Cancelled: A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind (ZOOM)
From injuries caused by lead poisoning to the devastating effects of atmospheric pollution, infectious disease, and industrial waste, Americans of color are harmed by environmental hazards in staggeringly disproportionate numbers. This systemic onslaught of toxic exposure and institutional negligence causes irreparable physical harm to millions of people across the country-cutting lives tragically short and needlessly burdening our health care system. But these deadly environments create another insidious and often overlooked consequence: robbing communities of color, and America as a whole, of intellectual power. Featuring extensive scientific research and award-winning science Washington’s sharp, lively reporting, A Terrible Thing to Waste is sure to outrage, transform the conversation, and inspire debate.
About BRIT Reads Book Club (ZOOM)
If you love to read and you’re passionate about botany, natural history, sustainability, and other similar topics, then join us the third Monday of each month for the BRIT Reads Book Club. This informal group meets from noon – 1 pm in the Oak Conference Room at BRIT. Bring your lunch and bring a friend and come tell us what you thought about our book of the month. No time to read but still want to hear what people have to say about a particular book? No problem! We’d love to have you!
Please email BRIT Librarian, Brandy Watts, if you are interested in joining the book club via Zoom, email@example.com.
Time: Third Monday of each month, 12pm to 1pm