When Science Can’t Speak: Acts of Civil Disobedience in the Name of Public Health, from Cholera to the Climate Crisis

September 23, 2020 | 7:00pm Eastern | Livestreaming online

Hosted by Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island

Featuring Dr. Sandra Steingraber, Environmental Scientist and Author

The active refusal of a citizen to obey certain laws or commands of a government is both a deeply personal act of individual conscience and a powerful political tactic. Dr. Sandra Steingraber, is an internationally acclaimed environmental scientist and author whose beliefs have led her to acts of civil disobedience and jail. Sierra magazine hailed her as the “New Rachel Carson” and Physicians for Social Responsibility presented her with their Environmental Health Champion Award. She received the American Ethical Union’s Elliot- Black Award for protecting our planet and informing others on how to get active.

In her well-received book, Living Downstream, which brought together data from U.S. cancer registries with data from the Toxics Release Inventory, she wrote, “From the right to know and the duty to inquire flows the obligation to act.” The book was later made into a documentary film.

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