Minamata disease

Copy of September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury on YOUR INNER TYPEWRITER WITH SCOTT CALHOUN

Copy of September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury on YOUR INNER TYPEWRITER WITH SCOTT CALHOUN

I had a great time with The Inner Typewriter author-host Scott Calhoun taping three episodes. He wanted to know how writers should think about bioethics. I used as an example EVENING AT THE GARDEN and some Prime Time TV shows. Please Follow, Share and Subscribe to the Inner Type Writer. We also talked a bit about Chasing Mercury and it’s underpinnings in bioethics. It’s a fun show that has writers talk/think about things of interest to—well—other writers. Also Scott is a typewriter collector. Think of the film CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER where I learned Tom Hanks (among others) Collect typewriters and I’ve been planning to go to Berkely to the store ever since!The typewriter on the desk was the same model that I learned to type on at my grandmother’s house when I was five! Great Coffee and donuts too on the set.

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September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury on YOUR INNER TYPEWRITER WITH SCOTT CALHOUN

September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury on YOUR INNER TYPEWRITER WITH SCOTT CALHOUN

I had a great time with The Inner Typewriter author-host Scott Calhoun taping three episodes. He wanted to know how writers should think about bioethics. I used as an example EVENING AT THE GARDEN and some Prime Time TV shows. Please Follow, Share and Subscribe to the Inner Type Writer. We also talked a bit about Chasing Mercury and it’s underpinnings in bioethics. It’s a fun show that has writers talk/think about things of interest to—well—other writers. Also Scott is a typewriter collector. Think of the film CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER where I learned Tom Hanks (among others) Collect typewriters and I’ve been planning to go to Berkely to the store ever since!The typewriter on the desk was the same model that I learned to type on at my grandmother’s house when I was five! Great Coffee and donuts too on the set.

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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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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: Ms. Shinobu Sakamoto of Minamata, Japan speaks at the Minamata Convention Conference,

September Williams Author of Chasing Mercury: Ms. Shinobu Sakamoto of Minamata, Japan speaks at the Minamata Convention Conference,

Born in Minamata, japan in 1956, Ms. Shinobu Sakamoto is a survivor congenitally afflicted with Minamata Disease. As early as age 15 she became an eloquent spokesperson and advocate for environmental justice, ending mercury pollution and protection of the rights and care of those with Minamata disease, severe human mercury poisoning. Minamata disease was initially recognized in the  late 1950s, at Minamata Japan,  and has the distinction of being among the first industrial toxin identified illnesses.  Ms. Sakamoto has travelled from Japan to address the international community this week at the United Nations Environmental Program sponsored first conference of the parties signatory to the Minamata Convention on Mercury. The convention (treaty) has gone "into force" this past August  2017. 

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September Williams' Chasing Mercury: Audiobook Coming Soon: Shifting Possibilities

September Williams' Chasing Mercury: Audiobook Coming Soon: Shifting  Possibilities

There is something inherently exhausting about compacting 3 years of work into 12 hours of audio recording -- I guess it's what makes diamonds. I had a great 4 days with  Greg,  a super sound engineer at Command Productions in Sausalito, recording the audiobook edition for Chasing Mercury. It's off to the distributors and hopefully it will be available by the end of this week or next...
 

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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. 

Source: https://books.pronoun.com/septemberwilliam...

TWITTER CHAT ON CHASING MERCURY,BIOETHICS and FILM With September Williams

I'm excited to do my first twitter chat with the AMAJournal of Ethics. TodaySeptember Williams Author of "Chasing Mercury" TODAY AT 12 NOON PT -1:45 On Twitter Chat talking About Bioethics, Film and Chasing Mercury!  On twitter go to #EthicsChat at noon.  ( Photo by Unique Real see on FB)

September Williams Author of "Chasing Mercury" TODAY AT 12 NOON PT -1:45 #EthicsChat

 

CANADA IS THE 41st/50 Needed Ratify the Minamata Convention. Good Job Grassy Narrows First Nation

CANADA IS THE 41st/50 Needed Ratify the Minamata Convention. Good Job Grassy Narrows First Nation

http://mercuryconvention.org/Home/Video/tabid/3455/Default.aspx 

Negotiators will gather in Geneva from 24 to 29 September 2017 to further discuss issues related to the Minamata Convention on Mercury at its first meeting of the Conference of the Parties, contingent to the prior entry into force of the Convention. These discussions build on the previous negotiations.

Initiated in 2009, the development of a global legally binding instrument on mercury was carried out over five sessions of the intergovernmental negotiating committee (INC) held between June 2010 and January 2013 in Stockholm, Chiba, Nairobi, Punta del Este and Geneva, preceded by two Open Ended Working Group meetings. 

As a result, the text of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, which was agreed upon at the fifth session of the INC in January 2013, was adopted at the Conference of Plenipotentiaries in Kumamoto, Japan on 10 October 2013 and opened for signature for one year.

Two sessions of the INC have been held since the Conference of Plenipotentiaries in 2013, INC6 from 3 to 7 November 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand and INC7, from 10 to 15 March 2016 at the Dead Sea in Jordan.

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September Williams Chasing Mercury in the 41 st Open Water Rowing Regatta in Sausalito, CA

September Williams Chasing Mercury in the 41 st Open Water Rowing Regatta in Sausalito, CA

So there I am, Chasing Mercury in the  Open Water Rowing Regatta #41, and my tenth. That barge in the background was awfully annoying blocking my view to Cone Rock as I aimed for it. It was a gorgeous day.  The water was perfect. My adjusted time was 58 minutes on a 5.3 NM course so a little under 10 minutes per English mile.  Yep--I was 5 minutes behind the first place rower--but she was 20 years younger than me--and I was proud to be anywhere on the same water with her.  When you do things out in the environment it really pushes you to protect it. Everyday I cry for the children who have never known this kind of peace. 

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