Announcing Additional First Pages Programming

What the Eyes Don’t See, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha’s firsthand account of the discovery of lead in the Flint, Michigan water supply, reflects many critical issues that disproportionally and unfairly affect the vulnerable in our society. In addition to aging and dangerous infrastructures, the Flint example highlights instances of environmental injustice, health disparities, social inequities, poverty, the long-term and sometimes irreversible effects of adverse experiences in childhood, and more. And, we’re learning that Flint is not alone in this regard, as many other US towns and cities—in fact, communities around the world—share these challenges.

To enable Northeastern students to learn more about these issues and prepare to take action, the University Honors Program invites all Northeastern students to participate in additional First Pages Programming!

 

  • Reading Discussion Group on What the Eyes Don’t See, hosted by Evie Cordell, University Library
    • September 19, 2019, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    • 90 Snell Library
    •   Register here
  • A “Toxic Tour” of Boston’s Dudley Square
  • Reading Discussion Group on What the Eyes Don’t See, hosted by Evie Cordell, University Library
    • October 10, 2019, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    • 90 Snell Library
    • Register here
  • Tour of the Waterworks Museum
    • November 6, 2019, 10:30am – 1:30pm
    • 2450 Beacon St., Chestnut Hill, MA
    • Register here

 

If the issues in What the Eyes Don’t See spark your intellectual curiosity, you may be interested in these courses:

  • AVM 1200. Fundamentals of Safety, Health, and Environmental Issues.
  • PHTH 5214: Environmental Health (Prof. Sara Wylie) Undergraduates are eligible
  • PHTH 5440 Community-based Participatory Research: Environmental Health (Prof. Sara Wylie) Undergraduates are eligible
  • SOCL 1246 Environment & Society (Prof. Daniel Faber)
  • SOCL 3485 Environment, Technology, & Society (Prof. Sara Wylie)
  • SOCL 4522. Political Ecology & Environmental Justice

 

Research opportunities you may be interested in pursuing:

Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute (SSEHRI), which houses

ROUTES: Research Opportunities for Undergraduates: Training in Environmental Health Science

Environmental Justice Research Collaborative

 

 

Student Organizations you may wish to join include:

HEAT: Husky Environmental Action Team

Engineers Without Borders

Water to Wine

Peer Health Exchange

Generation Citizen

 

Resources you may wish to pursue:

First Pages Reading Guide

 

Keep checking the First Pages website for details about additional events.

 

Questions?  Email the Honors Program!

 

All events are free and open to all Northeastern students.