On Saturday, May 2, at 2 p.m. at the L.H. Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave., the Library and the Black Health Care Coalition screen two parts of the documentary series, Unnatural Causes. Boxed lunches will be provided between screenings of In Sickness and in Wealth and Place Matters.
The filmmakers crossed the country, investigating the stories and findings that are shaking up conventional notions about what makes people healthy or sick. The documentary also sheds light on mounting evidence of how lack of access to power and resources can get under the skin and disrupt human biology as surely as germs and viruses.
The Black Health Care Coalition, a non-profit organization since 1989, is comprised of lay individuals and health professionals. Its mission is to decrease the disparity of health status between the majority and minority communities through health advocacy, education, screenings, and promotion. Additionally, the BHCC is striving to build a cohesive health referral network while encouraging minority youth to become knowledgeable consumers of health care and pursue careers in the industry.
The event is co-sponsored by the Kansas City, Mo. Health Department and the Kansas City, Mo. Health Commission. Admission is free. Click here  or call 816.701.3407 to RSVP.