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November 20, 2020

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Deep-dive to the fundamental causes and social determinants of health disparities: A call for interdisciplinary collaboration


CUNY Institute for Health Equity (CIHE)
Inaugural Speaker’s Series on:
Health Equity and Health Disparities

Nancy Breen, PhD, received her PhD in Economics from the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research in New York City in 1988. Her undergraduate degrees are in Political Science and French. Dr. Breen served as health economist at the National Institutes of Health: from 1991 to 2015 at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and from 2015 to 2019 at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). She co-edited the NIMHD-sponsored AJPH Supplement (January 2019) “New Perspectives to Advance Minority Health and Health Disparities Research”. Dr. Breen’s more than 100 peer-reviewed articles reflect her desire to improve the evidence base for understanding the social determinants underlying health disparities. Her published work has increasingly focused on how structures and policies lead to health disparities. Her objective is to inspire broad-based interventions leading to social justice and economic sustainability.

We begin with two important examples of public health policy, then survey the concepts of Fundamental Causes and Social Determinants of Health (SDoH). After comparing how Fundamental Causes --structural racism and poverty—affect the health of racial/ethnic populations in the US, we will explore how some key SDoH --income, wealth, and housing stability—have evolved differentially for these same racial/ethnic populations over time. A deeper understanding of upstream determinants requires investigating economic inequality as a historical phenomenon. Today’s macroeconomy promotes financial inequality, consumer debt, and poor health in multiple ways. Finally, we return to public health policy by considering some interventions designed to address racial/ethnic and class inequalities in income, wealth and housing and end by probing how these policies might be refined using Community Based Participatory Research to become even more effective.

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Friday, November 20, 2020

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6:00 PM Poetry in the Times of COVID-19

Obscura, Lehman College's Literary Magazine,
presents:


 Poetry in the Times of COVID-19

Featuring more than 20 students and alumni, the chapbook was edited by junior English creative writing major and Obscura secretary, Rafiana Martinez.


7:00 PM Kenopsia: A fairy tale for the apocalypse

The Lehman College Department of Music, Multimedia, Theatre & Dance presents

Kenopsia: A fairy tale for the apocalypse

Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 21

7 p.m.

Show will be followed by a conversation with the cast.


Description:

Kenopsia is a word, coined by John Koening, from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. It describes "the eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that is usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet." This theme served as a starting point for a devised piece created collaboratively with the cast and designers. The story is told through a variety of mediums including movement, text, costumes, sound, and images. Through a process of improvisation and collaboration, performers have created characters and content drawn from archetypal imagery and their own imaginations.


Conceived and directed by Amy Larimer

Written by Natasha Collado, Carolyn Gutierrez, Amy Larimer, Bereket Mengistu, Ryan Mercedes, Frank Moncion, Zullyvette Muniz, Bethany Rondon, Leonardo Salome, Kassandra Sustache and Jaciaihus Watson


Video Design Monica Duncan

Lighting Design Miriam Crowe

Scenic Design and Visual Art Kyle Higgins

Costume Design and Makeup Anthony Paul-Cavaretta

Sound Design Luke Santy

Technical Direction Chris Higgins

Stage Management Alyssa VanGorder


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