Global Health and the Arts Symposium

Event date: 
Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Foege Auditorium, Room S-060, (Foege Building South/Genome Sciences), 3720 15th Ave NE

This symposium is the grande finale for Global Health Career Week (April 15-20). Registration starts at noon.

Roundtable: Imagining Global Health and the Arts -- 1:00 pm
Cynthia Steele, Chair, UW Cinema Studies; Carlo Scandiuzzi, Executive Director, ACT Theatre; Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren, Associate Professor, UW. What are the possibilities of collaboration between art and global public health? A group of professors and artists consider the expanding horizons of the health-art interface.

Panel 1: pARTnerships -- 2:15 pm
Ellen Garvens, Chair, UW Photomedia; John Blalock, Artist-in-Residence, Seattle Children's Hospital; Deepa Rao, Assistant Professor, UW Global Health;Tom Furtwangler, Director of Communications, I-TECH. Panelists will share examples from the field involving partnerships in art and public health. Two photographers with a rich body of work explore themes of health and disability. A global health professor and communications director use film to educate health care providers about cultural differences in mental health. 

Panel 2: Art and Women’s Health -- 3:45 pm
Phil Borges, Photographer and Filmmaker; Sutapa Basu, Director, UW Women’s Center; Carrie Lanza, PhD Candidate, UW Social Work; Jacque Larrainzar, Policy Director, Seattle Office for Civil Rights. How can art be used to advance the public’s health, and in particular women’s health? Panelists share from their personal experiences and work: from music and women’s rights artivism, to theater and anti-sex trafficking mobilization, to photography and women’s empowerment.

Reception with refreshments - 5:00 pm. Featuring a live performance from Jacque Larrainzar.

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Any questions about the Global Health and the Arts Café and Symposium can be directed to Kevin Shaw at:

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