[imc-rochester] Did anyone videotape Paul Farmer? Rochester: Wed
Oct 6@ 7pm; Thurs Oct 7@4:30pm; Sat Oct. 9 @1:45pm
cmcc at lightlink.com
Thu Oct 7 20:27:29 PDT 2004
I had intended to drive the 2 hrs+ to Rochester and back to hear Paul
Farmer. Unfortunately, I caught a bad cold.
If his talk(s) in Rochester were video taped, I'd like a copy to
review and perhaps show at my church (Unitarian Church of Ithaca).
Did he speak about his experiences in Haiti about the time of the coup?
I heard an interview with him on the BBC World Service that was quite
>anyone interested in collaborating to cover/interview Paul Farmer?
>> Paul Farmer, MD to Speak at U. of R.
>> Dr. Paul Farmer, a leading figure in the worldwide fight against HIV/AIDS
>> tuberculosis, will visit Rochester in October to give the 2004 Lewis Henry
>> Lectures, "Swords of Sorrow." The lectures are sponsored by the Department
>> Anthropology at the University of Rochester.
>> The first of three public events with Farmer will be held at 7 p.m.
>> Wednesday, Oct. 6, in
>> Hubbell Auditorium of Hutchison Hall on the University's River Campus.
>> Farmer will
>> lecture on "Structural Violence and Human Rights." The lecture is free and
>> open to the
>> Anthony Carter, professor of anthropology and editor of the Morgan
>> Lectures, observes
>> that Farmer is among the most outspoken anthropologists trying to
>> understand and
>> correct structures of power that cause large numbers of people to be at
>> increased risk of
>> falling ill and far less likely to receive timely and effective treatment.
>> He challenges
>> health care providers and others to make a "preferential option for the
>> poor," says Carter.
>> Farmer has worked in infectious-disease control in the Americas for more
>> than two
>> decades. He spends most of the year treating children and adults at a free
>> clinic in rural
>> Haiti operated by Partners In Health, an international charity
>> organization he and others
>> founded in 1987. He also travels extensively to collaborate on public
>> health and global
>> health equity issues.
>> The Morgan Lectures will continue on Thursday, Oct. 7, with Farmer joining
>> workers and health care consumers in a panel discussion on health and
>> health care
>> disparities in Rochester, titled "Witnessing Health Care." The session
>> begins at 4:30 p.m.
>> in Hoyt Hall on the River Campus. It is also free and open to the public.
>> A final appearance is planned for Meliora Weekend at the University of
>> Rochester at
>> 1:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, in Hubbell Auditorium on the River Campus;
>> this talk is free
>> and open to the public. Farmer will speak on "Making Medicine Matter:
>> Health and Human Rights."
>> The recent book by Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Kidder, Mountains Beyond
>> (Random House, 2003), details Farmer's life, motivations, and relentless
>> effort to battle
>> what he calls "the pathologies of power."
>> With his colleagues at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and in
>> the Program
>> in Infectious Disease and Social Change at Harvard Medical School, Farmer
>> pioneered novel, community-based treatment strategies for infectious
>> diseases in areas
>> with far less than basic resources. They have been credited with
>> successfully challenging
>> policy makers and critics who claim that quality health care is impossible
>> to deliver in
>> countries with large numbers of people living in poverty.
>> Farmer began his lifelong commitment to Haiti when still a student, in
>> with villagers in Haiti's Central Plateau. The following year he began
>> medical school at
>> Harvard University, and two years later helped found Zanmi Lasante (Creole
>> for Partners
>> In Health). With colleagues in Haiti and Peru, Farmer helped lead the
>> response to multiple drug-resistant tuberculosis, later found to be
>> endemic in the former
>> Soviet Union. His team established pilot treatment programs and organized
> > effective
>> delivery systems for medications.
>> Farmer received his bachelor's degree in 1982 from Duke University, and
>> his medical
>> degree and doctorate in anthropology in 1990 from Harvard. He is the
>> author or coauthor
>> of more than 100 scholarly publications, including Pathologies of Power
>> Infections and Inequalities (1998); and AIDS and Accusation: Haiti and the
>> of Blame (1992), all published by University of California Press. He has
>> received the
>> Heinz Award for the Human Condition, and the John D. and Catherine T.
>> Foundation "genius award" in recognition of his work.
>> The Morgan Lectures honor the memory of Lewis Henry Morgan, the
>> distinguished 19thcentury
>> anthropologist and University of Rochester benefactor, and has been
>> annually since 1963. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious lecture
>> series in
>> anthropology in North America.
>> For more information on this year's series, "Swords of Sorrow: On
>> Violence and Modernity," contact the Department of Anthropology at (585)
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