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Special Curator Tours

Join Louise E. Shaw, Curator, David J. Sencer CDC Museum for a special tour of Health Is a Human Right: Race and Place in America.

Time: 12:30PM

Dates: March 13th, 26th; April 9th, 23rd

On view in the David J. Sencer CDC Museum until April 25, 2014, this exhibition examines some historic challenges of the past 120 years in achieving health equity for all in the U.S. We know that “race and place” are as important as personal choices in achieving our full potential. People with low-incomes, minorities, and other socially disadvantaged populations face significant inequities in opportunity for optimal health. This can lead to inequities in health, along the lines of race, ethnicity, and place.

The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required; RSVP to museum@cdc.gov .

Driver’s license or passport required for entry. Vehicle inspection required. Space is limited to 20 people per tour.

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Performance

Excerpts from the play SNAPSHOTS by Patricia Henritze
David J. Sencer CDC Museum
1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30329
Thursday, August 25, 2011

Performances at 4:30 and 5:30
Refreshments and conversation from 4-6 PM

Join us for two special performances of SNAPSHOTS, a theater piece inspired by true stories compiled by Community Educator Kim Frndak, The Women’s Resources Center to End Domestic Violence. Held in conjunction with the exhibition Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art, the performances will take place in the David J. Sencer CDC Museum exhibition galleries, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday, August 25, 2011. Two performances with live music by Sue Wilkinson are scheduled, starting promptly at 4:30 and 5:30 pm. There will be refreshments and opportunities for conversation and tours of the exhibition, as well.

The stories were originally written as a teaching tool, the intent being to shed light into the worlds of some of the everyday, suffering, courageous, flawed, and extraordinary people living among us, and were adapted into a performance work by playwright Patricia Henritze. Collectively, the stories, the performances, and the exhibition are all asking the question, “How can I become part of the solution?”

The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are strongly encouraged; reply to museum@cdc.gov.

Driver’s license or passport required for entry. Vehicle inspection required. For further information, contact Louise Shaw at lshaw@cdc.gov.

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Special Exhibit Tours

Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art
David J. Sencer CDC Museum
1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30329
Wednesday, August 17 - 12:30-1:30 PM
Thursday, September 8 - 12:30-1:30 PM

Join Louise E. Shaw, Curator, David J. Sencer CDC Museum for a special conversation and tour.

On view in the David J. Sencer CDC Museum until September 9, 2011, Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women, and Art presents the work of 28 contemporary artists from 24 countries, including Yoko Ono (Japan), Louise Bourgeois (France), Wangechi Mutu (Kenya), Mona Hatoum (Palestine), and Hank Willis Thomas (USA). Their work addresses the issues of violence against women and girls around the world, and their basic human rights to a safe and secure life. The project combines cutting-edge art with important social messaging and storytelling to help create awareness, inspiration, and address systems for positive social change and action.

The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required; reply to global@cdc.gov.

Driver’s license or passport required for entry. Vehicle inspection required. Space is limited to 20 people per tour.

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Panel Discussion

Ending Violence Against Women and Girls: Where Global Meets Local
The Second in the Pathways to Prevention panel series

CDC Distance Learning Auditorium, Global Communications Center
1600 Clifton Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30329
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
3:00-4:30 pm

Violence against women is a vast and global epidemic with severe health and social consequences. It takes different forms, including intimate partner and sexual violence, human trafficking, and sexual exploitation -- all examples of human rights injustice. Sadly, the data is stark. Between 15% and 71% of women report physical or sexual violence by a husband or partner, according to the World Health Organization’s studies. In fact, many women have reported that their first sexual experience was not consensual (up to 40% in some countries). Similarly, the trafficking of women and girls for forced labor and sex is a widespread global problem that often affects the most vulnerable.

Join us as an expert panel explores the public health impact of these timely topics and furthers the discussion on prevention from global to local perspectives. Moderated by James Mercy, PhD, Acting Director, Division of Violence Prevention, the panel includes: Samira Sami, MPH ORISE Fellow, International Emergency and Refugee Health Branch, CDC; Atiqua Hashem, JD, Associate General Counsel, CARE; Alia El-Sawi, Victim Assistance Specialist, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, with multiple degrees in international affairs and French; and Aparna Bhattacharyya, BS in Criminal Justice, Executive Director, Raksha, Inc.

After the discussion, stay for a special tour of the current exhibit, Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women, and Art at the David J. Sencer CDC Museum (formerly the Global Health Odyssey Museum). The exhibit showcases the work of 28 contemporary artists from 24 countries, including Yoko Ono (Japan), Louise Bourgeois (France), Wangechi Mutu (Kenya), Mona Hatoum (Palestine), and Hank Willis Thomas (USA). Their work addresses the issues of violence against women and girls around the world, and their basic human rights to a safe and secure life. The project combines cutting-edge art with important social messaging and storytelling to help create awareness, inspiration, and address systems for positive social change and action. View the virtual tour of the exhibit: www.artworksforchange.org/otbp_virtual.htm.

For more information about this panel, contact Louise Shaw at 404.639.3657, lshaw@cdc.gov.

For non-CDC staff:

RSVP required by emailing museum@cdc.gov or call 404-639-0830 for more information.

Admission and parking are free. Driver’s license or passport and vehicle inspection are required for entry. Due to CDC security, non U.S. citizens must receive additional clearance. Please contact Louise Shaw (contact information above) by August 22, 2011 to ensure ease in entering.

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Panel Discussion

Pathways to Prevention: Ending Violence Against Women
CDC Distance Learning Auditorium, Global Communications Center
1600 Clifton Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30329
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Intimate partner and sexual violence are serious public health problems in the US and worldwide. But this type of violence is preventable. Join us as an expert panel explores the health impact of this timely topic and furthers the discussion on community prevention efforts at local, state, and national levels. Moderated by Linda C Degutis, DrPH, MSN, Director, National Center for Injury Prevention & Control, the panel includes: James A. Mercy, PhD, Acting Director, Division of Violence Prevention, NCIPC; Nicole Lesser, MSW, LCSW, Executive Director, Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Ulester Douglas, MSW, Associate Director, Men Stopping Violence; and Sarah Cook, PhD, Professor, Georgia State University.

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