Healthcare in the United States: Money, Morality & Mandates

The following are a list of special events held in conjunction with this years Peace Symposium

Monday, October 13, 2014

  • Special Preview Event: "Aging in America" Exhibit Opening Reception, 6 PM. Hosted by the Harcum Art Gallery, Wilmington College
  • No tickets or reservations required. The Harcum Art Gallery is located in the Boyd Cultural Arts Center.

Tuseday, October 14, 2014

10:15 AM - Ed Kashi, "Denied: The Health Care Crisis in America"

Drawing on his work for the documentary film of the same title, Kashi will explore the reality behind America's dysfunctional healthcare system and what it means when access to care is denied.  Kashi is a photojournalist dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times.  Check out 12 Things You Should Know About America's Uninsured.


Lunch Roundtables

A series of roundtable discussions moderated by community members from a variety of different organizations will allow time and space for small informal discussions of a variety of healthcare-related issues.  More details on topics and locations will be available in the fall.

1:30 PM - Julie Winokur, "Aging In America: The Years Ahead" Film Showing and Q&A

This film is a journey across the topography of aging in search of what it means to have a "good old age."  The film is the result of seven years of fieldwork by Julie Winokur, a writer and dcoumentary film producer whose work uses the power of visual media to catalyze positive social change.  Check out 10 Things You Should Know About Aging in America.

3:30 PM - Dr. Mark Pauly, "The Rightful Amounts of Health Care in America: Will Health Reform Help?"

As the Bendheim Professor of Healthcare Management at Wharton, Dr. Pauly says, "Almost everyone, from the extreme right over to the left, agrees that there is a right to health care but they differ on how much is rightful.  The current design of helath reform makes a reasonable qualitative stab at improving matters, though we still have an enormous information deficit in knowing where to set the policy dials.  I hope to help individuals substitute thought for outrage, and help them pinpoint what are the key facts and values that need to be established to move ahead in a majoritarian democracy."

7:30 PM - "Is Health Care a Human Right?"

Health care has become an often polarizing and partisan issue in which many facts and important points have not been heard above the din of politics.  Our panel discussion will feature persons knowledgeable on the topic and representing several viewpoints.

Download the full brochure

Meals: Lunch and dinner are available in The Underground, located in the lower level of Pyle Student Center (prices will vary), or in the College dining hall, located in the top of Pyle Center, for approximately $8 per meal.  For those who would like to dine off-campus, Wilmington area restaurant guides will be available in the lobby of Boyd Cultural Arts Center, courtsey of the Clinton County Convention and Visitors' Bureau.

Books: Related books, DVDs, and other items will be available for purchase in the Boyd Cultural Arts Center from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and from 7 p.m. unitl 9:30 p.m., as well as at the Peace Resource Center (51 College Street) from 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  All proceeds from the sale of these items go to support the work of the Peace Resource Center.

Directions to campus, campus map, and parking information

Previous speakers and topics