UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION, SANTA ROSA
ADVOCATES FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM PROJECT PRESENTS:
CARE IN COMMUNITY SERIES
Part 1: In Sickness and In Wealth
Produced by Christine Herbes-Sommers, Llewellyn M. Smith
Directed by Llewellyn M. Smith
SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2019
Following the 11 AM service in Room 545
Our final film of this year’s series, “In Sickness and in Wealth”, illuminates the role of social determinants of health in creating health Inequalities/ health disparities in the United States. This documentary, which first aired on PBS in 2008, examines the links between health and illness and underlying patterns of class and racial inequities.
From the description of this episode:
“The lives of a CEO, a lab supervisor, a janitor and an unemployed mother illustrate how class shapes opportunities for good health. Those on the top have the most access to power, resources and opportunity-and thus the best health. Those on the bottom are faced with more stressors-unpaid bills, jobs that don’t pay enough, unsafe living conditions, exposure to environmental hazards, lack of control over work and schedule, worries over children-and the fewest resources available
to help them cope.”
The role of chronic stress in the development of illness is explored as this film leads us to conclude that if we, as a nation, want to change our health outcomes we are called to focus not on more pills but on more equitable social policies. This is an important film, with well documented conclusions.
Discussion, as always, follows viewing of this 60 minute film.
Please bring whatever you wish to eat.
We will offer a snack, not lunch.