Please join us for this exciting event!
Income Inequity and the Community Response: Creating a Healthy and Productive Society
A video conference forum with Dr. Richard Wilkinson
9am-noon, December 14th
This 3 hour forum will explore the question of why more equal societies do better on a variety of measures: health, wellness and productivity. It is an opportunity to share knowledge and perspectives with Dr. Richard Wilkinson, one of the world’s leading experts on this topic. Dr. Richard Wilkinson’s work has shaped research on the social determinants of health for over thirty years. Recently, he co-authored the international best-seller The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better with Kate Pickett, a ground breaking book that has transformed our views on the interactions between income inequality and health.
The Forum will bring together people working on poverty reduction at the community level to provide updates from around BC on local initiatives to reduce income inequality and its impacts. An interactive discussion with participants will further our understanding of effective strategies to improve the societal response to income inequity. If your organization would like to present a brief (3-5 minutes) update on the poverty, homelessness, and income inequity work you’re doing in your community contact Nikki at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Room 1900, Fletcher Challenge Theatre
Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre, 515 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver
Interactive Video Conference Sites:
Prince George, Victoria, Surrey, Abbotsford, Vancouver-VGH
For more information and to register for all sites visit: www.phabc.org/inequity-forum
Please don’t delay in registering as Dr. Wilkinson is selling out other dates in Vancouver and across Canada.
If you’re interested in organizing a site in your community please email email@example.com and we’ll try and make sure you can join us!
Sponsored by the The BC Poverty Reduction Coalition, SFU Centre for Dialogue, Public Health Association of BC, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – BC Office, Carnegie Community Action Project, MASS LBP
We look forward to seeing you there.
The BC Poverty Reduction Coalition