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Copy of September Williams'Bioethics Screen Reflections : A PRIVATE WAR Bioethics meets the Guardians of Truth

Copy of September Williams'Bioethics Screen Reflections :  A PRIVATE WAR Bioethics meets the Guardians of Truth

As we move into the Oscar Season — I am reviewing films from the fall. A PRIVATE WAR is a film that likely will not win an Oscar, despite an Oscar winning director, and an Oscar nominated actor who gives an Oscar worthy performance. This ought to be the period where male and female actors are held as equal not separate and compete against one another for awards — this past year gave so many stellar leading roles for women that the dramatic bar iis set somewhere in the moons orbit. There are women directors, and directors of color unlike any other — kind of reminds me of the midterm elections in terms of land-slide. I’ll be giving you a look several other films if you want to get a head start: The Hate You Give, If Beale Street Could Talk, The Kindergarten Teacher, Destroyer, Roma, Widows,

So — A Private War— Things are not wrapped up in a tidy fictional bow in the end. I really should have used one of the gorgeous shots of Rosamund Pike in the protagonist role — but that would be misleading. You may want to understand the history in more detail — given the story turns on a region of the world where the USA has troupes on the ground in several countries — at least for the moment. You will be mad as hell and guilty too. So I have posted a two part series on Bioethics Screen Reflections http://www.bioethicsscreenreflections.com — with some references.

It is a hard story to tell, about a woman with a compulsion to change just one thing — the capacity for anyone to say “But I didn’t know that atrocity was going on.” If you vote, anywhere in the world — if you believe science and technology should be used for beneficent purposes and war doesn’t meet that bill, and if you, I dare say —believe in love— this is a film you need to see.

In the spirit of full disclosure — many readers of my novel Chasing Mercury know that one of the protagonist, Forest, is a whistleblowing journalist. They are not easy types to live with— or without.

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September Williams' Chasing Mercury Continues to Hold Her Own

September Williams' Chasing Mercury Continues to Hold Her Own

Well, this year has been a heck of a ride — On August 16, 2017 the World Minamata Convention on Mercury was ratified and thus transitioned from a convention to treaty to international with the strength of international law . That means the first year anniversary of the treaty has just passed.http://www.mercuryconvention.org.) I was able to be at the first convention of the parties signatory to the convention in Geneva this past September. Over this year my romance suspense novel Chasing Mercury seems to have opened up the dialog on environmental toxins to several thousands of people who otherwise might not have cared as much — and hopefully more will come. Here are some reviews from the past month— but what is clear to me is what readers are appreciating is not me — but the story of a group of people who came together to make change and who are still working at it. Hope people will continue to support Chasing Mercury and remember that a portion of the proceeds continue to go to greenaction.org and http://freegrassy.net/mercuryhome/

Surprising, mysterious, romantic, and smart. A must read!

Chasing Mercury is an incredibly unique book, one that made me realize that I didn’t know there was an entire new way to put together a historical romance, and I was definitely...Read more


Wow! That was my reaction to the quality and fun time I had reading this book, just wow!
Fantastic read, strongly recommend  

Tracking the process of application to the convention has been brought with joy and fear as I begin to understand how hard people worked to achieve the convention and how much work still has to be done —

Mercury is a natural element: it is found in the Earth’s crust and naturally released through volcanic activity and weathering of rocks. It exists in various forms, each with a varying degree of toxicity but all equally harmful, affecting the nervous system, the brain, the heart, the kidneys, the lungs and the immune system of all living beings. Because exposure to mercury – even small amounts – may cause serious health problems, including in utero, the World Health Organization considers it one of the top ten chemicals of major public health concern.

