The Rise of the U.S. Environmental Health Movement: A conversation with activist and author Kate Davies, recorded on 6/26/13.
Environmental health expert Kate Davies discusses the roots, strategies and successes of the environmental health movement. By placing human health at the center of concern, the movement has achieved many victories in community mobilization and legislative reform since it was born in 1978 when Lois Gibbs organized her neighbors to protest a toxic waste dump in Love Canal, New York. Listen to this call recording on why the environmental health movement is important to the participants and to hear Kate Davies’ perspective on what it will take to fully protect public health. Kate Davies has been active on environmental health issues for 35 years in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Her new book, The Rise of the U.S. Environmental Health Movement is the first book to offer a comprehensive examination of the U.S. environmental health movement. This call was presented by ACAT’s Alaska Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE-AK).
On June 20th, the national Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE) hosted a call with Kate Davies and Elise Miller. Listen to their conversation with Elise Miller, CHE’s director and author of the book’s forward, together they discuss the environmental health movement’s historical, ideological, and cultural roots as well as talk about its strategies and successes. Visit CHE for more information.
Kate Davies, M.A., D.Phil., has been active on environmental health issues for 35 years in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Over the years, Kate has served on the boards of directors of numerous environmental nongovernmental and governmental organizations in the U.S. and Canada. Kate is faculty at Antioch University Seattle in the graduate program in Environment and Community and clinical associate professor at the University of Washington. She holds a doctorate in biochemistry from Oxford University and a M.A. in cultural anthropology and social transformation from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Kate has authored or co-authored numerous articles, book chapters, op eds and reviews. She lives on Whidbey Island in Washington state with her husband George. Full bio
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