Kurt Vonnegut had a great respect for science and advocated through his writings for the need for common decency toward all when making important advances in engineering, environmental science, health sciences, and technology. Vonnegut’s fears about the abuse of science were real then, and they are real today.
Dr. Chris Stack and local attorney Greg Silver will define the idea of common decency in brief opening remarks. Pam Blevins Hinkle of Spirit and Place will moderate this important panel discussion. Our panel of science experts include, Janet McCabe, former US EPA Air Chief for the Obama Administration and Dr. Gabriel Filippelli, Professor of Earth Sciences at IUPUI and Director of the Center for Urban Health. His research focuses on lead exposure in children. The third panelist is Dr. James Lemons, a neonatologist, who incorporates social justice and advocacy for women and children into his work.