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September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury Supports Marin City's Performing Stars & performingartstars/national-memorial-for-peace-and-justice-and-the-legacy-museum

September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury Supports Marin City's Performing Stars & performingartstars/national-memorial-for-peace-and-justice-and-the-legacy-museum

This project is directly related to themes in Chasing Mercury. I can't begin to express the admiration I have for the founder/executive director of the Performing Stars Youth Program -- Felecia Gaston. She is truly a woman who knows "What plot of ground she has been given to till," As Ralph Waldo Emerson would say. And thanks to my dear friend Ola Bonds for flagging Performing Stars and it's director. PS is onto a new venture after taking children on driving tours across the USA to historically significant sights of contribution to the world of African American figure the program's right place is being honored. Performing Stars' youth ( http://performingstars.org) from Marin City are invited to attend the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and Legacy Museum From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration in Montgomery, Alabama.

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September Williams’ CHASING MERCURY Print Edition Promotion: International Women's Day #PRESSFORPROGRESS

September Williams’ CHASING MERCURY Print Edition Promotion:  International Women's Day #PRESSFORPROGRESS

International Women's Day is March 8, 2018. http://www.un.org/en/events/womensday/history.shtml. Can I count you in again? I need my "Street Team" of Chasing Mercury supporters to mobilize and buy copies of Chasing Mercury (print edition) on Amazon this Sunday 2/25/2017 (12:01AM to 12 Midnight). If you have any questions shoot me a note. The timing will help assure the now available print version of CM’s success.  Go to the Print Edition at  https://www.amazon.com/Chasing-Mercury-Toxic-Trilogy/dp/0692059660/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=    Why should you care about Chasing Mercury's success for International Women's Day-- besides your affection for, well, me?  

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September Williams notes for "Chasing Mercury: The Narrative Roots of Medical Altruism" 3/2/2018 University of Illinois College of Medicine

September Williams notes for  "Chasing Mercury: The Narrative Roots of Medical Altruism" 3/2/2018 University of Illinois College of Medicine

On March 2, 2018  I will be at the University of Illinois, Chicago Medical College. We are going to do some exercises looking at narrative, creativity, enhance the capacity to be good clinicians by being healthy creative people who listen actively and understand and are fed by stories.  It should be fun. The notes for the reading and screening are here. 

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Copy of September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury + Wave Power and Women's March

Copy of September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury + Wave Power and Women's March

What makes waves have power? Wind speed, Wind duration, Wind distance traveled determined-- wave height, wave length, wave time interval (sets -- come in 3 to 20) -- all of this makes power -- every bit has it's role.Women's rights are human rights - has declared in the Declaration of Human Rights, the emancipation proclamation, the founding documents of the French Revolution -- the all come to this point.  

Everyone has a role in this movement for change that advances the humanitarian and environmental justice — on the street or not. But for all the women who will be on the streets marching in tomorrow,  Saturday, and all the other work that women do  — I wish you Peace, I  thank you, and above all TELL YOUR STORIES BY ANY MEANS POSSIBLE.   See  https://www.womensmarch.com

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September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury Supports GREEN ACTION (greenaction.org) because as James Baldwin once said of Bayview-Hunters Point...

September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury Supports GREEN ACTION (greenaction.org) because as James Baldwin once said of Bayview-Hunters Point...

 “This is the San Francisco, America pretends does not exist.” 

Green Action ( greenaction.org) enters its 3rd decade of coalition building and stalwart support  for environmental justice, health and against environmental racism and classism in Bay View Hunters Point, Kettleman City, Richmond and in coalition with so many others struggling for Environmental Justice.  If you could bear to make it to the end of my ebook or audiobook  Chasing Mercury - You would notice that the last point in the final “Authors Acknowledgements” reads, “A portion of the proceeds from Chasing Mercury go to: http://freegrassy.net and also to http://greenaction.org/?page_id=181” 


 

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September Williams' Chasing Mercury Audiobook is FREE this week to honor the POST/11/9 THE NEW NOW [NOW] EXHIBIT OPENING

September Williams' Chasing Mercury Audiobook is FREE  this week to honor the POST/11/9 THE NEW NOW [NOW] EXHIBIT OPENING

I'm excited to make this offer-- PLEASE ENJOY THE CHASING MERCURY AUDIOBOOK IN HONOR OF THIS AMAZING TRAVELING INTERNATIONAL EXHIBIT OPENING IN CHICAGO POST/11/9/ THE NEW NOW [NOW]. The Art Exhibit opens this THURSDAY. PLEASE SHARE THIS GIFT ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA AND WITH FRIENDS. The cost of your free audiobook will be donated by Chasing Mercury to the POSt/11/9 THE NEW NOW [NOW] Collective as Chicago is only the first venue of many national and international  sites fo for this marvelous exhibition. I'm not just saying that because I'll be there reading from Chasing Mercury. 

