Don't miss out on our last general meeting of the year! We'll be having dinner at Pasta Bene and handing out awards to our most distinguished members in the club.
Last General Meeting and Awards
Please join us for dinner and a movie plus a question and answer session with The Waiting Room’s director, Peter Nicks.
The Waiting Room is a character-driven documentary film that uses extraordinary access to go behind the doors of an American public hospital struggling to care for a community of largely uninsured patients. The film – using a blend of cinema verité and characters’ voiceover – offers a raw, intimate, and even uplifting look at how patients, staff and caregivers each cope with disease, bureaucracy and hard choices.
The ER waiting room serves as the grounding point for the film, capturing in vivid detail what it means for millions of Americans to live without health insurance. Young victims of gun violence take their turn alongside artists and small business owners who lack insurance. Steel workers, taxi cab drivers and international asylum seekers crowd the halls. The film weaves the stories of several patients – as well as the hospital staff charged with caring for them – as they cope with the complexity of the nation’s public health care system, while weathering the storm of a national recession.
Director Peter Nicks graduated from UC Berkeley’s School of Journalism in 1999. Aside from The Waiting Room, he has also directed Fruitvale Station and The Force, which won him the Sundance Directing Award for U.S. Documentary. Much of his work is centered around Oakland and the Bay Area in general, which makes its content particularly relevant for us Berkeley students.
We plan to screen the documentary and then open up the floor for questions from the audience. Food will be provided!
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-screening-of-the-waiting-room-with-director-peter-nicks-tickets-34038960447
Public Health Luncheon
Cal UPHC's Environmental Health Committee is holding a campaign for science, in which we have a photo campaign where students state Why Environmental Health Matters to them, and a succulent sale to raise money for the national parks service! We are tabling from 9-5 on Thursday and 9-4 on Friday so please stop by and help us raise awareness about environmental health. We will be having a succulent sale where cash and venmo are accepted.
Join the Cal Undergraduate Public Health Coalition's Health Policy & Advocacy Committee at our first ever casual coffee hour with School of Public Health professor Ann Keller! It will take place on Tuesday, April 18th, from 2:00-3:00pm in 212AB Eshleman.
RSVP IS MANDATORY to attend. Please fill out this google form, and understand that doing so signifies your committment to attend the luncheon: https://goo.gl/forms/SKquH3xnTyfGBktg2. Attendance is first-come, first-serve, and is limited to the FIRST TWELVE responses we receive, pending confirmation of attendance.
Coffee/ tea and light snacks will be provided!
--ABOUT PROFESSOR KELLER--
Ann received her BA from Indiana University with degrees in Mathematics and Political Science. She then earned both her Master’s and PhD in Political Science from UC Berkeley.
Her research interests include:
Managing expertise and knowledge validation in public health organizations (CDC, FDA, EPA)
Scientists' role in environmental policy
Patient interest group advocacy
Organization and expertise in pandemic response
She teaches graduate-level courses in the health policy division such as "International Health Policy” and "Politics, Policy and Democracy in Environmental Health.” She also serves on the faculty advisory committee for the Institute for Governmental Studies, UC Berkeley and the UC Berkeley Washington Program. She is a member of the American Political Science Association.
Join us at one of our most popular events to network with public health professionals from a wide variety of fields in an intimate setting. Learn about where a career in public health can take you and connect with professionals who may be your future co-workers. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to talk with professors and professionals who have built careers out of public health! This event is free for members of Cal UPHC and $5 for non-members.
RSVP at https://caluphc.typeform.com/to/lySp1C
This conference will be filled with dialogue, learning, and deconstructing sexual violence and discussing intersectionalities regarding our identities and experiences. We aim to break the silence, bring the voices of marginalized communities to the forefront of the conversation and find strength through healing.
Cal UPHC's very own Community Health Committee will be hosting a Workshop/De-Stressing Space!
UCB Maternal and Child Health Film Screening of Raising America: When Childcare for All Wasn’t Just a Fairytale
Join the UC Berkeley Maternal and Child Health Program in viewing Episode Two from the Raising of America documentary series followed by an interactive dialogue with filmmaker Larry Adelman, parents, and other local experts on children & families.
PHA ShareTea Fundraiser
Craving some Sharetea on April 4th? Come support The Public Health Advocate by showing the counter this flyer on your phone or mentioning our name. PHA, Berkeley premier undergraduate public health journal, will receive part of the proceeds which funds our semesterly publication to spread awareness of pressing healthcare issues throughout the Cal community. Thanks for your support!