812.323.3020 114 E Kirkwood Ave. Bloomington, IN 47408
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An Evening With James Balog and The Human Element

Presented by: IU Dept. of Earth Sciences

Where: Buskirk-Chumley Theater


Tuesday, April 9th 5:30 pm No Tickets Needed


EIS Founder & Director James Balog at Jøkulsårlon glacier, IcelandPlease join us to experience The Human Element, a new film from acclaimed photographer and storyteller James Balog. Mr. Balog uses his camera to reveal how environmental change is affecting the lives of everyday Americans. Following the four classical elements— air, earth, fire, and water— to frame his journey, Balog explores wildfires, hurricanes, sea level rise, coal mining, and the changes in the air we breathe. With compassion and heart, The Human Element tells an urgent story while giving inspiration for a more balanced relationship between humanity and nature.

Mr. Balog will provide a talk at 5:30 PM, followed by a reception and activism fair at 6:30 PM, and a film viewing at 7:30 PM. The event is free and open to the public.

This event is sponsored by Indiana University and the City of Bloomington. IU sponsoring organizations include the Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, the IU Media School, the Environmental Resilience Institute, the Integrated Program in the Environment, SustainIU, the College Arts & Humanities Institute, First Year Experience, the School of Public & Environmental Affairs, the Department of Geography, and Concerned Scientists @ IU.

Doors open at 5:00 PM and the show starts at 5:30 PM and will run about 4 hours.

The Venue

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114 East Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47408

Owned by the City of Bloomington, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater is operated by BCT Management, Inc., a private non-profit organization. This theater, located one block east of the Courthouse Square, seats 600 with an orchestra level and a balcony. Concessions and items purchased from BLU Boy Cafe may be taken into the auditorium.

Restrooms, concessions, the box office, and the orchestra-level seats are all wheelchair accessible. Special seats are reserved for those using wheelchairs, which can be purchased via the box office at 812.323.3020. Street, lot, and garage parking is available across downtown Bloomington.

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The Promoter

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1001 East 10th Street Bloomington, IN 47405

Our investigations strive to advance the fundamental understanding of geological phenomena utilizing combinations of analytical, experimental, computational, and observational tools to build knowledge of geologic materials and processes, elucidate the evolutionary progression of life, interpret records of Earth’s history and climate, characterize its natural resources, and assess the environmental impact of human activities.

Our Department offers B.S. and B.A. baccalaureate degree programs, an honors undergraduate program, M.S. and Ph.D. graduate degrees centered on research dissertations, and partners with other programs in the B.S. degree in Environmental Sciences.

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