Join us for Gallery Exhibition and Reception with Professor Sarah Pinto. See a moving exhibition on India's free medicine scheme. Professional journalists in India and students from the Program for Narrative and Documentary Practice at the IGL worked closely with individuals affected by these medical policies to produce a truly gripping story.
Wonderland is about the past and the future, about dissolution and transition, about how historical narratives can be found in neglected places. Using the site of the old Wonderland Amusement Park (now a T station and the last stop on the blue line) as a jumping off point, students in the fall semester course of the Program for Narrative and Documentary Practice of the Institute for Global Leadership explore places many usually drive by but rarely stop to see.
India, with a population of over 1.2 billion, has no national scheme to provide health care for its citizens. In 2011, the state government of Rajasthan, India implemented Mukhyamantri Nishulk Dava Yojana (MNDY), the Chief Minister’s Free Medicines Initiative for its population of more than 70 million. Providing free medicines through designated drug distribution centers, such as government and teaching hospitals, the plan was considered a success for the Congress Party that controlled the state’s government at the time.
A collaborative effort of young, Kenyan photographers and students from the Program for Narrative and Documentary Practice to bring a human face to this issuewith a talk on “Pain Management as a Human Right” by Dr. Daniel Carr, Program Director, Pain, Research Education & Policy at the Tufts School of Medicine
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.