The Spring Creek Project is honored to welcome acclaimed biologist, author, and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber to the Whiteside Theatre on May 14, 2018. She will deliver the keynote address on the opening day of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Human Rights, Fracking and Climate Change.
Steingraber is the author of the celebrated book Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment, which was the first book to bring together data on toxic releases with data from U.S. cancer registries. Her other books include Having Faith: An Ecologist’s Journey to Motherhood and Raising Elijah: Protecting Our Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis.
The doors to the Whiteside will open at 6:00 p.m. and the event will begin at 7:00. This event is free and open to the public, tickets are required to make sure we have enough space for everyone. Please register for an Eventbrite ticket and present it at the door (printed or on a mobile device).
Recognized as a two-way translator between scientists and activists and called “a poet with a knife” by Sojourner magazine, Steingraber has received many honors for her work as a science writer, including a Heinz Award in 2011. She donated the award’s cash prize to the anti-fracking movement, and in 2012 became the co-founder of New Yorkers Against Fracking, a statewide coalition of more than 280 grassroots organizations.
Steingraber’s address will be preceded by a performance of an original song composed for this event by Jan Michael Looking Wolf and Dana Reason. An enrolled Kalapuya member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Jan Michael Looking Wolf is a world-renowned Native American flute player. Dana Reason is a composer, musician and sonic artist who albums have been long-listed for Grammy Awards in three categories.
Grass Roots Books & Music will have Steingraber's books available for purchase, and she will be available to sign books after her keynote lecture.
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