[act-ma] 6/23 Not Just a Paycheck: film/discussion (Wed)

janet at communitychangeinc.org janet at communitychangeinc.org
Mon Jun 21 14:52:23 PDT 2010

CCI Antiracism Film/Discussion Series
Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?

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


In the winter of 2006, the Electrolux Corporation closed the largest  
refrigerator factory in the U.S. and moved it from Michigan to Mexico  
for cheaper labor. As personal finances of laid off workers spiraled  
downward, health followed. In the year after the plant closure, the  
local hospital?s caseload tripled because of depression, alcoholism,  
and domestic abuse. Heart disease and mortality are also predicted to  
rise affecting workers, their families and entire communities.

June 23 (Wed)
12 noon ? 1:30 pm
Community Change Library on Racism
14 Beacon Street, Room 605
Boston MA 02108

Social policy is health policy. In the U.S., at least for the time  
being, workers are left to fend for themselves and we all pay the  
price in both health and wealth.

Please join CCI staff and friends for a screening of this film and  
community conversation. Please bring your lunch. Beverages will be  
provided. $5 contribution requested. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! RSVP  
(617-523-0555 or janet at communitychangeinc.org.)

Not Just a Paycheck is the final episode of Unnatural Causes, 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  
that genes, behaviors, and medical care; Unnatural Causes documents  
how inequalities 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  

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

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