Earth Month

Unbreathable: The Fight for Healthy Air

Free and open to the public

Created by American University’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking in partnership with the American Lung Association, this short film looks back on 50 years of the Clean Air Act, highlighting both the incredible progress made in cleaning up air pollution as well as the stories of communities that are still suffering from polluted environments.

The film underscores the challenges we continue to face in protecting health and ensuring health equity amid the growing threats from climate change and worsening air quality.

Following the film, a panel of Maine public health and medical experts will kick-off a discussion among all participants.

Featured Guests


Margaret Burnette Stogner, MA - Executive Director, Center for Environmental Filmmaking at American University and Director of “Unbreathable - the Fight for Healthy Air”


Paul Billings - Senior Vice President of Advocacy for the American Lung Association

Anne Coates, MD - Pediatric Pulmonologist at The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital and Board Member of the Maine Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

Rebecca Lincoln, ScD - Toxicologist and Coordinator of the Environmental Public Health Tracking Program, Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention

Jordan Susa - University of New England, rising senior - studying public health

Bethany Woodworth, PhD - Director of Climate Change Studies at the University of New England


United States


Alethea Cariddi
unbreathable event poster

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