Program Description: Join us for this important public forum with investigative journalist Mary Beth Pfeiffer, author of Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change and Assemblymember Didi Barrett, who will speak on her #GetTickedOff campaign. This event will explain the phenomenon of the rise of lyme disease and will provide reliable sources of information in the fight against the disease.
Date/Time: Friday, September 7, 5:30-7:30pm
Suggested Audience: Adults
Pre-registration: Not required
Jane Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, writes that Pfeiffer’s book “throws new light on one more danger caused by climate change. Pfeiffer points out the importance not only of combating ticks but also the need for doctors to respond quickly and provide appropriate treatment. A stark warning that Lyme is but the tip of the iceberg.” Copies of the book will be given away while supplies last.
Didi Barrett, New York Assemblymember of the 106th District, has launched this new public outreach campaign on social media to raise awareness of Lyme disease and tick borne diseases (TBDs) and connect the community of people who are interested in learning more about it.
This event is free and open to the public. It will take place in the community room, which is wheelchair accessible. Discussion and refreshments will follow.