Office Equal Opportunity News

Posted by: Debose, Sue B.

Time:  Registration - 5:30 p.m. & Film Viewing - 6:00 p.m.

Location:  Gainesville Regional Utilities-Multipurpose Room 

(301 SE 4th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601)


In July 2015, the Office of Equal Opportunity sponsored a film viewing on health disparities through the documentary entitled: “Unnatural Causes-Is Inequality Making Us Sick”? This is a seven part series, of which we have viewed and discussed Parts 1 - 3.  So, we will continue through our Dismantling Prejudices & Biases Initiative:  Dessert & Dialogue with Part 4: “Bad Sugar”.  This session explores O’odham Indians living on reservations in southern Arizona, have perhaps the highest rates of Type 2 diabetes in the world.   Some researchers see this as the literal ‘embodiment’ of decades of poverty, oppression and loss.  A new approach suggests that communities may regain control over their health if they can regain control over their futures.


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The next Equal Opportunity Committee Meeting is tentatively scheduled for February.  For more information, please contact the OEO at 352-334-5051.


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