Las Positas College and American Lung Association to host ''Unbreathable: The Fight for Healthy Air”

This 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. A panel discussion with local experts will follow the virtual screening.


Created by American University’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking in partnership with the American Lung Association, the 30-minute 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. With asthma leading as the number one chronic health condition among children, the film highlights the urgent need for action.


The film was directed and executive produced by award-winning filmmaker Maggie Burnette Stogner and produced by Elizabeth Joy Herzfeldt-Kamprath. Unbreathable won Gold at the 2021 Television, Internet & Video Association of DC, Inc. Peer Awards and was also designated as “Official Selection” at the Environmental, Chesapeake, and International Documentary film festivals, among others.


A panel discussion featuring the following experts will follow the virtual screening:


· Eric Harpell, Professor of Las Positas College, Dept. of Physics, Astronomy, and Environmental Science

· Kristina Chu, Communications Manager, Bay Area Air Quality Management District

· Meghan Pletsch, Climate and Energy Fellow, Las Positas College


View the trailer:


This event is hosted in partnership with the American Lung Association in California. For more information on how to participate in this event, visit: Questions regarding this event can be directed to the American Lung Association in California at


About Las Positas College

Las Positas College offers a curriculum for students seeking transfer to a four-year college or university, career preparation, or basic skills education. The college provides university transfer classes, retraining classes for those in need of employment or career advancement, a first-time educational opportunity for many adults, enrichment classes for those seeking a broader perspective, and career and technical training for those entering the technical and paraprofessional workforce.


About the American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit:


About Chabot-Las Positas Community College District

CLPCCD serves the San Francisco East Bay Area, particularly southern Alameda County, through its two colleges: Chabot College in Hayward and Las Positas College in Livermore. CLPCCD is governed by a seven-member board of trustees which is responsible for all policy decisions. Board members are elected from trustee areas by the registered voters of nine communities: Castro Valley, Dublin, Hayward, Livermore, Pleasanton, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Sunol, and Union City.

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