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Toxics Action 2000 Conference
(Sponsored by Toxics Action Center)

featuring Jim Hightower

Curry Student Center, Northeastern University, Boston
April 8th and 9th

Leading political commentator, author and nationally syndicated radio host Jim Hightower will be the keynote speaker at Toxics Action 2000, the 14th Annual Conference of the Toxics Action Center.

Hightower is a best-selling author, radio commentator, public speaker, and all-around political sparkplug whose credo is "You can fight the gods and still have fun." Twice elected to statewide office in Texas, he has long battled the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought to Be: working families, consumers, the environment, small businesses, and just plain folks.

Mindy Lubber, the new Acting Administrator of the EPA-New England Region, will be the afternoon featured speaker.

The conference will bring together more than 300 residents and activists from across New England for a day and a half of speakers, workshops and networking. The conference will present more than 45 skills and issues workshops including topics such as developing effective materials, speaking in public, genetically engineered foods and effective fundraising.

The conference provides a unique opportunity to network with neighborhood activists as well as legal, public health, and technical experts from across New England.

The cost is $30 if paid in advance and $35 at the door. The cost for groups of three or more is $20 per person. The cost for students is $10. All registrations include breakfast and lunch. A catered dinner will be held afterward for $15.

A Silent Auction will also be held with prizes from area hotels, restaurants, bed and breakfasts, and local merchants.

For more information or to register please call 617-292-4821 or visit our website (after February 21) at

(Event sponsored - and information provided - by Toxics Action Center,
which is not affiliated with the Alewife Study Group)

Note: although the Alewife area is not specifically mentioned, we are listing this meeting because of its far-ranging scope, which is likely to include topics of interest to the Alewife area.