Join The Public Square at the Illinois Humanities Council and the Neighborhood Writing Alliance for a provocative discussion with the community on how urban planning affects our access to food, our stress level, and our access to quality healthcare. The conversation will be lead by:
- Janet Smith, Nathalie P. Voorhees Neighborhood Center (moderator)
- Daniel Block, Chicago State University
- Miguel Morales, Co-op Humboldt Park
- Ben Helphand, Center for Neighborhood Technology
This event is part of Health as a Human Right: A Series of Community Conversations, co-organized by The Public Square at the Illinois Humanities Council and the Neighborhood Writing Alliance on public health and access to healthcare. We will consider not only the challenges of an inadequate healthcare system, but also the way in which issues such as geography, demographic inequalities, food distribution, sexuality, adolescent access to healthcare, and the strains of war can and should inform our larger picture of public health.
Co-sponsors include: Health and Medicine Policy Research Group, Co-op Humboldt Park, Chicago Labor and Arts Fest, Chicago Women’s AIDS Project, AREA Chicago, Garfield Park Conservatory, The HotHouse, DuSable Museum, the Nathalie P. Voorhees Neighborhood Center, Physicians for a National Health Plan, Fredrick Blum Neighborhood Assistance Center, Campaign for Better Health Care, Center for Neighborhood Technology, and Access Living.