May 3, 2017 to May 4, 2017 10:00 am

UCLA, various venues

The UCLA Center for the Study of Women presents

CHEMICAL ENTANGLEMENTS: 

A Symposium on Gender and Exposure

May 4 & 5, 2017

UCLA

Free and open to the public!

 

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

 

Chemical Entanglements will convene a group of scholars, scientists and community based researchers, artists, documentarians, and policy makers to assess the gendered impacts of (primarily endocrine-disrupting) chemicals on human populations. Speakers will use methods from across scholarly disciplines to assess the way gendered patterns of exposure contribute to illnesses. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet researchers, community organizers, artists, and innovators who are changing the way we approach:

– Reproductive justice, maternal health, and endocrine disruption

– Urban oil drilling in Los Angeles

– Income inequality, environmental health, and environmental justice

– Exposure to indoor air pollution in homes and workplaces

– Pesticides, flame retardants, and birth defects

– Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance, and exposure illness

– Toxic personal care and cleaning products

– Training the next generation of environmental innovators and advocates

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

THE BURDEN OF BREASTS: GENDER, CHEMICAL EXPOSURES, AND CHANGING BODIES

By LA Times Book Prize-winning author Florence Williams

 

May 4, 2017

4:00 PM

Main Conference Room

Charles E. Young Research Library

 

PANEL SESSIONS:

May 5, 2017

8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Popper Theater

Schoenberg Music Building

 

PANELISTS:

Vanessa Agard-Jones (Columbia University)

Karim Ahmed (National Council for Science and the Environment)

Jesse Cohen (Canaries)

Martha Dina Arguello (Physicians for Social Responsibility)

David Crews (University of Texas at Austin)

Nourbese Flint (Black Women for Wellness)

Kim Fortun (Rensselear Polytechnic Institute)

Andrea Gore (University of Texas at Austin)

Liza Grandia (UC Davis)

Tyrone Hayes (UC Berkeley)

mark! Lopez (East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice)

Shahir Masri (UC Irvine)

Teresa Montoya (New York University)

Peggy Munson (Artist, Writer, Activist)

Ana Soto (Tufts University School of Medicine)

 

FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS AVAILABLE ONLINE

 

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

 

 

Travel Grants are available to support non-UCLA graduate students and independent scholars who wish to attend the Symposium! 

 

All CSW Events are Fragrance-Free! CSW is dedicated to creating a safe and accessible space for everyone who participates in our events and programs. For information on our fragrance-free initiative and details on requesting accessibility accommodations, please visit our Event Accessibility page.

 

Co-sponsored by:

– UCLA Luskin Endowment for Thought Leadership

– UCLA Council on Research Trans-Disciplinary Seed Grant

– UCLA Office of Interdisciplinary & Cross Campus Affairs

– UCLA Social Sciences Dean’s Faculty Opportunity Fund

– Institute for Society and Genetics

– Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center

– Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies (LENS)

– Muriel C. McClendon, Social Sciences Equity Advisor (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office)

– Paul Barber, Life Sciences Equity Advisor (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office)

– UCLA School of Nursing

– UCLA Center for Occupational & Environmental Health

– UCLA Division of Social Sciences

– Charles E. Young Research Library

– Backed by Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion