Apple's Legacy?By Ali Geering-Kline
The whole world has been talking about Steve Jobs and his legacy. Here at the CEH, we’ve discussed the other side of Apple’s legacy–the not-so-pretty side that examines how those treasured electronic products we all use are made, and who makes them. Namely, it is people working 12-hour shifts in the Foxconn factory in China–where a recent spate of suicides among workers has occurred over the last year. These people are exposed to the toxic chemicals that go into our phones, laptops, and computers a daily basis, leading to rising rates of cancer among the young workers there (usually in their 20’s or 30’s).
Political cartoonist Matt Bors shows us another take on how Steve Jobs and his legacy might live on:
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Ali manages the website and coordinates the online communications of CEH. She works with the communications and development staff to create messaging strategies and public education content for CEH’s supporters and online audience. A Bay Area native, Ali attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where she received a B.A. in Sociology and Cultural Studies. This allowed her to live abroad in Argentina, where she studied Latin American history and learned valuable Spanish language skills. Ali is thrilled to be part of an organization that advocates for healthy communities so effectively.