[act-ma] 4/14 CCI Film/Discussion: diabetes, oppression, empowerment (Wed)
janet at communitychangeinc.org
Mon Apr 12 09:42:18 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)
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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