Monday, April 2, 2012

Best Bet: World heroine Sandra Steingraber returns to Portland

Sandra and DanImage by dunrie via FlickrThe Dr. Sandra Steingraber event has been rescheduled to April 5, 2012.

The Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP) is hosting a free talk with renowned activist, ecologist, and author, Sandra Steingraber.

The event will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday,
April 5th at The Old Church
1422 SW 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97201.

The author of numerous books including the seminal Living Downstream and most recently Raising Elijah, Dr. Steingraber will speak on the link between environmental pollution, human illness and cancer.

Steingraber has won numerous awards, including Chatham College’s biennial Rachel Carson Leadership Award, the Hero Award from the Breast Cancer Fund, the Environmental Health Champion Award from Physicians for Social Responsibility, Los Angeles, and most recently the Heinz Award. She has served as an advisor to the California Breast Cancer Research Program, provided Congressional briefings, and lectured on many college campuses. A columnist for Orion magazine, Steingraber is a scholar in residence at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York.

NCAP is a non-profit organization that works to protect community health and the environment through research, organizing and advocacy to promote alternatives to pesticides. They are based in Eugene, OR and have been active in pesticide reform throughout the Northwest for 35 years.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information or to arrange interviews,

Josh Vincent, Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP)
541-344-5044 x 22

Interviews with Sandra can also be arranged through the above contact.

Sandra Steingraber
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