Join Us for a Discussion on Health Disparity: Not Just a Paycheck" on May 16


Join the Office of Equal Opportunity for Dessert & Dialogue, as attendees continue the discussion with part seven (of seven), “Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making us Sick?”

This session explores the residents of western Michigan who struggle against depression, domestic violence and higher rates of heart disease and diabetes after the largest refrigerator factory in the country shuts down. Ironically, the plant is owned by a company in Sweden, where mass layoffs — far from devastating lives — are relatively benign because of government policies that protect and retrain workers.

The session is Monday, May 16 at the Thomas Center, which is located at 302 NE Sixth Ave. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., and the film starts at 6 p.m. The discussion will immediately follow, with Dr. Nancy Hardt serving as the facilitator.

The Dessert & Dialogue series is free and open to the public.

RSVPs are appreciated, but not required. You may RSVP via email at or by calling 352-334-5051.