Sunday, February 7th
Professor of Physiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago
UIC Professor of Physiology, Dr. Gail Prins, will speak about the ways in which common contaminants in the environment can increase disease risk over a lifetime. Using the example of Bisphenol A, she will show how brief exposure to low doses of this endocrine disrupting chemical--found in everyday products from plastic water bottles to cash register receipts--can modify stem cells as they form the prostate gland, increasing the susceptibility of the adult tissue to develop prostate cancers later in life.
Our Sunday morning programs run from 10:30 a.m. to noon, and are followed by a coffee hour. Admission is free and open to the public.
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This Sunday, February 7th, we’ll begin in the Community Room for Circle Time. We are going to make Chinese Dragons to help ring in the Chinese New Year while learning about Chinese Mythology and religious beliefs. We’ll tally up our individual Acts of Kindness from the 30 Day Challenge, then we’ll finish the hour with Lunch Packing - our monthly Ethical Action Commitment to feed the homeless.
We're sponsoring a Food Drive to benefit the Niles Township Food Pantry. We'll be collecting non-perishables or fresh meat, dairy, and vegetables. Bring your donations to the collection box in the reception area. For a list of suggested items see our flyer at ethicalhumanistsociety.org/fooddrive Thanks for your support!
In the classrooms this week, we'll talk about the role religious beliefs have played in the Civil Rights movement, how Gandhi inspired Martin Luther King, Jr., and how they both continue to inspire people. Each class will also begin their charitable campaign.
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