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Promoting Health and Social Justice in a Changing Environment

Thursday, November 21, 2019 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Free

St. Louis County Library – Samuel C. Sachs Branch
16400 Burkhardt Place
Chesterfield, MO 63017-4660 United States + Google Map

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required. Registration below!

Featured Speaker: Christine Ekenga, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Professor of Public Health, and Faculty Co-Director, Environment and Social Development Initiative, Center for Social Development, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis

Environmental changes, such as pollution, climate change, and natural and human-caused disasters, affect people worldwide. The health effects of environmental change can be wide-reaching, ranging from acute injuries and emotional trauma to the incidence and worsening of physical and mental health conditions. Environmental change is also a social justice issue. People with less social, economic, and political advantage are more likely to experience the negative effects of environmental change. Dr. Ekenga’s research examines how lifestyle, environmental, and occupational factors interact to influence health and well-being. She discusses local and global examples of environmental injustice in this important and timely talk on the impact of our changing environment on human health.

 

Promoting Health and Social Justice is a Science in St. Louis Series partnership program of the The Academy of Science – St. Louis and St. Louis County Library.

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Details

Date:
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Time:
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

St. Louis County Library – Samuel C. Sachs Branch
16400 Burkhardt Pl.
Chesterfield, MO 63017-4660 United States
+ Google Map