Thirty years ago, three individuals embarked on a mission that was both medical and moral: to make high quality healthcare available to everyone, even in the world’s poorest countries. Fighting entrenched diseases, political and bureaucratic machinery, and the charity-industrial complex itself, the team forced the international community to embrace the idea that health care must be a basic human right in every society, and went ahead to provide it. In doing so, they have changed the lives of millions of people across the globe. Told through interviews, rare archival material and on-the-ground contemporary footage featuring Dr. Paul Farmer (founder of Partners In Health), Dr. Jim Yong Kim (President of the World Bank), and Dr. Agnes Binagwaho (Health Minister of Rwanda), Bending the Arc, an emotionally charged and inspiring documentary, takes viewers through this journey.
UNICEF's NextGen, UIC's Global Health Student Interest Group, and UIC's Public Health Student Association invite you to join us for an evening of thoughtful conversation and learnings surrounding global health. Following the screening, all attendees are invited to gather for drinks and mingling at Vintage Bar (more details below).
Thursday, November 15, 2018
UIC's School of Public Health Building, First Floor Auditorium
1603 W Taylor Street, Chicago IL 60612
6:00pm - 6:15pm Introduction by UNICEF's Next Generation
6:15pm - 8:00pm Film Screening
Networking and Mingling
1449 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607 (roughly 2 blocks from school)
8:15pm - 9:30pm Mixer
UNICEF's Next Generation is a group of young (or young at heart!), leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators who commit their resources, resolve and enthusiasm toward supporting UNICEF’s lifesaving work. Members study issues that affect children around the world and choose UNICEF projects to support through education, advocacy, skill sharing/remote volunteering and fundraising. Through their activities, members mobilize their networks and inspire their generations to take action on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable children.
Global Health Student Interest Group (GHSIG) at the University of Illinois at Chicago's School of Public Health is dedicated to learning, educating, and promoting awareness about global health affairs. We are composed of students from all divisions within the School of Public Health, and we welcome and encourage dialogue with students, faculty, and staff across the campus. We view our community as both local and global."
The Public Health Student Association (PHSA) is the student led organization and student governing body at the UIC School of Public Health. PHSA’s roles are to act as a liaison between students and faculty, promote career development through networking events, promote student involvement in the school community, and represent the needs of students of the School of Public Health.