Reclaiming Our Healthy Future: Political change to protect the next generation, the 26th National Pesticide Forum, will be held March 14-16 at the University of California, Berkeley. This exciting environmental health conference is just about a month away, sign-up now to pay the pre-registration rate.Speakers, panels and workshops
Many scientists, authors, community leaders and activists have been added to the Forum line-up, which already includes Arturo Rodriguez, Devra Davis and Tyrone Hayes. View the updated speaker list and schedule of events, which now includes a list of workshop topics.
Bus tour of CA agriculture community
Join the bus tour on Friday, March 14 to learn about the amazing efforts of activists from the San Joaquin ValleyÂ the source of much of the state’s food for California, US and foreign markets. Tour begins at noon (meet at UC Berkeley Clark Kerr Conference Center). RSVP required.
Travel and lodging
We’ve found that inexpensive airfare is still available, but should be booked soon. Kayak seems to find good rates (round trip from Seattle $170; Chicago $285; New York & Washington, DC $300). Lodging in Berkeley is very tight the weekend of March 14-16. We recommend that you book your hotel now.
A Sense of Wonder
This yearâ€™s Forum will include a performance of A Sense of Wonder, a play written and performed by Kaiulani Lee, based on the life and works of Rachel Carson. The play is the story of one womanâ€™s love for the natural world and her fight to defend it. It is the story of the extremely private Rachel Carson thrust into the role of controversial public figure.
Please help spread the word! Print the Forum flyer to display in your community.
The conference is sponsored by Beyond Pesticides, Californians for Pesticide Reform and Pesticide Action Network North America. Registration and further details are available online on the Forum website.