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September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury- Blood River, Summer 1965-1968 vs Watts Community Health Center 2017.

September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury- Blood River, Summer 1965-1968 vs Watts Community Health Center 2017.

“HOT ENOUGH TO BLISTER THE skin, the Santa Ana Winds ravaged Los Angeles. Sirens raced down Manchester to the hospital on the other side of the cul-de-sac. They were loud and frequent, stopping us from opening the windows to let even the hot breeze blow through. From the ranch house picture window we could see black clouds from fires burning eight miles south. Newscasters called it a riot. Later, the people who lived in that part of the city, and history, would call it The Watts Uprisings.

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September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury learns more about the writing trade.

September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury learns more about the writing trade.

Oh Lordy... I spent most of the day crafting a press release, learning about the rating system of Amazon, setting up my authors account on Good Reads. Searching for good reviewers for the book, answering my one reviewer on Amazon, and writing a press release for the reading at Inside story at Octopus Lounge in Oakland on 7/20.

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September Williams' Characters of my novel Chasing Mercury are ready to meet You! They Celebrates Human & Environmental Rights! They wanted to say HAPPY July 4th!!

CHANGE IS SLOW But it happens. The Minamata World Convention goes into force April 16, 2017. 40 years the need was recognized. Something to Celebrate!!! Chasing Mercury by September Williams awaits you. The novel is a soaring cross cultural romantic suspense saga. CHASING MERCURY  by September Williams E-book is at these outlets: AMAZON, APPLE IBOOKS, BARNES & NOBLE, GOOGLE PLAY, KOBO, also soon at libraries using OVERDRIVE and  BIBLIOTECH IF  Chasing Mercury consider reviewing it.  ( Especially on Amazon or Good Reads.)  It turns out what you think encourages others to read the book. 

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September Williams' Chasing Mercury, the Great Lake Michigan, mercury + Krypton

September Williams' Chasing Mercury, the Great Lake Michigan, mercury  + Krypton

 Lake Michigan has always been important to me. It comforted me after long nights on call when seeing it the next evening as I headed home. I looked out at it with my first cup of morning coffee from my balcony. But Environment Illinois explains, Lake Michigan has been something of a dumping ground for years.

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September Williams' Chasing Mercury and the Nun with the Diamond twinkle eyes...

September Williams' Chasing Mercury and the Nun with the Diamond twinkle eyes...

This weekend I had the honor of attending a young friends First Communion at the San Rafael Mission in Marin County. People do not generally think of me as Catholic for good reason.  The character Sicily Marshall in Chasing Mercury reflects a bit of mine in an excerpt from Chasing Mercury, Chapter 15, Santa Monica Bay 1960-1962...

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Chasing Mercury, Chapter 5, 'Bohemian Forest Water Shed, July 1973'

Chasing Mercury, Chapter 5, 'Bohemian Forest Water Shed, July 1973'

As the sun rises, the bus crosses the River Spree, pulling through the gates of Berlin’s Humboldt University. Hundreds of young adults perch in the stone courtyard, some hanging from the balcony, guarded by marble pillars and neoclassical Roman roof sculptures. Guitars in hand, a chorus of ‘C’s serenade them—Cape Verdeans, Cambodians, Cameroonians, Czechs, Chileans, Colombians, Costa Ricans and Cubans. They greet the tardy Canadians, voices filling the sweltering damp dawn with Cat Stevens’s song Baby, Baby It’s a Wild World--

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