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GLIN==> Earth Month Lecture at UIC April 24th



Posted on behalf of Daniel T. McGrath <dmcgrath@uic.edu>


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*********  EARTH MONTH LECTURE at UIC **********

SANDRA STEINGRABER, author of "LIVING DOWNSTREAM:
AN ECOLOGIST LOOKS AT CANCER AND THE ENVIRONMENT,"
will be speaking at the University of Illinois at Chicago:

This coming Monday, April 24, 2000
12 noon - 1:30 p.m.
College of Pharmacy, 833 S. Wood
134-2 Auditorium

Dr. Steingraber is a biologist, poet, cancer survivor, and an activist
within the scientific community. An outspoken critic of toxic pollution, she
has been hailed "the new Rachel Carson" by the Sierra Club and has been
honored as one of Ms. Magazine's women of the year. Her book, Living
Downstream, combines gripping personal narrative with a scientific analysis
of the evidence linking cancer to environmental contamination. Her focus is
the people of Illinois and their struggles to reduce the industrial and
agricultural pollution that affects their lives.

The book was written while Dr. Steingraber was a fellow at UIC's Center for
Research on Women and Gender. In addition to writing Living Downstream, she
is the author of "Post-Diagnosis," a volume of poetry, and the co-author of
a book on ecology and human rights in Africa, "The Spoils of Famine." She
earned her PhD in Biology at the University of Michigan and is currently a
visiting assistant professor at Cornell University.

Dr. Steingraber's talk is the final event of Earth Month 2000 at UIC and is
sponsored by the Institute for Environmental Science and Policy, Center for
Research on Women and Gender, School of Public Health, Environmental Health
and Safety Office, Office of Women's Affairs, the Green Campus Council, and
other Earth Month sponsors. Please join us for what should be a relevant and
moving talk. Reception to follow.

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