June, 2013

This month's presentation:

Coal, Health, & You!

7:00 pm Tuesday, June 4, 2013
at Highland Park Baptist Church

You may have heard: coal is bad for human health and other forms of life, but have you seen the evidence? Physicians for Social Responsibility, America’s largest physician-led advocacy group, uses health data to advocate for protecting the public from what it considers to be threats to our survival. In 1985 “PSR” won the Nobel Peace Prize for its leadership.


On Tuesday, June 4th, Chris Masey (dir., Austin PSR) and Elliot Trester, M.D. (treas., Austin PSR), will present a lecture on environmental degradation, climate change, and coal's role in toxifying our children, ourselves, and the creation. Their presentation will touch on environmental justice, environmental health, and Austin PSR’s campaign to retire five of Texas’ dirtiest coal plants, including Austin’s Fayette Power Plant.


Come, join us in learning from the best about how to put the voice for public health into the conversation on environmental stewardship!

About Presenters:

  • Chris Masey, MBA, is Director of the Austin Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility (austinpsr.org). Chris is a fifteen-year environmental professional who has worked on a diverse set of projects throughout Central Texas focusing on public health, conservation, land stewardship, alternative energy, recycling, environmental planning, and solid waste.
  • Dr. Elliot Trester graduated from medical school in Toledo, Ohio, in 1978.  After a two year residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and two years in Puerto Rico with the National Health Service, Elliot started his private family practice in Austin in 1984. Dr. Trester is a founding member of the Austin chapter of PSR.   

What: Symposium with Q&A
When: Tue, 6/4/13, 7pm to 8:30pm

Where: Highland Park Baptist Church

5206 Balcones Drive, 78731

no cost
free parking
all welcome!


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