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Unnatural Causes
Date Wednesday November 19
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
uptown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway
Event Type Screening
EmailHumanistHall [at]

This important documentary gets to the root causes of health and illness and helps reframe the debate about health in America. Economic and racial inequality are not abstract concepts but hospitalize and kill even more people than cigarettes. The wages and benefits we're paid, the neighborhoods we live in, the schools we attend, our access to resources, and even our tax policies are health issues every bit as critical as diet, smoking, and exercise. The unequal distribution of these social conditions -- and their health consequences -- are not natural or inevitable. They are the result of choices that we as a community, as states, and as a nation have made, and can make differently. Other nations already have, and they live longer, healthier lives as a result. What are the connections between healthy bodies, healthy bank accounts, and skin color? The opening episode takes us to Louisville, Kentucky, not to explore whether medical care cures us but to see why we get sick in the first place, and why patterns of health and illness reflect underlying patterns of class and racial inequities.

Wheelchair accessible at 411 28th Street

Before and after the film, everyone's invited to indulge in our Humanist organic vegetarian refreshments

$5 donations are accepted
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Nov 12th, 2008 1:47 PM

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