The Rise of the US Environmental Health Movement: A Conversation with Activist and Author Kate Davies
1:00 pm US Eastern Time
On this CHE-Alaska call environmental health expert Kate Davies discussed 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. This call shared why the environmental health movement is important to you and 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 US, Canada and the UK. Her new book, The Rise of the US Environmental Health Movement, is the first book to offer a comprehensive examination of the US environmental health movement.
Kate Davies, MA, DPhil, has been active on environmental health issues for 35 years in the US, Canada and the UK. Over the years, Kate has served on the boards of directors of numerous environmental nongovernmental and governmental organizations in the US 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 Master of Arts 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.