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Health Equity Intitiative Community Screening and Dialogue - Collateral Damage
Monday, April 21, 2008 - 5:30pm to Monday, April 21, 2008 - 7:30pm

Multnomah County Health Department Health Equity Initiative
Community Screening and Dialogue

Collateral Damage

Monday, April 21, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Midland Library
805 SE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97233


Starting in March, Multnomah County will be one of several communities across the country to feature the documentary Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick in a series of public screenings. Unnatural Causes, a seven-part documentary, is shaking up our understanding of what really makes us healthy or sick. We invite you to join us in dialogues with community members, community-based organizations, civic and business leaders, and local elected officials, to discuss the root causes of health inequities as well as long-term solutions. For more information about the Health Equity Initiative, visit http://www.mchealth.org/healthequity.

 

Each screening will focus on a particular topic and feature a different section of the series, and refreshments will be served at all events. This dialogue will discuss:

Collateral Damage

Economics and military operations have an international impact; in some cases this means displacing populations from their traditional way of life. How do our interactions around the globe affect the health of people now living in the United States? How does a legacy of poverty and powerlessness take a toll on our bodies? Find out how….