I am excited to announce that my short film ‘Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and Environmental Illness‘ will be screened at the Oral Histories of Environmental Illness event called Canary Knowledge: Chronic Fatigue, Chemical Sensitivities and the Limits of Medicine, presented by the CSW|Streisand Center.
When: Friday, November 17 – Saturday, November 18, 2023 My film be shown on Friday, November 17 between 3:00 to 3:45 PST during an art Interlude.
Where: Hershey Hall Salon (158), 612 Charles E. Young Drive East, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (Parking structure 2 is closest) (The in-person event is full)
Hybrid event. The event will be in-person and live-streamed on CSW|Streisand Center’s YouTube channel @UCLACSW. You can register or watch on the links below.
With the surge in numbers of “unrecovered” from the Co-V2 pandemic, the public’s interest has turned to disability and caregiver activism, ongoing remissions protocols, and patient-led research networks established by those living with chronic fatigue, multiple chemical sensitivity, tick-borne illnesses, and autoimmune conditions (e.g. HIV, lupus, Crohn’s). This conference bridges the immediate before and after of Co-V2’s effects on this growing population of the chronically ill, and often medically abandoned, to ask how they—like the proverbial canaries in the coal mine—have defined and laid the groundwork for disability justice, art, and activism.
This event is part of a three-year multi-campus research grant at the University of California focusing on “Abolition Medicine and Disability Justice: Mapping Inequity and Renewing the Social Project.”
Please avoid wearing scented products such as perfumes/colognes, scented lotions, clothing with strong detergent scents, etc. while attending this event as they can trigger serious health issues for those with fragrance allergies. We aim to maintain a welcoming and accessible environment for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Thank you for your consideration for all members of our community.
For more information please go to this link: https://csw.ucla.edu/event/oral-histories-of-environmental-illness-ohei-symposium/. It includes the links to the livestreams (day 1 and day 2).
You can access the livestream without registering. You can access it after the event as well.
I hope you can make it.
I would like to thank Scott Killingworth, Susie Molloy, Paul Smith and Dorene Daugherty for sharing their stories.
I would like to thank Paul D. Turgeon for editing the short film
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