Board members Beverly Canin and Ngina Lythcott with Exectuive Director, Karuna Jaggar
It’s been a busy couple of months, and if you’re not friends with us on Facebook or following our Executive Director, Karuna Jaggar on Twitter, there are a few things you might have missed—as she’s been busy sharing Breast Cancer Action’s work and analysis at events across the country:
- April 10-14, 2017: Karuna was a presenter on nine panels at the The 69th Conference on World Affairs at the University of Colorado Boulder, in Boulder, CO. Here are just a few of the panels on which she presented:
- April 13 & 14, 2017: Karuna was an activist-in-residence through the CU-Boulder Women and Gender Studies Activist-in-Residence Program. Karuna presented at a lunch titled, “Lunch with an Activist: Why and How to Think Before You Pink©” and spoke about the “corporatization” of social movements and causes, using the breast cancer movement and the ubiquitous pink ribbon as a case study.
- Wednesday, May 17, 2017: Karuna was a panelist at the Oil Money Out, People Power in: The Science Behind the Movement in California event in Oakland, CA. Many thanks to Rootskeeper for organizing the event in conjunction with their partners. Dr. Sandra Steingraber, acclaimed ecologist, environmental activist and author of Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment, presented on the science behind this “Oil Money Out, People Power In” campaign. Karuna Jaggar was joined on the panel by Martha Dina Argüello, Executive Director, Physicians for Social Responsibility – Los Angeles and Barbara Sattler, Professor, Public Health Program, University of San Francisco, and Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments were also panelists.
- Wednesday, June 21, 2017: Karuna and board member, Beverly Canin, were on the ground representing Breast Cancer Action and live tweeting from a two-day colloquium presented by the NYU School of Medicine the New York Academy of Science titled “The Need to Accelerate Therapeutic Development — Must Randomized Controlled Trials Give Way?” in New York, NY.
- June 22 & 23, 2017: Karuna was an invited guest and panelist at the conference titled “Ensuring Safety, Efficacy and Access to Medical Products in the Age of Global Deregulation” at Yale University in New Haven, CT. She brought Breast Cancer Action’s voice to the conference and presented on a panel titled, Are patients caught in the middle, needing access and answers? Want to know more? Watch for our forthcoming blog about the conference.