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Monday, March 23, 2015

April 6th lecture by biologist Sandra Steingraber

''With climate change now an existential threat to children born today-and with a growing realization that toxic chemical production is driven by the economic needs of the energy industry-these gendered responses to the environmental crisis are rapidly evolving.  As both a biologist and a leading figure in the national fight against fracking, Steingraber will explore the role of women in the construction of knowledge about the risks of extreme fossil fuel extraction, gender disparities in the distribution of economic costs and benefits, the disproportionate burden of harm that women experience when their communities become targeted for oil and gas extraction, and the rise of women leaders in the anti-fracking movement."

"Women Confronting Fossil Fuels and Petrochemicals in an Age of Climate Emergency"

University of Pittsburgh
April 6, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm