[act-ma] 6/9 Collateral Damage: military policy & our health: film/discussion at CCI (Wed)

Janet janet at communitychangeinc.org
Wed May 19 10:48:13 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. http://www.unnaturalcauses.org

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


How do U.S. military policy and globalization affect our health?
  June 9 (Wed)

Noon-1:30 p.m.

The Community Change Library on Racism
14 Beacon Street, Room 604
Boston MA

The lives and health of Marshall Islanders in the equatorial Pacific  
were disrupted in a unique fashion when the U.S. occupied their  
nation and used their outer islands for extensive nuclear testing  
after WWII.  Today, around 10,000 Marshall Islanders live in  
Springdale AK; drawn by plentiful jobs in the food processing  
industry and a low cost of living, most are happy to have better  
educational opportunities and healthier options. Even though the  
Marshallese can leave the impoverished conditions of their homeland,  
they can’t escape the effects of having lived in poverty; rates of TB  
and other infectious and chronic diseases among the Marshallese are  
far above the national average.

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. http://www.communitychangeinc.org
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