Wednesday, October 10, 2007

4th St. Forum Thursday at Turner Hall Deals With Local, World Environment

Get there early for a good seat. Lunch is optional. Hear local, state and international experts, or watch the program on television.

Details below:


There's no hiding from worldwide environmental issues. Will we work locally toward global solutions? Could the today's problems become tomorrow's opportunities?

Each forum is taped in front of a live audience for later broadcast on Milwaukee Public Television, Channels 10/36. The forums are free and open to the public.

Come and be a part of the discussion. Participate by asking questions of the panelists. Bring your lunch or purchase it from Historic Turner Restaurant.

OCTOBER 11, at Noon: Milwaukee Turner Hall, 2nd Floor, 1034 N. 4th Street (4th and Highland),

WATCH: Milwaukee Public Television will broadcast this forum on Friday, OCTOBER 12 , Channel 10, 10:00 PM and Sunday, OCTOBER 14, Channel 36, 3:00 PM.

It will also run on Time Warner's, "Wisconsin on Demand," (WIOD), Channel 1111. Podcasts of the programs will be posted two weeks after broadcast at Some of the programs will webcast at All programs will be available for checkout from your local public library.

MODERATOR DENISE CALLAWAY, director of communications, Greater Milwaukee Foundation


SUDO SIMONIS is a professor and researcher of global environment and international environment policy. His appointment is at the Social Science Research Center of Berlin, Germany. For the past three years, Professor Simonis has co-chaired the Task Force on Environmental Governance for China. For almost a decade, he was a member of the United Nations' Committee for Development Policy, which included working on development and the effects of climate change. Professor Simonis' visit is sponsored by the Goethe House.

MEL BROMBERG has worked on global and national water issues for twenty years. She is the coordinator of a large grant awarded to the Institute of Environmental Health at UW-Milwaukee. The goal of the grant is to educate science teachers and their students on the effect toxins have on the environment and, in turn, on the health of the community. Ms. Bromberg works with the Milwaukee United Nations Association to help determine the environmental and water goals for the next millennium.

KARYN ROTKER is a senior staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Wisconsin, where she directs the Poverty, Race and Civil Liberties Project. In her work, Ms. Rotker applies environmental justice to important regional issues to protect low income and minority people.

MICHAEL HOWARD began working on environmental issues after reading a City of Chicago report that described his neighborhood, Fuller Park, as the most lead contaminated area in the city. He founded Eden Place Nature Center, which is dedicated to educating children and their parents about how to better protect themselves from environmental pollutants and hazards. A Clean Wisconsin activist described Mr. Howard's center as a "good example of how an urban neighborhood, stuck between rail lines and a highway, can make a difference for ecology and the world environment."

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