Corporate Environmental Responsibility: The Legacy of Bhopal will be the subject of the interdisciplinary Crossroads Project Symposium on Monday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. in Illinois State University’s Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
Symposium presenters will include playwright Rahul Varma, whose play, Bhopal, is being staged by the Crossroads Project theatre group at Illinois State through Sunday, Feb. 27. The play deals with the events surrounding the deadly chemical leak at the Union Carbide plant in India in 1984. Varma’s topic will be Why Bhopal.
Illinois State faculty and staff presenters will be Joan Brehm, Sociology and Anthropology, The Value of Watersheds; Dale Fitzgibbons, Management and Quantitative Methods, Bhopal: The Consequences of Maximizing Profit; Tom Bierma, Health Sciences, Path to Prevention: The EH&S Response to Bhopal; Do-Yong Park, Curriculum and Instruction, Bhopal’s Lessons to Act out in Environmental Education; and Enid Cardinal, Office of Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility: Changing the Way We do Business. Mudita Dave, Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will present Persisting Health Challenges – A Quarter Century after Bhopal. The symposium will be moderated by WEEK-TV producer and anchor Gary Moore.
The event is co-sponsored by the Office of the President, Office of the Provost/Sage Fund, Diversity Advocacy, McLean County India Association, College of Applied Science and Technology, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, College of Fine Arts, Mennonite College of Nursing, Office of Student Affairs, Honors Program and University Housing.