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Roundtable Discussion: Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: Leveraging Law to Facilitate Citizen Epidemiology
Monday, February 10, 2014
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Brooklyn Law School
250 Joralemon Street
Center for Health, Science and Public Policy
About the Program
The discussion will focus on how community residents (that is, citizens of a place) who are experiencing health effects from industrial toxins can document exposures and hold industrial polluters accountable. Topics will be drawn from the experience of organizations such as Mossville Environmental Action Now, WE ACT for Environmental Justice, and other groups. The discussion will address the meaning of public health protection; the effects on communities when it is withheld; the use of epidemiological research and other public health tools; and, how community residents can create alternative public health research strategies and use them in legal, media, and community-organizing campaigns—especially those focused on industries such as oil refining and chemical processing.
The program’s goal is to share knowledge and tactics that benefit the work of environmental justice organizing in the United States.