Science and Human Rights Webinar Series: Coffee for Justice (Recorded Webinar)

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The featured speaker, Dr. Susan Jackels, professor of chemistry at Seattle University, shares her work with the Coffee for Justice Project and discusses the central role that science, specifically chemistry, plays in empowering and assisting small-scale coffee farmers in Latin America, in the wake of the devastating coffee crisis, through research and appropriate technology methods allowing the production of high-quality specialty market quality coffee.


ACS has been at the forefront of highlighting science and human rights issues for over two decades. As ACS President Dr. Bassam Shakhashiri puts it, “Scientists must be responsible citizens, [which] requires each of us to have and adhere to high values and virtues as scientists and citizens to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people.”  In this spirit, the ACS International Activities Committee hosted this webinar in an effort to engage a broader audience of chemical professionals in human rights issues.