Creating Culture, Making Change: The Role of Entertainment in Global Health

On Tuesday, March 28th at
4:30 p.m. on the Medical Campus, BU School of Public Health presents a discussion on the intersection of entertainment and health with “Creating Culture, Making Change: The Role of Entertainment in Global Health.”

Health is produced by the cultural, social, and economic forces around us. As a key driver of culture, the entertainment industry can play a surprising and imperative role in creating healthy populations by educating audiences and shifting cultural norms and understanding. Boston University School of Public Health is dedicating March as “Narrative Month” and is highlighting stories that have shaped health in media, entertainment, art, and culture. On March 28, we are excited to bring together cultural influencers who have shaped how we think and feel about health.

Joining SPH for a panel discussion will be Georgia Arnold, Joel Christian Gill, chair of foundations at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, and filmmaker Alex Horwitz.

Joel Christian Gill (CFA’ 04) is the author and illustrator of two renowned graphic novels, “Strange Fruit: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History” and “Tales of the Talented Tenth.” He uses his artistic talent and skill for public speaking to talk about Black History and Black History Month. By using #28daysarenotenough, Gill emphasizes the fact that all America history is connected, not separated by color.

To register and learn more about the event, click here. If you’re not able to attend, the event will be live-streamed and video will be available afterwards.


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