Scholars
The Ford Motor Company built the largest automobile manufacturing plant of its kind in Mahwah, New Jersey, in 1955. For years, it dumped a toxic mix of paint sludge, freon, lead, arsenic and other industrial waste into abandoned mine shafts in Upper Ringwood, New Jersey, –home to the Ramapough Native American community. What happened next was an environmental and health disaster of epic proportions, one with particularly dire consequences for Native Americans.
Join Montclair State University during Native American Heritage Month to learn about the history of environmental racism in the Garden State. The film, Mann v. Ford, is available through Montclair State’s Sprague Library. Clips will be shown during the event, along with commentary by scholars, activists, representatives of the Ramapough community and filmmakers.
Free and open to all, with seats available on a first come, first served basis.