How does the color of your skin affect your health? What about the size of your wallet, your stress level on the job, or the safety of your neighborhood? Don’t miss the chance to explore these questions and more at the final event in the Russell Library’s 2009 Unnatural Causes Film & Discussion Series this Sunday at the ACC Public Library on Baxter Street.
On May 10th the program will begin with a screening of the documentary’s seventh and final episode, “Not Just a Paycheck.” This thirty minute segment explores the depression, domestic violence, and poor health of residents in a Western Michigan town in the wake of a factory closing. This episode considers the detrimental ripple effect of job loss in this community and at the same time, explores the government policies in other countries which protect and retrain the unemployed.
Following the film, panelists Dr. Katheryn Davis (School of Social Work, UGA), James Shrum (OneAthens Health Team), and Peter Hossler (Department of Geography, UGA) will engage in an open dialogue with the audience. The program will conclude with a light reception of healthy snacks.
Events in this program series are all free and open to the public. For further information or to RSVP for this event, call 706-542-5788 or visit http://www.libs.uga.edu/russell/exhibits/uncauses/index.shtml