It is estimated that more than six billion people worldwide lack access to adequate pain relief. Opioid analgesics, including morphine, are considered essential medicines by the World Health Organization, yet 85 percent of the world’s population consumes just seven percent of the global annual use of pain medications. It is estimated that these low- and middle- income countries account for 70 percent of cancer deaths and 99 percent of HIV/AIDS deaths, two of the most common illnesses that result in intense, end-of-life pain.
Using the site of the old Wonderland Amusement Park as a jumping off point, the Program for Narrative and Documentary Practice sent its students out along Route 1A north of Boston, and then winding back to Tufts, to explore the places many usually drive by but rarely stop to see.
Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 14, 7:00pm, Slater Concourse Gallery
Exhibition: October 14-30, 2015, Slater Concourse Gallery, Aidekman Arts Center
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A beautiful, vibrant memoir about growing up motherless in 1970s and ’80s San Francisco with an openly gay father.
After his wife dies in a car accident in 1973, bisexual writer and activist Steve Abbott moves with his two-year-old daughter to San Francisco. There they discover a city bustling with gay men in search of liberation—few of whom are raising a child.
Economic inequality – the gap between the rich and everyone else – is growing worldwide. Many argue that this gap also gives rise to inequity – a powerful disparity in fairness, equal opportunity and social justice. In the fall of 2013, the Program for Narrative and Docu- mentary Practice introductory class was given a six-week assignment to tell a story about this issue locally. This exhibition is the result of their work. The mass media inundates us with economic information on unemployment rates, fiscal policies, and political impasse.
In May 2012, the students from the Program for Narrative and Documentary Practice traveled to Burma to explore daily life in the country’s biggest city, Yangon, as the culminating workshop of the yearlong course.