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Public Health Challenges for the 21st Century: Film and Panel Series

In Uncategorized on March 13, 2010 by Ferentz Lafargue Tagged: , , , , , ,


This monthly film and panel series is an extension of the Fall 2009 focus on health disparities. The series begins on February 22, with “Sante: Crisis in Haiti”, which describes health infrastructure in Haiti, the consequences of its collapse, and the efforts of community-based organizations to bring health to the people.

The series continues on:

* March 23 with “Bad Sugar”, which describes the social and biological determinants of diabetes in rural and urban marginalized environments that include NYC and the Pima Native American Reservation

* April 30 with “The Deadliest Disease in America”, which examines the issues of disparities in the U.S. healthcare system based on race using a film screening and workshop model

* May 21 with New School Honorary Degree Recipient Rita Colwell, “Invisible Seas” and “Coming Clean on Sanitation” which demonstrate the need for an interdisciplinary approach to providing clean water through sustainable and appropriate practices for resource poor environments and to prevent the spread of cholera.

These events are co-sponsored by the following programs and departments: Media and Film Studies, Food Studies, and the Graduate Program in International Affairs at The New School for General Studies; Race and Ethnicity Studies, Interdisciplinary Science, and Office of the Dean at Eugene Lang College; Health Education, New School Health Services; and the Office of the Provost.

A full description of each event can be found at the Lang Bio-Health Scoiety website.

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