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Posted on: April 13, 2010

[ARCHIVED] Unnatural Causes: is inequality making us sick? (Free Screenings)

Posted 4/13/2010

Research has demonstrated a direct link between inequality and differential health outcomes. As part of its work on Social Justice and Health Equity, The Town of Amherst and the Town of Amherst Department of Human Rights/Human Resources is extending a special invitation to Amherst Residents and all interested people to attend free screenings and discussions of the acclaimed PBS special: UNNATURAL CAUSES: is Inequality making us sick?

The film crisscrosses the nation uncovering startling new findings that suggest there is much more to our health than bad habits, health care, or unlucky genes. The social circumstances in which we are born, live, and work can actually get under our skin and disrupt our physiology as much as germs and viruses.
DAYS: Wednesdays (Opening screening—Tuesday 20 April 2010)

DATE: 20 April 2010—Becoming American
28 April 2010—Place Matters
12 May 2010—Not Just a Paycheck
19 May 2010—In Sickness and In Wealth
9 June 2010—When the Bough Breaks
16 June 2010—Bad Sugar
23 June 2010—Collateral Damage

TIME: 5:00pm—7:00pm
• 5:00—5:30 Registration
• 5:30—6:00 Screening
• 6:00—7:00 Dialogue to Action

WHERE: Amherst Cinema, located at 28 Amity Street, in Amherst.
This program is FREE and open to the public. Because seating is limited, we recommend obtaining free tickets IN ADVANCE at the Amherst Cinema box office.

The event includes a forum - Implications of inequality and health for the Amherst community: A dialogue among participants. The forum will be facilitated by Dr. Barbara J. Love with introductions by Amherst Human Rights/ Human Resources Director, Eunice Torres.

CHILDCARE: Free childcare will be available and provided by Amherst LSSE staff. Childcare, drop-off, and sign-in of children will be at Jones Library

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