“We are living in a time when people are climbing out of poverty in greater numbers and at a faster rate than at any other time in human history, bar none. And despite how much more there remains to do,” says David DeFerranti, “progress in health, education, etc. is actually stunningly rapid.”Read More
From Students to Citizens:
We will be showing four short documentary films about our communities. They were created this year by area high school students to examine and address some of the urgent issues of our time. Some of the film makers will be on hand to discuss their projects.
Mark Bittman, whose “Minimalist” column ran in the Dining section of the New York Times for more than 13 years, is an Opinion columnist as well as the lead food writer for The Magazine.Bittman has been urging Americans to change the way we eat for 30 years.Read More
Mark J. Plotkin, Ph.D. Ethnobotanist, Author and President of the Amazon Coservation Team. Profile writers compare Mark Plotkin to Indiana Jones and some colleagues call him the Carl Sagan of the rain forest.Read More
Why reform healthcare? What reforms were passed? How will it help me? To help us better answer these questions, The Salisbury Forum in collaboration with the Foundation for Community Health is excited to announce that Karen Davis, President and CEO of The Commonwealth Fund will be speaking on Friday, May 13th at 7:30 in the Katherine M. Elfers Hall, in the Esther Eastman Music Center at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT.Read More
Dr. Daniel Callahan, co-founder of The Hastings Institute and a leader in the field of bioethics research for over 40 years, spoke on “Ethical Issues in Universal Healthcare: Are Medical Progress and Equal Access Compatible?”, at Hotchkiss School’s Walker Auditorium. This event was co-sponsored by Sharon Hospital.Read More
At The Hotchkiss School’s Walker Auditorium: Dr. Deborah Richter, a family practitioner from Cambridge, Vermont, author, and Health Care Reform Activist in Montpelier, Vermont discussed “Healthcare for all Americans.” Dr. Richter has played a leading role in getting a comprehensive universal healthcare bill passed in the Vermont legislature.Read More