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Bending the Arc: Film Screening & Discussion

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Gaulton Auditorium, Biomedical Research Building (BRB)

421 Curie Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Join the Center for Global Health for a screening of Bending the Arc:

A powerful documentary about the extraordinary team of doctors and activists - including Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, and Ophelia Dahl, cofounders of Partners in Health- whose work thirty years ago to save lives in a rural Haitian village grew into a global battle in the halls of power for the right to health for all. Epic, yet intimate, the film is a compelling argument for the power of collective and personal vision and will to turn the tide of history.

Click here to watch the trailer!

Following the film, Jon Shaffer, co-founder of PIH Engage, will lead a discussion about advancing justice in health through system building and social movements.

Jon Shaffer is a Ph.D. student in sociology at Boston University where his research interests exist at the intersection of global health, human rights, science and technology studies, and social movements. Previously, Jon helped launched a community organizing platform with Partners In Health called PIH Engage (engage.pih.org), which has supported more than 100 teams of volunteer community organizers, thousands of new grassroots supporters, raised nearly one million dollars, and developed new capacity to advocate for policies that advance the human right to health. Before that, he worked to develop, launch, and lead GlobeMed (www.globemed.org) which has engaged thousands of university students in the global health equity movement. When not organizing or reading, Jon loves going for runs, playing KanJam, and learning to strum the guitar.

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*Refreshments will follow the event*

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