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You're Invited: “Vaccine Wars:” A Look at the Politics and Legislation of Vaccination

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Monday, November 16 at 7pm in Rose Hills Theatre, Pomona College, CA

“Vaccine Wars:” A Look at the Politics and Legislation of Vaccination

In December 2014, at least 40 people who visited or worked at Disneyland contracted measles. On June 30, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 277, which eliminates the personal and religious belief exemptions to vaccination, requiring nearly all California schoolchildren to be fully vaccinated. Legislation on vaccination continues to be a contentious political issue, earning it the name: “vaccine wars.” Join the PSU for a discussion on vaccination policy, looking at the intersection of public health, individual choice, and the role of our government.


Alexander Capron: University Professor, Scott H. Bice Chair in Healthcare Law, Policy and Ethics, Professor of Law and Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, Co-Director, Pacific Center for Health Policy and Ethics

Jennifer Margulis, PhD: Former Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism; featured in PBS Frontline’s “The Vaccine War;” author of “Your Baby, Your Way: Taking Charge of Your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Parenting Decisions for a Happy, Healthier Family”

Hilary LaConte, MA, Education: President, Governing Board, Claremont Unified School District; Associate Director of Public Policy Analysis Program at Pomona College

Dr. Bob Sears, MD: Orange County pediatrician; Founder of the non-profit Immunity Education Group




Michael S.

Thanks John Stone. If figures that someone on another continent would find the right info for me here on the West Coast.

It looks from those posts that it is definitely happening and I will try and make it. There was nothing in the events section for Pomona College that advertised this lecture. I almost hope that it gets a little "impolite" but not blatantly ugly. I think the other side has filled their quota of screaming down any one who dared to break with conventional "wisdom."
It's time to let our opinions be heard before they pass a law against free speech containing anything "anti-vax," "anti-science" or whatever else they choose to label us this week.

John Stone

Michael S

I found these:



Michael S.

I couldn't verify on the Pomona College website Events Calendar that this was happening.
It's just not listed anywhere.

I went to Jennifer Margulis' Facebook site (Your Baby, Your Way...) and found this:

"Join the Pomona Student Union for a discussion on vaccination policy, looking at the intersection of public health, individual choice, and the role of our government.
This event is free and open to the public but the Rose Hills Theater only seats 200 so try to arrive early. Monday, November 16 at 7pm in Rose Hills Theatre (170 E. Sixth St.) Claremont, CA 91711 on the campus of Pomona College"

The above quoted section is missing from the post on this site (A.O.A.) which appears to be taken from Jennifer Margulis' Facebook site.

I was just looking for some reassurance that the discussion will take place at the specified time and place as it will be a long drive out there for me.

Stephanie Hack

Will this discussion be webcast in some way?

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