Photo: Manjula Varghese
In this film and panel discussion program, we grapple with the questions of why communities of color are most impacted by environmental hazards and public health crises, and how to make sure disaster responses going forward centers those who are impacted the most. In exploring racial disparities in deaths during the 1995 Chicago heat wave, Judith Helfand’s film Cooked: Survival by Zip Code serves as a reminder that COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on communities of color was preordained. Manjula Varghese’s short film Before It Was Them, Now It’s Us conveys stories of these impacts as experienced by San Francisco’s Bayview community. Join us as we discuss community-based solutions around climate and public health in the context of urban planning and equity.
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Curation by Fay Darmawi and Jamon Franklin
Pancho Arguelles Executive Director of Living Hope Wheelchair Association
Judith Helfand Director, Cooked: Survival By Zipcode
Berta Hernández Director of Family Services, Instituto Familiar de la Raza
Anthony Iton, M.D., J.D., MPH Senior VP Healthy Communities, The California Endowment
Katherine Schaff (Moderator) Health Equity Coordinator, Berkeley Media Studies Group
Jamon Franklin Guest Curator
The Bayview community reflects on how the pandemic has impacted their lives.
Cooked: Survival by Zip Code tells the story of the tragic 1995 Chicago heatwave, the most traumatic in U.S….