Thursday, June 14, 2012

Violence and Racism Make Us All Sick

Do you know that living in certain zip codes can be hazardous to your health? Do you know what could be done to change that reality?

Dr. Eric Walsh is a student of issues relating to social justice. As he has sought to understand what social structures influence health and well being, he has come to see racism and structural violence as killers. Since becoming Pasadena’s Director of Public Health in 2010, Walsh has put his energy toward public health practices and policies which increase individuals’ health and wellness in order that all people are able to thrive. In a multi-media presentation, he will invite us into the challenges in Pasadena.

Walsh has served under the current and previous White House administrations on the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. He is the past President of the California Academy of Preventive Medicine and has served on committees with the Center for Disease Control, collaborating with many grass roots organizations in Southern California to improve the health of at-risk populations. He is on the staff of Loma Linda University School of Medicine and the University of California Irvine as an adjunct professor.

On Sunday, June 17 we welcome Dr. Eric Walsh to the Rector’s Forum at 10:15 a.m -- and see where All Saints might become more involved with his efforts. (Or tune in via u-stream if you can't we with us on campus!

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