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Series to Explore the Aftermath of Natural Disasters March 1-3

Natural disasters, similar to the catastrophic earthquake that struck Haiti in mid-January, have affected civilizations for centuries. Join the University of Maryland School of Law chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, the Maryland Environmental Law Society, and other UMB organizations for the “(Un)Natural Disasters” series featuring panel discussions, film screenings, and more from March 1-3.

Natural disasters have a long tradition of wreaking havoc on communities. On March 1, join us for a panel discussion at 5 p.m. about the “Historical Perspective,” which will explore preexisting structural inequalities and historical oppression before natural disasters occur. The discussion will be held in Ballroom 210B of the Southern Management Corporation (SMC) Campus Center, followed by a light reception.

Panelists include:
Dr. Emilie Calvello
Senior Emergency Medicine Resident, Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine

Doug Colbert
Jacob A France Research Professor of Law, University of Maryland School of Law

Ginni Cook, BSN, MSN, RN
Co-Chair, Nurses for Global Health, University of Maryland School of Nursing

Anne Marie Harkins, JD
Law and Policy Analyst, University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security

Bill Price
Environmental Justice Organizer, The Sierra Club

Dr. Marcus F. Sciadini
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics, University of Maryland Medical Center

On March 2, join us at 4 p.m. in Ballroom 208A of the SMC Campus Center for a screening of the film, "Toxic Soup," a documentary that examines the detrimental effects of environmental toxins, followed by a showing of "Assignment Appalachia: Journey to the Center of the Coal Fields," a student-produced documentary about Assignment: Appalachia. Light refreshments will be provided.

To conclude the series, join us on March 3 at 5 p.m. in Ballroom 208A of the SMC Campus Center for the discussion, "Responses to Disaster," which will provide the opportunity to hear professionals and students share their firsthand experiences with post-disaster efforts. Dinner will be provided.

Panelists include:
Anne Deady ’08, JD
Co-Founder, Maryland Law Katrina Project, University of Maryland School of Law

Hannaleah Lyon
Founder, Assignment Appalachia

Delphine Robotham, MD
Pediatrician, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

Brigid Ryan ’08, JD
Co-Founder, Maryland Law Katrina Project, University of Maryland School of Law

This event series is also presented by the University of Maryland School of Nursing Nurses for Global Health, Physicians for Human Rights, Assignment Appalachia, Student Physicians for Social Responsibility, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore University Student Government Association.

For more information, email Nikola Nable-Juris.


Posted by Carrie Oleynik

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