Distinguished Lecturer, Dr. David Satcher:
Checking the Pulse of the African-American Community: A Look at the Factors Influencing Individual and Community Health
Don’t miss this insightful presentation by Dr. David Satcher, former Surgeon General of the United States.
Research discoveries in the medical field have revealed that African Americans are at greater risk of suffering from chronic illnesses including hypertension and diabetes, and have higher instances of obesity in children and adults. Some researchers have even noted that some drugs used in the fight against some of these deadly diseases have an adverse effect on African-American quality of life. This program addresses those pressing issues facing African-American health from a very broad perspective and covers simple tips individuals can use to sustain and or improve their health and quality of life.
Dr. David Satcher is now the interim president at Morehouse College of Medicine in Atlanta, Ga.
12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., Lower Level in the Little Theater
Mini Health Fair
This is a unique opportunity to gain access to health resources from local medical and health organizations. You’ll have the chance to interact with representatives from Jackson Park Hospital.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Main Level in Black Creativity exhibit
FILM SCREENING: Something the Lord Made
Starring: Alan Rickman, Mos Def, Kyra Sedgwick, Gabrielle Union, Charles S. Dutton
Not Rated; 110 minutes
Spanning 35 years, this film tells the incredible true story of Dr. Alfred Blalock, a white surgeon, and Vivien Thomas, his black laboratory assistant, working during the segregation era. In 1944, Blalock developed a revolutionary method of rerouting the blood supply to the heart, which ended up saving the life of a terminally ill baby. Thomas was right by his side talking him through the procedure. An extraordinary relationship developed between these two men during this difficult time in history.
10 a.m. to noon, Lower Level in the Science Theater (also on February 6, 20 and 27)
Workshop: Preparing for Puberty—What Our Mothers Didn’t Tell Us
This workshop covers the signs and symptoms of early-onset puberty and includes tips for managing teen and pre-teen angst. Helpful tips and resources will be given to parents of pubescent children. Speakers will also address physical, mental and socio-emotional impacts of puberty on young girls and their future health as adult women. Speakers include: Dr. Dona Perry, Christian Community Health Center; Dr. Veronica Robinson, emergency room physician at Advocate Trinity Hospital; and Dr. Felicia Davis, anesthesiologist at John Stroger Hospital.
11 a.m. to noon, Lower Level in the Little Theater
Chef Tsadakeeyah Emmanuel will be whipping up healthy, mouth-watering fare in a special cooking demonstration. Tastings will be provided to the audience. Chef Emmanuel is a personal chef and the owner of Manjani 33, an upscale restaurant opening in the Bronzeville community in Spring 2010. Emmanuel began cooking with the African Hebrew Community—the Kingdom of Yahweh (KOY)—and quickly earned a reputation as an amazing chef who puts the soul into vegetarian cuisine.
Noon to 1:30 p.m., Main Level in Black Creativity exhibit
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