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Webinar – Waste: One Woman’s Fight Against America’s Dirty Secret

May 20, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Dear UNC School of Medicine and UNC School of Nursing Leaders, Faculty, and Staff,
I wished to invite you and the UNC School of Medicine and UNC School of Nursing communities to a talk by Catherine Coleman Flowers on May 20 (Thursday), from 12-1 p.m. Her talk promises to tie together building healthy communities and having a healthy home. I hoped that you could share the attached flier or this email with students and community members who may also be interested in this lecture.
On Thursday, May 20, from 12-1 p.m., Catherine Coleman Flowers who will draw on her research recently published in Waste: One Woman’s Fight Against America’s Dirty Secret. A MacArthur Genius Fellow and environmental justice advocate, Ms. Flowers exposes how rural communities increasingly lack access to systems of basic sanitation which has, in turn, led to the resurgence of once-vanquished diseases such as hookworm. The rise of these diseases in the rural south and the effects of those diseases on learning outcomes and public health will be a central point of her discussion. As such, those in attendance will learn how we can support communities in North Carolina by advocating for sustainable infrastructure.
We would be delighted to have you and/or members of the UNC School of Medicine and UNC School of Nursing in attendance.

Ms. Flowers’ lecture has been supported by the Nicholas School of the Environment (Duke University), Duke Civil Justice Clinic, and Legal Aid of North Carolina. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact me at (919) 597-8820 or Thanks in advance for your support for helping us have a healthy community–and thanks for sharing this invitation with all those who may be interested at UNC.

All best wishes,

Alexis Clark, PhD
Community Resource Coordinator
Eviction Diversion Program
Legal Aid of NC


May 20, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


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