Thursday, February 21, 2013

Living Downstream: Local Events of Interest

Are you sick and tired of winter?  If you're anything like me, you've spent winter in hibernation mode at home.  However, now is the time to get out and attend some great educational events!  UMD is hosting Dr. Sandra Steingraber, an ecologist and cancer survivor.  She is a highly acclaimed author and travels the world informing people on the connections between environmental toxins and cancer. 
UMD is showing her film "Living Downstream", an adaptation of her book that details her journey to educate about human health and the environment.  Dr. Steingraber will also be the Women's History Month/World Water Day Keynote Speaker.  Her talk will be entitled "Living Downstream: The Impact of Chemical Exposure on Human Health". 

Dr. Steingraber's topic is near and dear to us as we encourage everyone to be mindful of what goes into the water through the storm and sanitary sewers.  Chemicals are everywhere around us and some can have pretty awful impacts on our health.  So, if you have some free time coming up, check out one of the following events at UMD:

Film Screening: Living Downstream- Monday, February 25th 7 PM in Bohannon 90

Women's History Month Keynote- Monday, March 4th 7 PM in Chem 200

If you're interested in Dr. Steingraber's information and you can't make it to the events, several of her books are available through the Merlin Library System.  "Living Downstream: An Ecologist Looks at Cancer and the Environment" is available at the Superior Public Library. 

For more information, click here for Dr. Steingraber's website. 

-Written by Jillian Schubert Edwards

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