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Next Steps Pubic Discussion
Sunday, June 7, 2009, 3 p.m.
Athens Clarke County Library, Conference Room (next to auditorium)
2025 Baxter Street, Athens, Georgia

Description: Did you attend events in the 2009 Unnatural Causes Film & Discussion Series? Are you looking for a chance to continue discussions on health inequity and working towards solutions in our community? If the answer is YES, then plan to attend this event on Sunday, June 7th at the ACC Public Library.

 

This discussion will recap the information gathered during the film series and serve as a listening opportunity to find out where community members are interested in taking these conversations. Should we continue to have public discussions? Do we want more regular updates from OneAthens and other community organizations? Do we need more information about opportunities for volunteer action in the Athens area? Is there a better way to communicate with local legislators on healthy policy? This will be a relaxed gathering focused on deciding what to do next. Bring your ideas and let's have a conversation. This event is free and open to the public & will conclude with light refreshments. For more information call (706) 542-5788 or email russlib@uga.edu.

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Episode 1: In Sickness and in Wealth
Screening, Lecture, & Reception
Sunday, March 22, 2009, 3 p.m.
Athens Clarke County Library Auditorium
2025 Baxter Street, Athens, Georgia


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Camara Jones (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Description: This opening event will begin with a screening of the documentary’s first episode -- an hour-long segment that introduces the connections between health, wealth, and race. We follow four individuals from different walks of life in Louisville, Kentucky and come to understand how their positions in society affect their health. Following the film keynote speaker Dr. Camara Jones, Research Director on Social Determinants of Health and Equity at the Centers for Disease Control Prevention, will talk about her role in the creation of the documentary and her ongoing research. She will present her "Cliff Analogy" for understanding multiple levels of health intervention that go beyond the health sector and involve the whole nation in addressing the social determinants of health and equity. Following the address, Dr. Jones will take questions from the audience. The program will conclude with a light reception of healthy snacks.

Directions to the Athens Clarke County Library
Episode 2: When the Bough Breaks
Screening, Panel Discussion & Reception
Sunday, March 29, 2009, 3 p.m.
Athens Clarke County Library Auditorium
2025 Baxter Street, Athens, Georgia

Panelists:
Dr. Carol Hogue (Rollins School of Health, Emory University)
Dr. Fleda Jackson (Atlanta Regional Health Forum)

Dr. Leah Faase (Athens Regional Medical Center)

Description:
African American infant mortality rates remain twice as high as those for white Americans. African American mothers with college degrees or higher face the same risk of having low birth-weight babies as white women who haven’t finished high school. This episode examines how the chronic stress of racism over the life course can become embedded in our bodies and increase risks to health. Following the screening, panelists will engage in an open dialogue with the audience. The program will conclude with a light reception.

Directions to the Athens Clarke County Library
Episode 3: Becoming American
Screening, Panel Discussion & Reception
Sunday, April 5, 2009, 3 p.m.
Paul D. Coverdell Building
D.W. Brooks Drive, South Campus, UGA

Panelists:
Coti Perez-Espinoza (Positive Impact Atlanta)
Sharon Gibson (Multi-cultural specialist, UGA Cooperative Extension Services)
Sister Margarita Martin (Oasis Católico Santa Rafaela)

Description: Recent Mexican immigrants tend to be healthier than the average American, but those health advantages erode the longer they’ve been in the US. This episode examines what causes health to worsen as immigrants become American, and looks for lessons to improved well-being from new immigrant communities. Following the screening, panelists will engage in an open dialogue with the audience. The program will conclude with a light reception.

 

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Episode 4: Bad Sugar
Screening, Panel Discussion & Reception
Sunday, April 19, 2009, 3 p.m.
Athens Clarke County Library Auditorium
2025 Baxter Street, Athens, Georgia

Panelists:
Connie Crawley (College of Family and Consumer Sciences, UGA)
Dr. Claude Burnett (District Health Director, Northeast Health District)

Dr. Alex Anderson (College of Family and Consumer Sciences, UGA)

Melanie Cassity (Diabetes Education Center, Athens Regional Medical Center)

Description: This episode follows the lives of O’odham Indians, living on reservations in southern Arizona – a population with perhaps the highest rate of Type 2 diabetes in the world. Some researchers see this as the literal embodiment of decades of poverty, oppression, and loss. A new approach suggests that communities may regain control over their health if they can regain control over their futures. Following the screening, panelists will engage in an open dialogue with the audience. The program will conclude with a light reception.

Directions to the Athens Clarke County Library
Episode 5: Place Matters
Screening, Panel Discussion & Reception
Sunday, April 26, 2009, 3 p.m.
Athens Clarke County Library Auditorium
2025 Baxter Street, Athens, Georgia

Panelists:

Dr. Nik Heynen (Department of Geography, UGA)
Dr. John Vena (College of Public Health, UGA)
Dr. Robert Nielsen (College of Family and Consumer Sciences, UGA)
Chrissy Marlow (Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Office of Planning & Quality Growth)

Description: Increasingly, recent Southeast Asian immigrants, along with Latinos, are moving into long-neglected African American urban neighborhoods, and now their health is being eroded as a result. What policies and investment decisions create living environments that harm, or enhance, the health of residents? This episode examines what actions can make a difference in these neighborhoods. Following the screening, panelists will engage in an open dialogue with the audience. The program will conclude with a light reception.

Directions to the Athens Clarke County Library
Episode 6: Collateral Damage
Screening, Panel Discussion & Reception
Sunday, May 3, 2009, 3 p.m.
Paul D. Coverdell Building
D.W. Brooks Drive, South Campus, UGA

Panelists:
Dr. Chris Whalen (College of Public Health, UGA)
Dr. Larry Nackerud (School of Social Work, UGA)
Dr. Lynn Beckman (TB Coordinator, Northeast Health District)

Description: This episode looks at the struggle of local population in the Marshall Islands, who have been displaced from their traditional way of life by the American military presence and globalization. Now they must contend with the worst of the developing and industrialized worlds: infectious diseases such as tuberculosis due to crowded living conditions, and extreme poverty and chronic disease, stemming in part from the stress of dislocation. Following the screening, panelists will engage in an open dialogue with the audience. The program will conclude with a light reception.

 

Directions from the Carlton St. Parking Deck to the Paul D. Coverdell Center
Episode 7: Not Just a Paycheck
Screening, Panel Discussion & Reception
Sunday, May 10, 2009, 3 p.m.
Athens Clarke County Library Auditorium
2025 Baxter Street, Athens, Georgia

Panelists:
Dr. Claude Burnett (District Health Director, Northeast Health District)
Dr. Katheryn Davis (School of Social Work, UGA)
Peter Hossler (Department of Geography, UGA)

Description: The residents of a town in Western Michigan struggle against depression, domestic violence and higher rates of heart disease and diabetes after many are laid off by the closing of the largest refrigerator factory in the country. Ironically, the plant is owned by a company in Sweden, where mass layoffs, far from devastating lives, are relatively benign because of government policies that protect and retrain workers. This final episode asks timely questions about what policies could make a difference in the lives of American workers in discouraging economic times. Following the screening, panelists will engage in an open dialogue with the audience. The program will conclude with a light reception.

Directions to the Athens Clarke County Library



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