Monday, February 22, 2016

Presidential candidate Jill Stein to speak at UIS about the politics of personal health

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) Speaker Series will discuss “Working for our Political Environment and Personal Health” with Jill Stein, a 2016 candidate for President of the United States seeking the Green Party’s nomination. Stein is a political organizer, physician and environmental-health activist.

WHEN: Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: UIS Studio Theatre, located in the Public Affairs Center

DETAILS: According to Stein, the current U.S. political system produces policy priorities that do not match real needs: most people are threatened by heart disease, cancer, and other physical health threats; yet, the total public and private spending seeking cures for and prevention of these threats are dwarfed by military spending. This event will provide a candid discussion of our need to change our political system, while protecting our environmental and personal health. Stein will share her ideas on how we can overcome our system’s dysfunctions and her insights on our environmental and health needs for a safe, sane, and secure future. She will highlight the roles each of us can pursue toward solving societal problems through our professional work, community engagement and activism, and political activity.

Stein was the Green Party’s 2012 presidential candidate. As a national activist, she has led multiple initiatives promoting healthy communities and local green economies and actively organized around critical issues around economic, health, environmental, and racial justice.

She was raised outside Chicago and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1973, and from Harvard Medical School in 1979.

This event is co-sponsored by the UIS College of Public Affairs and Administration. For a list of other upcoming ECCE Speaker Series events and more information, visit All events are free and open to the public.

The views and opinions of the presenter do not necessarily represent or reflect those of the University of Illinois. Allowing the use of this venue shall not be construed as an endorsement by the University of the presenter or any products or services offered by the same. The University of Illinois does not endorse any political candidate or political organization.

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