Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Film & Discussion This Sunday: Collateral Damage

This Sunday, May 3rd at 3 p.m. at the Paul D. Coverdell Center on the UGA campus, the 2009 Unnatural Causes Film & Discussion Series continues with a screening of episode 6, “Collateral Damage". This thirty minute segment visits the Marshall Islands, where local populations have been displaced from their traditional way of life by the American military presence and globalization. Today, they contend with the worst of the developing and industrialized worlds: infectious diseases such as tuberculosis due to crowded living conditions, and extreme poverty and chronic disease, stemming in part from the stress of dislocation. How do we move from understanding these social determinants to finding solutions to the damage they inflict?

Following the film, panelists Dr. Chris Whalen (College of Public Health, UGA), Dr. Larry Nackerud (School of Social Work), and Dr. Lynn Beckman (Infectious Disease Program Coordinator, Northeastern Health District) will engage in an open dialogue with the audience. The program will conclude with a light reception of healthy snacks.

Events in this program series are all FREE and open to the public. For further information or to RSVP for this event, call 706-542-5788 or visit

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