Dr. Sandra Steingraber: The Fracking of Rachel Carson
Silent Spring in an Age of Environmental Crisis
Gender + Women's Studies presents the Sixth Annual Korenman Lecture, a Humanities Forum + Social Sciences Forum event.
A cancer survivor, Dr. Sandra Steingraber has written extensively on the intersection of the environment and public health. She will discuss what we have learned, and failed to learn, in the 50 years since Rachel Carson’s publication of Silent Spring, and will examine the threat to public health that fracking poses.
Sandra Steingraber’s highly acclaimed book, Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment presents cancer as a human rights issue. Originally published in 1997, it was the first to bring together data on toxic releases with data from U.S. cancer registries and won praise from international media including The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, The Lancet, and The London Times.
Sponsored by Gender + Women Studies with support from the Dresher Center for the Humanities, the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, the Office of the Provost, the Social Sciences Forum, the Department of Geography and Environmental Systems, the Department of American Studies, Women in Science and Engineering, the Department of Political Science, Early Childhood Education in the Department of Education, the Department of English, the Department of History, the Honors College, the Language, Literature and Culture Program, the President’s Commission for Women (PCW), the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University Health Services, Women Involved in Learning and Leadership (WILL), and the Women’s Center.