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Prof. Jonathan Kenny Memorial Lecture - Frontline Struggles: Environmental Health & Justice Communities

Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 12:00pm

Join the Environmental Studies program and Tisch College for a conversation with Stephen Lester, Science Director of the Center for Health, Environment & Justice. From Love Canal to Flint MI, frontline communities are organizing and winning. This presentation will discuss the strategies used by environmental health and justice communities to win their local struggles. It will also discuss how scientific information can be a game changer and a powerful organizing tool for local grassroots community organizations. The presentation will begin with the Love Canal story, the worst toxic chemical disaster in US history and include case studies of communities across the country fighting for a safe place to live, work play and pray. 

Stephen Lester is the science director at the Center for Health, Environment & Justice. He holds a Master of Science degree in Toxicology from the Harvard University School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from American University. He has served on numerous scientific advisory and peer review committees including those of the Natural Resource Council of the National Academy of Sciences, the National institutes of Environmental Health Sciences, and the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. 

This event is cosponsored by Tisch College, Tufts Digital Collections and Archives and the Chemistry Department.

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