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Frontline Struggles: Environmental Health and Justice Communities
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.

This talk is held in memory of Prof. Jonathan Kenny and is co-sponsored with the Tufts Digital Collections and Archives, the Department of Chemistry and the Tisch College of Civic Life.

Dec 2, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Stephen Lester
Science Director @Center for Health, Environment & Justice
Stephen Lester is the science director at the Center for Health, Environment & Justice. Mr. Lester holds a Master of Science degree in Toxicology from the Harvard University School of Public Health and a Bachelor’s 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.