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WHEN Dec. 5, from 7 to 9 p.m.
WHERE Remsen Hall, Room 1, Homewood campus
CONTACT AID JHU · firstname.lastname@example.org · 410-929-4525
Free screening and free pizza!
On the night of Dec. 3, 1984, 27 tons of methyl isocyanide leaked out of Union Carbide onto the sleeping population of Bhopal. + 8,000 died instantly + 500,000 were poisoned + 22,000 have died so far + 150,000 left disabled due to injuries + Children born to survivors suffer from debilitating diseases + Disaster site has not yet been cleaned
Why did this happen? Because of greed and negligence. The safety systems were turned off as part of cost-cutting. That, too, in a plant that was built using an unproven and untested technology.
The court settlement compensated the survivors with a mere sum of $500, further adding insult to injury. This sum is not sufficient for a few months of medical treatment. And most of these people cannot be cured and need lifelong assistance and treatments.
It is not far-fetched to imagine that this plant could have been in your town or city, and you could have just as easily become one of these victims.
To support the cause of justice for these fellow humans and to learn more about their cause, please join us for a screening of the movie Bhopali, which reflects the current state of affairs in Bhopal.
Presented by JHU chapter of Association for India's Development and South Asian Graduate Association (Bloomberg School of Public Health)