Hoch Cunningham Environmental Lecture: Climate Change, Health Equity and Organizing for Change
Thursday, September 22 | 12:00 PM ET | Multipurpose Room, Curtis Hall
Climate change is fundamentally an issue of public health and health equity. In this talk, Dr. Basu, with the Center for Health Equity Education & Advocacy, Cambridge Health Alliance, will discuss the ways in which climate change and the burning of fossil fuels impacts health through 9 major mechanisms: infectious diseases, extreme weather/natural disasters, food insecurity, water scarcity, heat, air pollution, mental health, forced migration and political conflict. He will further discuss ways in which community organizing can offer climate solutions through collective action.
This event is co-sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program and the Tisch College of Civic Life. Lunch will be provided. Visitors attending events on campus are required to be vaccinated and boosted, if eligible, and may be asked to show proof of vaccination.
Online viewers should register at this link.