Renowned Author, Ecologist and Cancer Survivor to Speak at ACCESS Women's Luncheon March 25 in Dearborn
Sandra Steingraber is keynote at Arab Community Center Women's Health Event
DEARBORN, Mich., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Sandra Steingraber, a cancer
survivor and ecologist, will bring her unique perspectives on environmental
health to "Healthy Women, Healthy Children, Healthy Environment." The event
is the 2nd annual Women's Health Luncheon sponsored by the Arab Community
Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS). The luncheon takes place
Thursday, March 25, 2004 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bint Jebail Cultural
Center, 6220 Miller Road in Dearborn. A $20 donation is requested, $10 for
"ACCESS is thrilled to bring an author and scholar of this level to our
Women's Health Luncheon event," said Kathryn Savoie, Director of ACCESS'
Environmental Program. "Steingraber is not only an excellent scientist but
also a mother who has lived through cancer. She brings a perspective that is
both knowledgeable and humane to the issue of environmental health."
An ecologist, author, cancer survivor and mother of two children, Dr.
Steingraber is internationally recognized for her expertise on environmental
links to cancer and reproductive health. She is the author of two books,
"Living Downstream: An Ecologist Looks at Cancer and the Environment," and
"Having Faith: An Ecologist's Journey to Motherhood." Steingraber's books
sell and her speaking tour calendar is full because she is able to eloquently
translate scientific knowledge into lay terms.
Publisher's Weekly's review of Steingraber's book, "Having Faith," said
the work was "a cross between the quirkily thorough detail of Natalie Angier's
science-writing and the passionate environmental advocacy of Rachel Carson.
Parents to be or anyone concerned with environmental pollution will want to
read and discuss this -- and act."
Steingraber's message and experience may have great resonance in the
industrialized areas of Detroit and Dearborn. "People here are surrounded by
industry and freeways and have many concerns about the impacts on the health
of their children and families," said Dr. Adnan Hammad, director of ACCESS
Community Health and Research Center. "Perhaps Dr. Steingraber can help us
raise awareness and hope, the first steps in making things safer and better
for our community."
The Women's Day Luncheon Celebration is jointly sponsored by ACCESS and
The Oakwood Center for Women's Health. The Oakwood Center for Women's Health
strives to improve the health status of the over 520,000 women that live in
the Oakwood service area. The Center provides a wealth of services
specifically designed for and around women. Services include Infertility
Services, Obstetrics and Maternal Fetal Medicine, Gynecology, Breast Health,
Cardiovascular Services, Gynecologic Oncology and Complementary & Alternative
Medicine to name a few.
ACCESS is a non-profit human service organization serving the Arab
American community in Southeastern Michigan since 1971. ACCESS provides a
variety of programs and services, with an emphasis on low-income families and
immigrants, including Community Health and Medical Services, Mental
Health/Family Counseling, Social Services, Employment and Training, Youth and
Education, Cultural Arts, and many others.
If you would like to receive a map of Bint Jebail Cultural Center or a
photo of Dr. Steingraber, please contact Kathryn Savoie at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 313-216-2225.
Web sites for more information:
Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS),
The Oakwood Center for Women's Health, http://www.oakwood.org
Sandra Steingraber, http://www.steingraber.com
SOURCE Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services
Web Site: http://www.accesscommunity.org http://www.oakwood.org
Kathryn Savoie, Ph.D.
Environmental Program Director
Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS)
6450 Maple Street
Dearborn MI 48126