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MDHI: Film Screening, Resilience | Interdisciplinary Programs

Oct 23, 2017
7:15 PM - 9:15 PM


Jeanne Kassis Office of Interdisciplinary Programs

Film is free and open to the public. Screeing is 7:15 PM,  Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas, ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founder's Way, Bethlehem.  Sponsored by Mellon Digital Humanities Initiative and co-sponsored by Health, Medicine and Societ 

Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress-and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose. Directed by James Redford

Film will have a talkback afterward with:
Roberta Meek, Director, Africana Studies, Muhlenberg College
Hasshan Batts, Lehigh Valley Social Impact Center
Sirry Along, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Lehigh University
Yuriko de la Cruz, MPH, Lehigh Valley Health Network

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