Sandra Steingraber Appears in Portland

March 7, 2012 -- The Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP) is hosting a free talk with renowned activist, ecologist, and author, Sandra Steingraber. The event will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, April 5th at The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97201.

The author of numerous books including the seminal Living Downstream: a Scientists Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment, Dr. Steingraber will deliver a talk on the relationship between pesticide use, environmental pollution, human illness and cancer.

Steingraber has won numerous awards, including Chatham College’s biennial Rachel Carson Leadership Award, the Hero Award from the Breast Cancer Fund, the Environmental Health Champion Award from Physicians for Social Responsibility, Los Angeles, and most recently the Heinz Award. She has served as an advisor to the California Breast Cancer Research Program, provided Congressional briefings, and lectured on many college campuses.

A columnist for Orion magazine, Steingraber is a scholar in residence at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York.

NCAP is a non-profit organization that works to protect community health and the environment through research, organizing and advocacy to promote alternatives to pesticides. They are based in Eugene, OR and have been active in pesticide reform throughout the Northwest for 35 years.

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