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Media Advisory: Earth Day speaker Dr. Sandra Steingraber

April 17, 2006

What:  UIS will celebrate Earth Day with a presentation by Dr. Sandra Steingraber called “Contaminated without Consent: How Chemical Pollutants in Air, Food, and Water Violate Human Rights.” Steingraber, an ecologist and cancer survivor, is the author of Living Downstream: An Ecologist Looks at Cancer and the Environment. 

When:  7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19

Where:  Brookens Auditorium, located on the lower level of Brookens Library 

Media Availability:  Reporters may interview Dr. Steingraber from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Public Affairs Center concourse (outside C/D) or from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m. Wednesday evening just outside Brookens Auditorium. 

Details:  Her appearance is sponsored by UIS’ Center for State Policy and Leadership, Department of Environmental Studies, Students Allied for a Greener Earth, and Division of Student Affairs.

    The University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 42 degree programs – 21 bachelor’s, 20 master’s, and the Doctorate of Public Administration. UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.
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