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March 10-May 6, 2010

The Wire as a Lens into Public Health in Urban America

Hampton House Auditorium
The Bloomberg School of Public Health
624 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21295
12.15 p.m. - 1.15 p.m.

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The Wire provides a rare window into the complex challenges of life in urban America. This seminar series will explore the context and complexities that perpetuate health disparities in our cities. Members of the JHSPH and Baltimore community will examine the show’s depiction of public health issues in Baltimore, describe related epidemiological, ethnographic, and intervention research, and facilitate discussions about strategies for meaningful change. Conversations will explore possibilities for working within, across, and outside the complex web of systems that shape public health in urban environments. Join us for a series of important dialogues intended to listen to, understand, and respond to the stories of the Wire.

3/10                       ReWIRED for Change, Sonja Sohn [Sheldon Hall]

3/18                       Bubs’ Life:  Network, Neighborhoods, IDUs, Carl Latkin & Danielle German

04/01                     What About Mom?:  Women and Families in the Inner City, Peg Ensminger

04/08                     Shardene’s Dance: Stripping/Working on the Block, Susan Sherman & Chris Serio

04/15                     The Only Game in Town:  Employment Options in the Inner City, Emma Tsui

04/22                     Omar puts a Face to African-American MSM, Karin Tobin

04/29                     Is there a choice?  Violence and Guns on the Streets of Baltimore, Daniel Webster

05/06                     Closing Panel: Where do we go from here?

Directions

From I-95 North

Take I-95 North to Exit 53 (I-395 North) into downtown Baltimore.
Turn right at Pratt Street (by the Baltimore Convention Center).
Stay on Pratt for 1.4 miles to South Broadway.
Turn left onto South Broadway.
Turn left from North Broadway onto Monument Street.
Turn left from Monument Street onto Washington Street.
Enter the parking garage on the right.

From I-95 South

Take I-95 south toward Baltimore to Exit 57 (Boston Street and O’Donnell Street).
Proceed on Boston Street approximately two miles and turn left onto Fleet Street.
Follow Fleet Street to South Broadway.
Turn right on South Broadway.
Turn left from North Broadway onto Monument Street.
Turn left from Monument Street onto Washington Street.
Enter the parking garage on the right.

Contact

Susan Sherman or Danielle German

E Mail:  ssherman@jhsph.edu 
or dgerman@jhsph.edu.

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