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Dr. Ahimsa Porter Suchai

Sunday, 2/12/23 – 10am
Live Stream: A conversation with
Dr. Ahimsa Porter Sumchai
SF Lives Live Talks–
Journalist Denise Sullivan + guest
live streamed every 2nd Sunday at 10 a.m.

San Francisco journalist Denise Sullivan conducts a monthly series of conversations (the second Sunday of each month from 10-11 a.m.) with The City’s activists, educators, arts and cultural leaders and workers, the everyday people who help make this place we call home, live streamed from Bird & Beckett Books and viewable on the Bird & Beckett Facebook page and YouTube channel.

This month Denise is in conversation with Dr. Ahimsa Porter Sumchai, one of San Francisco’s leading experts in environmental toxins and a persistent advocate for environmental justice for residents of the Bayview-Hunters Point community. Sumchai is the founder and principal investigator for the Hunters Point Community Biomonitoring Program, founding chair of the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Restoration Advisory Board’s Radiological Subcommittee and contributor to the 2005 Draft Historical Radiological Assessment and medical director of Golden State MD Health & Wellness, a UCSF and Stanford trained author and researcher, and a member of the UCSF Medical Alumni Association Board of Directors. She was named UCSF’s Alumna of the Year, 2021. Read more at


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