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    Dear Friends:

    This Friday, the City’s Department of Transportation, Traffic and Parking will be releasing the Smart Cycling Handbook at the Bike to Work Breakfast held at Devil’s Gear Bike Shop, 151 Orange Street. The breakfast will be held from 7:30am to 9:30am and copies of the Smart Cycling Handbook will be available for everyone who signs a Smart Cycling Pledge.

    Here’s what else is happening in New Haven:

    The Health Equity Alliance and Health Matters New Haven will be hosting a Lunch and Learn Series. The series, titled Unnatural Causes, explores racial and social inequalities in health. All showings are from 11:30 to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in Meeting Rooms 1 and 2 on the second floor of City Hall, 165 Church Street. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited and RSVPs are necessary. RSVP to Shanta L. Evans at shantavns@gmail.com or call (860) 869-8779. Dates are as follows:

    February 2: “In Sickness and Wealth”: Part 1

    How does the distribution of power, wealth and resources shape opportunities for health?

    February 9: “In Sickness and Wealth”: Part 2

    How does the distribution of power, wealth and resources shape opportunities for health? Location to be announced.

    February 16: “When the Bough Breaks”

    Can racism become embedded in the body affect birth outcomes?

    February 23: “Becoming American”

    Latino immigrants arrive healthy, so why don’t they stay that way?

    March 2: “Bad Sugar”

    What are the connections between diabetes, oppression, and empowerment in two Native American communities?

    March 9: “Place Matters”

    Why is your street address a strong predictor of your health?

    March 16: “Collateral Damage”

    How do Marshall Islanders pay for globalization and U.S. military policy with their health?

    March 23: “Not Just a Paycheck”

    Why do layoffs take such a huge toll in Michigan but cause hardly a ripple in Sweden?

    Health Matters

    Visioning a Healthier New Haven conference will be held on Thursday, January 27th from 8.30am till 2pm at the New Haven Lawn Club. For more info visit: www.healthmattersnh.org.

    Green Tip

    Want to save on your home energy bill? Sign up for a FREE energy assessment for your home through the Office of Sustainability. Average savings are $500 over two years. See http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/Sustainability/GHHI/Preview/ for more details.

    The following cultural events are taking place in the City this week:

    Jan. 19. Honey Dewdrops in Concert. Main Library. 6:30-7:30pm.

    Jan. 20. Dance in Dialogue. Artspace. $15/20 at door. 8pm. www.rachelbernsen.com

    Jan 21.Yale Philharmonia. Yale School of Music Woolsey Hall. 8pm. http://music.yale.edu/concerts

    Jan. 22. Yale Schola Cantorum: Music of the High Cathedral. Christ Church Episcopal. www.yale.edu/ism/events.

    Jan. 23. Edgewood Park Farmers Market. 10am-1pm. www.cityseed.org.

    I hope you have a happy and healthy week!

    Very truly yours,

    John DeStefano, Jr.


    Contact Name: Jessica Mayorga

    Contact Email: jmayorga@newhavenct.net


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