[act-ma] 4/14 CCI Antiracism Film/Discussion: BAD SUGAR (Wed)

Janet janet at communitychangeinc.org
Mon Apr 5 12:04:52 PDT 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

What are the connections between diabetes, oppression, and  
empowerment in two Native American communities? What do these  
connections have to tell us about the health issues of all Americans  
and possible solutions to those problems?

April 14 (Wed)

Noon-1:30 p.m.
The Community Change Library on Racism
14 Beacon Street, Room 604

Medical-only interventions have failed to stem the rising tide of  
diabetes not just among Native Americans, but globally. While obesity  
and diet are risk factors, so are poverty and stress, compounded by a  
history of cultural, economic, and physical loss. Leaders of the Pima  
and Tohono O’odham Indians of southern Arizona are cautiously  
optimistic that community empowerment, along with sustainable and  
culturally appropriate development can help restore prosperity, hope,  
and health. How can we connect this to the health problems and  
possible solutions to those problems in our own communities?

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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