Public Health: The Environment, Mental Health, and More

healthJuly 16, 2015 – Segment 2

We examine the topic of Public Health, through the lens of environmental factors, mental health, and healing in our communities. Our guest host is Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise WhiteheadAssistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, and the author of several books, including Letters to My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America and the award-winning Notes From A Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emile Frances Davis. Guests include: Dr. Martha Wharton, spiritual director and life coach; Dr. Marisela Gomez, physician, community activist and author of Race, Class, Power, and Organizing in East Baltimore: Rebuilding Abandoned Communities in America, which examines how economic development could be different if we took into consideration people, their health, and their communities; and Dr. Rita Turner, lecturer at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and author of Teaching for EcoJustice: Curriculum and Lessons for Secondary and College Classrooms and “The slow poisoning of Freddie Gray and the hidden violence against black communities.”