WHAT: Performance and Town Hall: "Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Well Being"
WHERE: Second Floor Gallery, Urban Center, 506 S.W. Mill St., Portland State University (PSU)
Learn how one woman, a pioneer of public health 100 years ago, in the tenements of New York City, took on adversity and revolutionized the way we approach health and well being in this country.
Produced by the Jewish Theatre Collaborative, this 45-minute two-person biographical play about Lillian Wald will be followed by a community discussion about public health. Carlos Crespo, PSU's director of community health in the College of Urban and Public Affairs, is slated to participate.
Lillian Wald (1867-1940) was a nurse who became the force behind the establishment of public school nurses, the union movement for worker safety, and the Institution of Public Health Nursing.
Tri-County Performance/Town Halls are made possible through support from NW Health Foundation, the Portland section of the National Council of Jewish Women, and by a grant from Oregon Humanities, a statewide nonprofit organization and independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.