[act-ma] 5/03 "The Toxic Century: Bhopal and the Future of Green Chemistry"

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Tue May 1 07:59:02 PDT 2007

Christopher Sequeira <csequeir at mit.edu>

This year SAVE will be co-sponsoring with Amnesty International, 
MIT-AID, and
the Program for Human Rights and Justice a lecture on the Bhopal Disaster,
often cited as the worst industrial disaster to date.  We'd love to see you

A panel discussion from an engineering and social corporateperspective 
on the
Union Carbide/Dow Chemical gas leak in Bhopal, India that killed 7,000 
days and 22,000 to date.  The site has yet to be cleaned up and still leaks
chemicals into the soil and water system, continuing to poison people
today...What happened that night in December and what can we do today?

WHERE: MIT Bluiding 37- Room 212, 
WHEN: 6:30 - 8:00 PM, Thursday, May 3rd
FOOD: YES! Dinner served

Gary Cohen: founder and Co-Executive Director of Health Care Without Harm,
Executive Director of the Environmental Health Fund, and member of the
International Advicory Board of the Sambhavna Clinic and Documentation 
in Bhopal, which provides free medical care to Bhopal survivors.

Aquene Freechild: Program Associate of the Environmental Health Fund, and
director of the Boston Coalition for Justice in Bhopal.  Ms. Freechild was
instrumental in recent shareholder activism successes, including a 
passed by the Cambridge City Council boycotting Dow Chemical products, 
as well
as resolutions passed by major mutual funds to pressure Dow Chemical to 
up Bhopal.

Ron Willey: Professor of Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University.
Professor Willey has visited Bhopal and will present his technical 
findings on
the current status of the deserted Bhopal plant, and the engineering issues
that lie ahead.

Want to be apart of an international campaign for the rights of the 
victims of
the Bhopal Gas Disaster? Interested in shareholder and environmental 
and being apart of getting MIT to pursue sustainable endowment 
choices?  This
is a wonderful opportunity to be apart of grassroots activism, and work 
other universities as well as NGO's such as the Environmental Health Fund in
the Boston area to secure justice for the victims of Bhopal.

For more information, please email roselee at mit.edu <mailto:roselee at mit.edu>

We hope you can make it!

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