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“Unnatural Causes” documentary in Bangor May l9th

Posted May 07, 2013, at 12:44 p.m.

“Unnatural Causes” will be shown on Sunday, May l9th at 7:00 p.m. at the Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 96 Harlow Street in Bangor. This documentary is Part One of a series shown on PBS. The theme of of the series is that health and longevity are correlated with socioeconomic status. People of color face an additional health burden and our health and well-being are tied to policies that promote economic and social justice, The first film in this series asks “How is it is possible that in America, the wealthiest country in the world which alone accounts for half of all medical expenditures in the world, people in the United States die earliest, get sickest and have more infant deaths for babies in their first year of life than just about every other industrialized nation in the world? This program demonstrates findings within the scientific community that explain the problem: wealth and wealth inequality. It shows why and how in American wealth inequality sickens and shortens life and the pursuit of happiness for those without financial resoureces. http://www.unnaturalcauses.org/

The showing is free and open to the public and will be followed by a discussion. Area health care professionals will be invited to join the discussion. For more information call 942-9343

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