Is Inequality Making Us Sick

In Public Programs on September 1, 2009 by Ferentz Lafargue Tagged: , , , ,

Is Inequality Making Us Sick?
Wednesday Sept 9
6:00pm- 8:00pm
Theresa Lang Student Center, 55. W. 13th Street

Just ADDED: Screening of President Obama’s Health  Care Address to Congress will follow panel discussion.

Picture 7A special screening and panel discussion of the PBS series “Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? “ In response to recent reports highlighting the escalating and disproportionate rates of disease in low-income communities, leading scholars will explore the role that social determinants of health play in this ever-increasing health gap. Invited speakers include Alondra Nelson, Associate Professor of Sociology, Columbia University; Samuel K. Roberts, Associate Professor of History, Columbia University; and Ferentz Lafargue, Assistant Professor of Literature, and Ethnicity Studies, Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts.

Copies of Dr. Roberts’ book Infectious Fear Politics, Disease, and the Health Effects of Segregation will be available for purchase and signing immediately following this presentation.

This event is sponsored by Lang College’s Interdisciplinary Science; Race and Ethnicity Studies Programs, along with University Environmental Studies, and The Graduate Program in International Affairs.


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