Apr 16 2011 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Living Downstream: An Ecologist Looks at Cancer and the Environment
Rackham Amphitheatre - 915 East Washington Street

4/2/11 Detroit Free Press interview with Sandra Steingraber
Sponsored by: Alumnae Council
Speaker: Sandra Steingraber, Ecologist and Author

Dr. Sandra Steingraber will discuss her highly acclaimed book, Living Downstream: An Ecologist Looks at Cancer and the Environment. The book was recently adapted to a movie which she will show clips from during her discussion. She presents cancer as a human rights issue, and was the first to bring together data on toxic releases with newly released data from U.S. cancer registries. Living Downstream won praise from international media, including The Washington Post, the Nation, The Chicago Tribune, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, The Lancet, and The London Times. In 1997, Steingraber was named a Ms. Magazine Woman of the Year. She is in Ann Arbor receiving the Athena Award from the Alumnae Council of the University of Michigan.