Wednesday, March 6, 2013

when mining & urban populations collide

Following message just received from Kamloops writer Gina Morris,

Here are two events that I sincerely hope you will be able to attend.  In recent years, never has the city of Kamloops been in a place where the voice of our people will play such an important role in the future of our air and our health.  The more informed we are, the more inclined we will be to speak up!  
If you have already received this information, please consider this my kind reminder for the dates, times and locations of these excellent presentations.  
Attached is a poster (printable in colour and grayscale) about the March 10th event and the bios on both speakers which you can forward, along with the event descriptions below. 
Sunday, March 10 ~ 2pm, Parkside Lounge (at Interior Savings Centre)
An Afternoon with Cherise Udell and Dr. Brian Moench of Salt Lake City ~ Moderated by Mel Rothenburger ~

Can people make a difference when mining and urban populations collide?

Cherise Udell certainly thought so when she went to London to hold Rio Tinto accountable for the mine pollution that

was seriously affecting air quality in Salt Lake City. Udell took the health concerns of the Utah Moms for Clean Air directly to the corporate board room.
She raised the issue of corporate responsibility to the shareholders' meeting and also addressed the Olympic Committee, which had promised

the "greenest games ever," despite contracting with Rio Tinto, a major polluter, to produce the Olympic medals.

Joining Udell is Dr. Brian Moench, President of Utah Physicians for Healthy Environment. His medical expertise has been an essential component

in the struggle to make Rio Tinto address the serious consequences of the mine pollution they produce. He discusses medical research regarding

air pollution and its effects on the functioning of the human brain, lungs and heart.


Come and hear their remarkable story regarding the conflicting interests of resource development and human health and safety.

Don't miss the opportunity to attend this powerful presentation.

Tuesday, March 12 ~ Noon - doors open, talk begins 12:15 pm, Hal Rogers Centre at McGowan Park, Kamloops

~ Brown Bag Lunch with Cherise Udell ~

Kamloops Moms for Clean Air invites anyone who would like to meet Cherise Udell, Founder and President of Utah Moms for Clean Air,

to discuss effective strategies for citizens to engage in community change. Come and hear how Udell's organization has been successful

in many projects that protect the health and the future of children in Utah.


Don't miss this fabulous opportunity! Children are welcome. Please bring your bag lunch and we'll provide the coffee!


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