Friday, April 24, 2009

Film & Discussion This Sunday: Place Matters

This Sunday, April 26th, the 2009 Unnatural Causes Film & Discussion Series continues with a screening of episode 5, “Place Matters.” This thirty minute segment looks at the increasing migration of Southeast Asian immigrants and Latinos into two long-neglected African American urban neighborhoods on the West coast, and the subsequent erosion of their health. What policies and investment decisions create living environments that harm, or enhance, the health of residents? What actions can make a difference?

Helping us to connect these topics to our surrounding community, panelists Dr. Nik Heynen (Department of Geography, UGA), Dr. John Vena (College of Public Health, UGA), Dr. Robert Nielsen (College of Family and Consumer Sciences, UGA), and Chrissy Marlowe (Georgia Department of Community Affairs) will engage in an open dialogue with the audience following the screening. 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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