Environment

“Removing Pesticides from Our Public Spaces”

Public areas such as parks, playgrounds and schoolyards are routinely sprayed with various chemicals to control insects and plants. Evidence has mounted showing that these chemicals damage human health. Pesticides tend to be used disproportionately in African American communities. These chemicals also have unintended consequences for humans, animals and plants. The webinar will explore the health concerns associated with pesticides, alternatives to their use, and most importantly, what communities have done to reduce the use of unhealthy chemicals.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting Apr 8, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0oce2rqjIjHtZqIYtbLbi488_nlVEV6lWs

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • Dr. Warren Porter (Emeritus Professor of Integrative Biology, University of Wisconsin) researched how agricultural chemicals influence immune systems, endocrine systems, and neurological health.
  • Bertha Lewis (Executive Director, The Black Institute, Brooklyn NY) will present evidence of the overuse of pesticides in communities of color.
  • Em Ward (Green Party of the Albuquerque Metro Area) participated in the effort to stop the use of glyphosate on county-administered properties in Bernalillo County.
  • Daniel Romano (St. Louis Green Party and No Spray St. Louis) was blocked while using Sunshine Requests to document herbicide usage in city parks.
  • Kent Rowe, engineer and air pollution investigator in Wichita, works with the Sierra Club and Green Party to find alternatives to herbicides for pest control.

Moderator Delilah Barrios (Texas Green Party) hosts “As All Get Out” on the The Populist Voice channel.

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