[act-ma] 10/29 Film Screening: In Sickness & In Wealth

Janet janet at communitychangeinc.org
Mon Oct 20 08:34:16 PDT 2008


Community Change, Inc
Brown Bag Anti-Racism Discussion Series 2008
Challenging Structural Racism since 1968

UNNATURAL CAUSES:
IN SICKNESS AND IN WEALTH

A FILM SCREENING & COMMUNITY CONVERSATION

October 29, 2008 (Wednesday)
12 noon – 1:30 pm
Community Change Library on Racism
14 Beacon Street, Room 605
Boston MA

In Sickness and in Wealth explores the connections between healthy  
bodies, healthy bank accounts, and skin color. Four individuals from  
different walks of life demonstrate how one’s position in society –  
shaped by social policies and public priorities – affects health. We  
see how racial inequality imposes an additional risk burden on people  
of color. Solutions focus not on more pills but on more equitable  
social policies. In Sickness and in Wealth, 56 minutes long, is the  
first part of the series Unnatural Causes…Is Inequality Making Us  
Sick? a four-hour documentary exploring racial and socioeconomic  
inequities in health. For more information, visit http:// 
www.unnaturalcauses.org/

The current public discourse around race assumes that we live in a  
color-blind society where the American Dream is attainable by all  
individuals who work hard enough. This deeply flawed discourse  
obscures the racial disparities in employment, education, criminal  
justice, housing, health care, etc. and provides a powerful but  
faulty rationale for leaving our systems and institutions the way  
they are. The issues presented at the Community Change Brown Bag  
Discussion Series are concrete examples of the structural racism that  
affects the lives of all, most acutely communities of color. The 2008  
Series places these issues in their social/historical context and  
gives attendees a truthful discourse, as well as ways to put that  
discourse into action, in order to challenge institutional and  
systemic racism.

Please bring your lunch. Beverages will be provided. $5 contribution  
requested.
RSVP (617) 523-0555 or janet at communitychangeinc.org

Community Change, Inc 617-523-0555 www.communitychangeinc.org
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