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Health Challenges for the 21st Century: Bad Sugar

Health Challenges for the 21st Century: Film and Panel Series
Tuesday March 23: Bad Sugar: Diabetes in Marginalized Communities
6:00-8:30pm 529 80 Fifth Avenue (holds 30)
The documentary Bad Sugar addresses this vexing question: What happened to the health of the Pima? Along with The Tohono O’odham Indians of southern Arizona, the Pima have arguably the highest diabetes rates in the world – half of all adults are afflicted. But a century ago, diabetes was virtually unknown in their community. Researchers have poked and prodded the Pima for decades in search of a sociological – or more recently, genetic – explanation for their high rates of disease.   Speakers at this event will relate the experiences of the Pima to the current diabetes epidemic in New York City and address efforts currently underway attempting to curtail its proliferation in New York. Participants include: Kimberly Libman, Faculty Food Studies, The New School for General Studies; Rachel Knopf,. Health Educator, The New School; and Lorraine Mongiello, Project Director for the CUNY Campaign Against Diabetes. http://www.unnaturalcauses.org/episode_descriptions.php?page=4
FREE. RSVP to langscience@newschool.edu

Sante: Crisis in Haiti

Monday Feb 22nd: Santé: Crisis in Haiti
6:00-8:00pm Room 510 65 West 12 street
(holds 80)
Haiti, a country with limited health infrastructure, is in crisis. Prior to the earthquake, 120,000 people with HIV/AIDS were receiving antiretroviral treatment in Port Au Prince alone, and diarrhea was the leading cause of death in children less than one year old.  How will Haiti prepare for the second wave of health problems as a consequence of public health infrastructure collapse?  GHEISKO and other health organizations have played important roles in Haiti’s HIV/AIDS crisis and are now adapting to emergency care. Cases studies and video clips of community-based organizations’ initiatives to combat HIV/AIDS, chronic diseases of poverty, and diseases of emergency will be discussed. Participants include:  Tamara Oyola-Santiago, Health Educator, The New School; Rebecca Heidkamp, Nutritionist, GHEISKO/ Cornell Weill; Charles King, CEO and President of Housing Works; and Georgette Delinois, Director of Barrier Free Living Non-Residential Domestic Violence Program.

Teach In: Haiti at THE NEW SCHOOL February 17th

Teach In: Haiti

February 17

6:00 pm – Wollman Hall

65 West 11th Street, 5th Floor

On January 12, 2010, several cities on the island of Haiti, including its capital Port au Prince, were leveled by an earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale. In the aftermath, the world has responded with an outpouring of both financial and emotional support. Media coverage has been round the clock, thus a country that had been long rendered as an afterthought, suddenly became the center of the world. January 12th’s earthquake is as reflective of Haiti’s past as its present, and on February 17th we will gather to explore the earthquake, its aftermath, and the most pressing question of all– how does Haiti recover from a disaster of this magnitude?