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  • Events | 7 October, 2008 (07:44)

    Arlene Blum Book Talk

    Arlene Blum, mountaineer and environmental activist, will share with us the dramatic slides of her adventures on some of the world’s most challenging mountains, as well as the work she has done as a chemist and environmental activist to limit the damage of flame-retardant chemicals on health, the environment, and the food chain.

    Date: Thursday, October 9th, 2008
    Time: 4.30pm
    Venue: Private function room (ground floor), The Saddle Cantina, Nali Patio, Sanlitun (see below for full address and directions)
    Entrance: FCCC members free, non-members 50 rmb
    Special drinks deal: Half-price strawberry and lime margaritas and homebrewed beer

    Copies of Mountains and Molecules will be on sale on the door
    We need to know numbers, so RSVP to book your place to fcccadmin@gmail.com

    About the speaker:
    From self-described “inept” beginnings, Arlene Blum, author of Annapurna: A Woman’s Place, has played a leading role in more than twenty successful mountaineering expeditions, including climbs of Denali and Everest. A pioneer in chemistry and the environment, her research helped remove cancer-causing flame retardant chemicals from children’s sleepware. She continues to be active in fighting chemicals that accumulate in the food chain, work in which her passion has been fanned by her mountaineering experiences and love of dramatic wild places.

    The Saddle Cantina:
    West wing, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beilu (south of 3.3 Shopping Center), Chaoyang District
    Tel: 5208 6005
    Click on link for map