The Weissman Center For Leadership At Mount Holyoke College Offers Series Of Events This Fall

Wednesday, August 11, 1999 - 12:00

For Immediate Release
August, 1999

THE WEISSMAN CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP AT MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE OFFERS SERIES OF EVENTS THIS FALL


Silent Killers? Environmental Contaminants and Health


South Hadley, MA--Increased cancer rates, adverse developmental effects from synthetic chemicals that mimic estrogen, even impotent alligators! Each week we are bombarded with studies and frightening allegations of new adverse health effects of environmental contaminants.

What do we really know about the impact of environmental pollutants on wildlife and human health? And which policies are most appropriate to address the actual or potential threats? Nationally recognized policy makers, researchers, and activists will engage these questions critically in a semester-long series of events at Mount Holyoke College. Sponsored by The Harriet L. and Paul M. Weissman Center for Leadership. All events are free and open to the public.

Fall 99 Event Listing


DATE
LOCATION
EVENT
September 13
7:30 pm

Chapin Auditorium
Mount Holyoke College

Keynote Address - EPA Policy: Defining the Public Interest by Carol Browner, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Sponsored by The Harriet L. and Paul M. Weissman Center for Leadership. Call 538-3071 for more information.
October 5
7:30 pm
Chapin Auditorium
Mount Holyoke College
A Sense of Wonder A play written and performed by Kaiulani Lee. Based on the life and works of Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring. Sponsored by The Harriet L. and Paul M. Weissman Center for Leadership. Call 538-3071 for more information.
October 21
7:30 pm
Gamble Auditorium
Mount Holyoke College
Environmental Justice Panelists explore questions such as the evidence of environmental inequities, how much risk is acceptable and who should make that decision, and how we can distribute the burdens of environmental hazards more evenly across economic groups and nations. Moderator: Judith Kurland '67, Regional Director, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Massachusetts. Panelists: Michele Beigel Corash '67, partner in the international law firm of Morrison & Foerster; John Graham, Director, Center for Risk Analysis, Harvard University; Vernice Miller, member National Environmental Justice Advisory Council of the EPA; Nancy Maxwell, Senior scientist in epidemiology at the Silent Spring Institute. Sponsored by The Harriet L. and Paul M. Weissman Center for Leadership. Call 538-3071 for more information.
November 17
7:30 pm
Gamble Auditorium
Mount Holyoke College
Endocrine Disruptors: The Impact of Synthetic Chemicals on Health Panelists discuss possible effects on human health, assessment methods, and the interaction of political and social factors in determining acceptable risk. Moderator: Rochelle Tyl, Director, Center for Life Sciences and Toxicology, Research Triangle Institute. Panelists: Linda Birnbaum, Director, Experimental Toxicology Division, National Health and Environments Effects Research Laboratory, EPA; Christobal Bonifaz, lawyer, Amherst, Massachusetts; George Daston, Developmental Toxicologist with Procter & Gamble; Louis Guillette, Professor of zoology and Research Foundation Endowed Professor at the University of Florida. Sponsored by The Harriet L. and Paul M. Weissman Center for Leadership. Call 538-3071 for more information.

For more information, phone The Weissman Center for Leadership at (413) 538-3071. Email: wcl@mtholyoke.edu or on the web at www.mtholyoke.edu/programs/wcl.

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