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ISSP-NYC Sustainability in Focus: RiverBlue Film Screening
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ISSP-NYC Sustainability in Focus:  RiverBlue Film Screening

You are cordially invited to our next ISSP-NYC Sustainability in Focus film screening and networking reception. We are delighted to present RiverBlue, which spotlights the devastation of rivers and associated communities through irresponsible denim manufacturing and leather tanning and calls for change in the fashion industry. An expert panel discussion with Q&A follows the screening. The evening closes with a networking reception featuring wine and hors d'oeuvres.

When: 6/25/2019
5:30pm ET
Where: Romano & Associates
520 Eighth Avenue
New York, New York  10018
United States
Contact: 646-926-0348

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ISSP - NYC Presents 




Film Screening, Panel & Networking Reception



We invite you to join us, as we consider the question this film asks,

Can Fashion Save the Planet?


The Film


Following international river conservationist, Mark Angelo, RIVERBLUE spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world’s most pollutive industries, fashion. Narrated by clean water supporter Jason Priestley, this groundbreaking documentary examines the destruction of our rivers, through irresponsible denim manufacturing and leather tanning, its effect on humanity, and the solutions that inspire hope for a sustainable future.


Through harsh chemical manufacturing processes and the irresponsible disposal of toxic chemical waste, one of our favorite iconic products has destroyed rivers and impacted the lives of people who count on these waterways for their survival. RIVERBLUE brings awareness to the destruction of some of the world’s most vital rivers through the manufacturing of our clothing, but will also act as a demand for significant change in the textile industry from the top fashion brands that can make a difference.




The Details


An expert panel discussion with Q&A follows the screening. The evening closes with a festive networking reception.



Date: Tuesday June 25, 2019


Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT


Location: Romano & Associates, 16th floor, 520 Eighth Avenue (between 36th and 37th streets), New York, NY

Ask security to direct you to the elevators for Romano & Associates

(The buildings share one lobby)



5:30 - 6:00 PM:  Registration

6:00 - 7:30 PM:  Film Screening

7:30 - 8:00 PM: Panel Discussion and Q&A

8:00 - 8:30 PM:  Networking Reception


Join us for this compelling film, discussion, and networking reception with sustainability professionals. Space is limited - register today!

Wine, hors d'oeuvres, and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. 

Ticket Information

$10 - ISSP Members

$20 - Non-members

$35 - At-the-door


The Panelists


Sanghamitra Padhy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Law & Society

Sanghamitra Padhy, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Law & Society, School of Social Science and Human Services, Ramapo College of NJ, earned her doctorate at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles with her dissertation: Greening Human Rights: A Socio-Legal Analysis of Environmental Human Rights in India. 

Sanghamitra's research interests include Water Law and Rights, Water Diplomacy, Natural Resources and Public Policy, Environmental Law in Asia-especially India and China, Bioethics, Legal Pluralism, Human Rights. 

She is currently working on two projects: Greening Law - The Supreme Court, Social Groups, and the Environment in India and Ground Water Rights and the Commons - Comparative analysis of water debates in India and the US. Her current course offerings include Law, Power, Inequality; Global Legal Order; Social Issues; World Sustainability; and Project Development.  She has published multiple scholarly articles.



Paul Gallay, J.D. 

President and Hudson Riverkeeper

Paul Gallay, President and Hudson Riverkeeper, and the Riverkeeper team work to protect the Hudson River and the drinking water supplies for nine million New Yorkers.

Paul has dedicated himself to the environmental movement since 1987, when he left the private practice of law and went to work for the New York State Attorney General. In 1990, Paul began a ten-year stint at New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation, where he brought hundreds of corporate and government polluters to justice. Paul subsequently spent a decade in the land conservation movement before becoming Riverkeeper’s President in 2010.

Paul is a graduate of Williams College and Columbia Law School and has held several teaching positions, including his current appointment with the Earth Institute at Columbia University.




Check back soon for more panelists.


Best Regards,

Mark Wolf                                                                      Kristia Janowski

Co-Chair & Founder                                                       Co-Chair

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