Acclaimed Ecologist and Author to Speak at WSU

OGDEN, Utah – Internationally recognized ecologist, author and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber will share her story and research Jan. 17 at noon in Weber State University’s Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.

Steingraber will discuss her new book, “Raising Elijah: Protecting Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis.” The book chronicles the harmful environment to which today’s youth are exposed. Steingraber explores the links between human rights and the environment with a focus on chemical contamination. She takes a personal and scientific look at these issues and offers insights into how to protect people and the environment.

A screening of the film adaptation of her book “Living Downstream” will take place Jan. 15 at noon also in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.

Both events are free and open to the public and are sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Department of Student Involvement and Leadership. The presentations are part of WSU’s Convocation Lecture Series and in conjunction with the yearlong, campus-wide Water Works series.

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Diane Stern, director, Cultural Affairs
801-626-6570 •
Kelsy Peterson, University Communications
801-626-7295 •