Santa Monica College PUBLIC POLICY INSTITUTE
4th Annual Spring Symposium
May 11–14, 2015
STOP, LOOK, LISTEN: COMMUNITY ADVOCACY FOR PUBLIC HEALTH
The SMC Public Policy Institute’s 4th Annual Spring Symposium will wrestle with pressing challenges to health, the safety of youth, and the wellbeing of relationships, families, and communities. Come hear health experts and activists with a fierce commitment to advocacy and public policy make their case and guide discourse.
MON 5.11 | 7 pm KEYNOTE ADDRESS: STATE OF THE COUNTYThe state of public and mental health in Los Angeles County will be presented by The Honorable Sheila Kuehl, Supervisor (3rd District). An audience back-and-forth will follow
The Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center (1310 11th St., Santa Monica) | Free Parking
TUE 5.12 | 11:15 am FILM & ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: SEX IN COLLEGE
Join us for the screening of an SMC student film on sexual assault, and a discussion—led by panelists from the Rape Treatment Center, SMC “Consent Month,” and Planned Parenthood LA—on new laws, new ways of communicating, and age-old advice for healthy relationships.
SMC Main Campus HSS 165 | Parking $10 in Lot #6 (Pico Blvd. & 14th St.)
WED 5.13 | 5 pm CAN MAINSTREAM ENTERTAINMENT AFFECT PUBLIC POLICY?
The SMC Public Policy Institute presents Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me
, the compelling documentary of the music legend’s unprecedented tour across America after receiving the devastating Alzheimer's diagnosis. Post-screening discussion with producer Trevor Albert addresses leveraging the medium of film as a stimulus for how public policy and entertainment co-exist and can provoke activism.
Aero Theater (1328 Montana Ave. Santa Monica)
THU 5.14 | 11:15 am DISCUSSION: EXPLORING BIG PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES & PERSONAL CHOICES
Explore the many ways public policy and personal choices shape public health. Topics will include prevention of gun violence, immunizations, wellbeing, public health preparedness, disease prevention, and access to health care. The next step depends on making choices.
SMC Main Campus HSS 165 | Parking: $10 in Lot #6 (Pico Blvd. & 14th St.)
THU 5.14 | 6:30 pm PROPELLING PUBLIC AWARENESS TO ADVOCATE FOR CHANGE, FEATURING CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED FILM STILL ALICE
Examine early-onset Alzheimer’s disease and find out how advocates are fighting for a cure at this special screening of the film Still Alice – starring Julianne Moore in her Oscar® winning role and based on the New York Times bestselling novel by neuroscientist Lisa Genova. Immediately following the film, join us for a riveting roundtable with special guests including Senator Ben Allen and moderated by the film’s co-producer and Alzheimer’s advocate Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns. The panel will discuss how public policy and the entertainment industry together can foster policy change. The Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center (1310 11th St., Santa Monica)
| Free Parking
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