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100th Meridian Project

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 4:00pm
LocationHylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater

Why does good science sometimes lead to bad policy?  The 100th Meridian Project examines the 19th century roots of the current water crisis in the American West.  John Wesley Powell's explorations of the Colorado River and the arid regions of the west led to a series of recommendations about land use, agriculture, settlement, and irrigation that were almost all rejected or ignored.  The reasons why, and the human tragedies that followed, form the main axis of this multi-disciplinary, multi-media performance piece, presented in workshop format by students and faculty of Mason's College of Visual and Performing Arts, followed by a panel discussion/audience Q&A. FREE

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