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?