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You’re Invited to WVE’s 25th Anniversary Virtual Celebration!

Toast to Women’s Voices for the Earth:
Honoring the Legacy, Expanding the Vision

Thursday, November 19, 5 to 6:30pm MST

Join us from home to celebrate WVE’s 25th anniversary, learn from movers and shakers in the movement,
and invest in a healthier and more just world.

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Speakers:

  • Amber Garcia, WVE Executive Director: Working at the Intersections of Environmental Health
  • Dr. Aly Cohen, Physician and Environmental Health Specialist: The Critical Connection Between Toxic Chemicals and Covid-19
  • Isabelle Chaudry, National Women’s Health Network Senior Policy Manager: Black Lives Matter in the Medicine Cabinet, Too
  • Tamara Toles O’Laughlin, North American Director of 350.org: Caring About Climate Change Means Caring About Toxics

Special guest, WVE Founder, Bryony Schwan.

FREE to attend but gifts will be encouraged and MATCHED. 

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Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact WVE’s Development Director, Robyn Windham, at robynw@womensvoices.org.

Speaker Bios

Amber Garcia is the Executive Director of Women’s Voices for the Earth. Formerly, they ran grassroots voter engagement, community advocacy and youth leadership development programs at Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR) in Denver, Colorado. Amber studied Ethnic Studies and Criminal Justice with a minor in Political Science at the University of Colorado Denver (UCD).

Amber is very family-oriented, and their wife and three younger sisters keep them inspired to fight for a just world every day. They are super excited about politics and engaging and empowering under-represented communities. Amber’s work in the broader social justice movement includes working with community partners on policies to provide drivers licenses for undocumented folx and increasing the minimum wage for all Coloradans. Securing wins at the legislature and at the ballot box to ensure access to abortion and other vital reproductive health care services has positioned Amber to continue working with legislators and voters to eliminate toxins and advocate for improved community health outcomes. Amber envisions a world where all people are liberated, and able to fully embody and use their power to build a sustainable and collective future.

Dr. Aly Cohen is a board-certified rheumatologist, integrative medicine specialist and environmental health expert. She is working to educate and empower the next generation to make safer, smarter lifestyle choices through the creation of environmental health and prevention curricula for schools. Dr. Cohen lectures nationally on environmental health topics for elementary and high schools, universities, medical schools, and physician training programs, and she is a regular expert guest for television, print, and podcasts.  She lives on a farm in Princeton, New Jersey with her husband, two sons and lots of furry friends.

Dr. Cohen has collaborated with the Environmental Working Group, Cancer Schmancer, and other disease- prevention organizations, and is coeditor of the textbook, Integrative Environmental Medicine, part of the Oxford University Press Weil Integrative Medicine Library. In 2015, she created TheSmartHuman.com to share environmental health, disease prevention, and wellness information with the public, which you can follow on Twitter and Instagram @thesmarthuman. In 2015, she received the NJ Healthcare Heroes Award in Education for The Smart Human educational platform and she was awarded the 2016 Burton L. Eichler Award for humanitarianism. Co-authored with Frederick vom Sall, PhD, Dr. Cohen’s book, Non-Toxic: Guide to Living Healthy in a Chemical World, was released in September 2020. You can also find her TEDx talk, ‘How to Protect Your Kids from Toxic Chemicals’ on YouTube.

WVE board member, Isabelle ChaudryM. Isabelle Chaudry is an attorney and human rights advocate. She is a Board member at Women’s Voices for the Earth and the National Women’s Health Network’s (NWHN) Senior Policy Manager, where she is responsible for developing and leading their women’s health and consumer safety policy efforts, with a particular focus on historically marginalized communities.

Isabelle actively lobbies at the grassroots and federal level on women’s health and cosmetics policy and has provided expert testimony before Congress and the Food and Drug Administration. Her advocacy has been recognized by Democracy Now!, PBS NewsHour, Good Morning America, NBC News and a host of other publications and networks.

Isabelle earned a J.D. with distinction in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Howard University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science from Howard University. Over the course of her career, Isabelle has held clerkships with government, labor unions, and nonprofit organizations including, AFL-CIO, National Education Association, National Lawyers Employment Association (as a Peggy Browning Fellow), and Congress. Prior to NWHN, Isabelle served as a law clerk for the Senate HELP Committee, and as an Associate Staff Counsel at the Pennsylvania State Education Association.

Tamara Toles O’Laughlin is an environmental advocate focused on people and planet. She is the Board Chair of Women’s Voices for the Earth, and the North American Director at 350.org, where she drives strategy in the United States and Canada to build a multiracial, multi-generational climate movement that is capable of holding our leaders accountable to science and justice. Prior to joining 350.org, Tamara was the Executive Director of the Maryland Environmental Health Network where she championed its mission to promote the elimination of environmental threats to human health.

Tamara graduated from the Vermont Law School, with a J.D. and Master of Environmental Law and Policy. Today, she has found that her niche in environmental work is developing capacity-building programs and creating multimedia campaigns to dismantle privilege and increase opportunities for vulnerable populations to access health air, clean energy, and a toxic free economy at the local, regional and national level.

Tamara casts a wide net in service to community. In addition to being WVE’s Board Chair, Tamara is the co-chair of Green Leadership Trust and Chair and State Representative on the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Air and Climate Public Advisory Committee. She also serves on the Advisory Board of Climate Power 2020 and is a member of Politico’s Sustainability Forum: The Long Game, where she provides insight on issues of climate change and social responsibility.

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