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Summer at SEHN

SEHN Networker Volume 20 (7) Summer 2015 SEHN logo

A brief note from the editor

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” - Henry James


Dear Friends,

As the nights get a little longer, we say goodbye to summer and hello to an exciting fall. The Science and Environmental Health Network has been busy -- in the field, in the press, and with communities fighting against fracking, mining and climate change. We have some exciting projects planned for the coming months, including two compelling workshops, updated websites, more writing, and our continued engagement in grassroots organizing from Utah to Iowa. Stay tuned for more information in early September.

Sincerely, Kaitlin Butler Program Director


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September 19th Minneapolis Workshop

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Women's Companion for Political Change: Rethinking the Role of Government to Align the Law with Justice

Saturday, September 19, 2015  9AM - 4PM. 

An all-day training to use a common legal framework in grassroots organizing to protect the waters of the upper midwest.


October 21st Minneapolis Event

On Wednesday, October 21st, SEHN will host a special evening with Science

produceDirector Ted Schettler and Executive Director Carolyn Raffensperger, along with Women's Congress Initiative Director Ann Manning and Program Director, Kaitlin Butler. At this special gathering, we will be weaving together the story of how the breast cancer community led the struggle to implement the precautionary principle, Ted's work on the ecology of breast cancer and the Women's Congress. We will follow the thread in the labyrinth of women's activism and women's environmental health.

Stay tuned for more information, coming soon.

In the Press: "The New Ecofeminism"

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  "Like toxic waste, injustice accumulates over time -- especially   when we try to bury it..."

SEHN's Carolyn Raffensperger, Executive Director, and   Kaitlin Butler, Program Director, write about "The New   Ecofeminism" emerging -- a new phase of the feminism movement predicated on a new ethic: responsibility.

Read the full article on On the Commons Magazine here.

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CHE Partnership Calls

Theories of Carcinogenesis: Cancer as Development Gone Awry

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 10:00 am Pacific/1:00 pm Eastern

Join CHE Partners for the second in a series of calls exploring the theories around environmental contributors to cancer. Drs. Carlos Sonnenschein and Ana Soto will discuss the tissue organization field theory (TOFT).

RSVP today!


CHE Call Calendar and Archive

The CHE Cancer Working Group is undertaking a series of teleconferences titled Theories of Carcinogenesis to explore the theories around environmental contributors to cancer. These theories have a direct bearing on how environmental contributors to carcinogenesis are perceived and evaluated. For updates on this series and other partnership calls, Join CHE Today.

Interested readers: Listen to the archived MP3 of the first call in theTheories of Carcinogenesis series: July 21st -- Assessing the Carcinogenic Potential of Low-Dose Exposures to Chemical Mixtures in the Environment

Thanks for sharing in our excitement around this challenging, important work. We welcome any comments or suggestions for future Networkers at