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Mothers and Scientists Stand Up to Big Pharma!

Date:
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Time:
4:45 PM - 6:45 PM
Event Type:
Teach-In
Organizer/Author:
Tina Kimmel, PhD, MSW, MPH
Location Details:
Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland. One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

"Mothers and Scientists Stand Up to Big Pharma: The Case for Opposing SB277 (the Mandatory Vaccination Bill)"

The Green Party of Alameda County invites you to a Green Sunday informational panel and discussion about California SB277. SB277 is a recently-introduced bill that would eliminate the Personal Belief Exemption (which in California includes the religious exemption) from the 33 childhood vaccinations which are mandatory for attending a daycare or classroom-based school.

Wow, talk about a juicy controversy! My rights vs your rights! Risks vs benefits! Communicable disease vs. chronic disease! Nature vs. nurture! Fraud! Science! Police powers! Profit-driven healthcare! Who can we trust?

Come watch the sparks fly ;-)

The speakers will cover as much of this complex issue as they can in our short time. Each of these panelists brings a different perspective to the subject. The format will be a 45 minute presentation by the panel, followed by 45 minutes or more of Q&A from the floor.

PANELISTS:

CHRISTINA HILDEBRAND is a market researcher with a degree in Statistics and modeling. She also owns a Weston A Price based food delivery service in the Bay area. Over the past 10 years she has conducted over 7000 hours of research on vaccines, including consulting with many leading vaccine researchers, in a quest to understand the reality rather than the hype of vaccines. She now believes SB277 would violate parental rights, because if there is a risk, there must be a choice. Christina will be talking about the history of mass vaccination and diseases, the change in vaccine schedules over the years, as well as the ingredients in vaccines, and how they need to be greener and less toxic.

TERRY ROARK is an East Bay native and surviving parent of a vaccine injured child. She advocates for informed consent and vaccine choice. A long time volunteer with both The National Vaccine Information Center and ParentalRights.org. She will share her son’s tragic story — of vaccine injury as an infant, his lifelong suffering with severe autoimmune disease and his death at the age of 39 — to honor him this Mothers' Day.

DAVE RANA, PhD, PsyD is a scientist and psychologist with an interest in social justice. His concerns are primarily with our biological environment — e.g. our food, our exposure to environmental pollutants, and our medicine — and their impact on behavior. These are all areas in which our regulatory systems are failing to protect us, via the corporate-government revolving door, and more critically, through the corruption of the science on which regulatory decisions depend.

Moderator:

TINA KIMMEL, PhD, MSW, MPH is on the Green Party of Alameda County’s County Council. She was a Research Scientist for the CA Dept of Public Health’s Immunization Branch 1991-1996, and the head of the Personal Belief Exemption program for 2 years.
Added to the calendar on Thu, May 7, 2015 5:26PM
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