Ballard Homestead to host screening of “Unnatural Causes” tonight

UW Community Oriented Public Health Practice is hosting a screening of Unnatural Causes at Ballard Homestead (6541 Jones Ave NW) tonight (October 29) from 7 p.m.

“Do you care about your health and the health of your community? Join us in watching and discussing: Unnatural Causes: In Sickness and in Wealth,” says former EMT and social worker Carolanne Sanders from the University of Washington.

From the organizers:

What are the connections between healthy bodies, healthy bank accounts and skin color? Our opening episode travels 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.

Unnatural Causes is the acclaimed documentary series broadcast by PBS that sheds light on the root causes of our alarming socio-economic and racial inequities in health.

Check out the trailer below:

The screening will be followed by a facilitated community discussion with current UW MHP student Dan Otter, RN; and Sanders.

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