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PERC Member School Mercyhurst's Earth Day Lecturer Lois Gibbs

  • 23 Apr 2012
  • 7:00 PM
  • Taylor Little Theatre, Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA

Lois GibbsFrom Silent Spring to Empowered Citizens: The Legacies of Love Canal
The Mercyhurst University Green Team and the Evelyn Lincoln Institute for Ethics and Society will proudly welcome environmental hero Lois Gibbs to campus to deliver the 2012 Sister Maura Smith Earth Day Lecture, "From Silent Spring to Empowered Citizens: The Legacies of Love Canal" at 7 pm in the Taylor Little Theatre, on Monday, April 23rd.

Lois Marie Gibbs is the Executive Director of the Center for Health, Environment & Justice. In 1978, Lois founded the Love Canal Homeowners’ Association, and CHEJ in 1981. Her vision has guided CHEJ's efforts to provide critical organizing and technical assistance to communities engaged in their own environmental struggles.

Lois sits on numerous Boards and Advisory Committees. She is the recipient of an honorary Doctorate from SUNY at Cortland, New York, the 1990 Goldman Environmental Prize, the 1998 Heinz Award, and the 1999 John Gardner Leadership Award from Independent Sector.

This event is free and open to the public.

Questions about the Sister Maura Smith Earth Day Lecture can be addressed to Brittany Prischak: or (814) 824-3829

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