[act-ma] 3/19 CCI Antiracism Film/Discussion: Becoming Americans (Fri)

Janet janet at communitychangeinc.org
Mon Mar 1 11:14:47 PST 2010

CCI Antiracism Film/Discussion Series:
  Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?
  Unnatural Causes is a groundbreaking film series that reveals some  
reasons why some of us get sicker more often and die sooner. There’s  
more to our wellbeing than genes, behaviors, and medical care;  
Unnatural Causes documents how inequities in the rest of our lives –  
the jobs we do, the stress we experience, the neighborhoods we live  
in – can get under the skin and disrupt our biology as surely as  
germs and viruses. Solutions lie not in more pills but in more  
equitable social policies.

  Please join us for a viewing and community conversation of the film


Latino immigrants arrive healthy, so why don’t they stay that way?

March 19 (FRI)

Noon-1:30 p.m.
The Community Change Library on Racism
14 Beacon Street, Room 604
Recent Mexican immigrants, although poorer, tend to be healthier than  
the average American. They have lower rates of death, heart disease,  
cancer, and other illnesses, despite being less educated, earning  
less, and have the stress of adapting to a new country and a new  
language.  But the longer they’re here, the worse their relative  
health becomes even as their socioeconomic status improves.  Within  
one generation, their health is as poor as other American of similar  
income status.

Please join Community Change Staff and friends for a screening of  
this film followed by a community conversation. Please bring your  
lunch. Beverages will be provided. $5 contribution requested.  
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: RSVP 617-523-0555, janet at communitychangeinc.org

  Community Change, Inc. was born out of the Civil Rights Movement  
and in response to the Kerner Commission which named racism as "a  
white problem." Since 1968, CCI has done what few organizations are  
willing to do: shine a spotlight on the roots of racism in white  
culture with the intention of dealing with racism at its source, as  
well as with its impact on communities of color.
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