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60 Years of Activism for the Public’s Health: Jack Weinberg Battles the Social, Economic, and Environmental Causes of Disease

When: Thursday, May 12, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Central

Where: Online
Webcast Link

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM)  

Group: Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM)

Category: Lectures & Meetings


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In this webinar, we will interview Jack Weinberg, an environmental health activist with a 60+ year track record of fighting for the rights of the public. His activism started in the 1960s with civil rights, the Free Speech Movement, Anti-Vietnam War, and union activism. Weinberg’s environmental health activism started in 1977 when he led a coalition of environmentalists, unionists, and community members in Northwest Indiana to halt construction on a nuclear power plant because of the health risks it posed. This was followed by 10 years at Greenpeace and then almost 25 years developing and supporting environmental health interventions in the global public policy space. During those years he helped develop and mentor numerous country-based initiatives and NGO leaders in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the former Soviet States, and the MENA region.

Jack Weinberg
Adjunct Faculty in Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago

This webinar is co-hosted by the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) at Northwestern University and IPHAM's Center for Education in Health Sciences.

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