A Breakfast Conversation with Dr. Sandra Steingraber

A Breakfast Conversation with Dr. Sandra Steingraber

Thursday, May 19, 2011, 9:00 - 10:30 AM

The Green Funders Affinity Group is spending the year focused on the environment and human health. in March, we welcomed Ken Cook, co-founder and president of the Environmental Working Group. This session provided an overview of the many spheres where environmental problems translate into human health impacts.  

Dr. Sandra Steingraber, acclaimed ecologist and author, will be in Baltimore in conjunction with Baltimore Green Week and the Sustainable Speaker Series, will join Maryland Philanthropy Network members for breakfast Thursday, May 19th to offer her insights into how we can protect the environment and ourselves.  

This program is for invited guests and Maryland Philanthropy Network members only; breakfast and coffee will be available at 8:30 AM. 

We encourage you to hear Dr. Steingraber speak the night before at the Enoch Pratt Free Library.  Please visit for more information: http://baltimoregreenworks.com/events/sustainable-speaker-series/

About Dr. Steingraber
Ecologist, author, and cancer survivor, Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized authority on the environment links to cancer and human health. 

Steingraber’s highly acclaimed book, Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment presents cancer as a human rights issue. Originally published in 1997, it was the first to bring together data on toxic releases with data from U.S. cancer registries and won praise from international media including The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, The Lancet, and The London Times. 

Released as a second edition in 2010, Living Downstream has been adapted for film by The People’s Picture Company of Toronto.  This eloquent and cinematic documentary follows Steingraber during one pivotal year as she travels across North America, working to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links. Continuing the investigation begun in Living Downstream, Steingraber’s book, Having Faith: An Ecologist’s Journey to Motherhood, explores the intimate ecology of motherhood. Both a memoir of her own pregnancy and an investigation of fetal toxicology, Having Faith reveals the extent to which environmental hazards now threaten each stage of infant development.  In the eyes of an ecologist, the mother’s body is the first environment for life. The Library Journal selected Having Faith as a best book of 2001, and it was featured in a PBS documentary by Bill Moyers.