Touro University hosting lecture on climate change

Vallejo Times-Herald

In its third of a six-part lecture series, Tom Goldtooth will discuss how climate change is impacting the health of indigenous communities across the U.S. and beyond on Sept. 23.

The lecture is part of Touro University California’s Environmental Justice and Public Health Lecture Series. It will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., inside Lander Hall, Touro University Campus, Lander Hall Room A-164, 105 Owen Drive on Mare Island in Vallejo.

Goldtooth is executive director of the Indigenous Environmental Network. He works with various indigenous peoples to protect the environment from contamination and exploitation by strengthening, maintaining and respecting indigenous teachings and natural laws, according to a university news release.

Since the late 1980’s, he has been working within tribal governments to develop indigenous-based environmental protection measures addressing toxins and health, mining, energy, climate, water, globalization, sustainable development and indigenous rights issues, officials added.

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