Thursday - September 28, 2017
Week 39

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09/25/2017 12 PM - 09/29/2017 3 PM Fair Trade Campus Week
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Women's Participation in Post Fukushima Radiation Monitoring

Dr Aya Kimura, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Hawa'i-Manoa Burnaby Campus, Simon Fraser University Academic Quadrangle Building, Room 5067 (Ellen Gee Common Room) Co-sponsored with the David Lam Centre Citizen radiation measuring organizations (CRMO) were Japanese citizens’ groups established to measure the concentration of radioactive materials in food to ensure its safety after the Fukushima nuclear accident. CRMOs had active participation by laywomen. This lecture explores the motivations of these women to get involved in CRMOs and how they understood the value of using science in the face of the nuclear accident. The concept of gendered scientization highlights how the turn to science in dealing with environmental threats might result in gendered opportunities and challenges in pursuing environmental justice.
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