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Mar 31 2020

CANCELED: “COOKED” Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Sponsored by the UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Institute on Race and Public Policy, Office of Community Engagement and Neighborhood Health Partnerships & Rush University Medical Center

March 31, 2020

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Canceled: film title Cooked Survival by zip code with a map of the city of Chicago in the background

Event Update!

Unfortunately the screening event has been canceled out of an abundance of caution and concern for the health of our community. We hope to reschedule for a later date. To stay in the loop on this event and more, subscribe to CCTS News.


Join us as we reflect on the events of the deadly 1995 Chicago heat wave, the lessons learned, and the ongoing efforts to address health inequities.

Panelists and audience members will have an opportunity to discuss how the social determinants of health – our local contexts where we live, grow, work, and play – impacted the intensity and aftermath of the heat wave, and how our communities can address health inequities in Chicago moving forward.

Film Synopsis

COOKED: Survival by Zip Code is Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Judith Helfand's searing investigation into the politics of “disaster” – by way of the deadly 1995 Chicago heat wave, in which 739 residents perished (mostly Black and living in the city’s poorest neighborhoods).

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Sandra Morales-Mirque

Date posted

Feb 26, 2020

Date updated

Mar 11, 2020


Moderator: Dr. Amanda E. Lewis | Professor of African American Studies & Sociology | University of Illinois at Chicago

Dr. Lewis's research focuses on how race shapes educational opportunities and how our ideas about race get negotiated in everyday life.

Dr. David Ansell | Senior Vice President for Community Health Equity & Associate Provost for Community Affairs | Rush University Medical Center

Dr. Ansell's research and advocacy has been focused on eliminating health inequities. He has published a memoir, "County: Life, Death and Politics at Chicago’s Public Hospital" (2011) and book, "The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills" (2017).

Dr. Linda Rae Murray | Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Public Health | University of Illinois at Chicago

Dr. Murray has been a voice for social justice and health care as a basic human right for over forty years. She remains passionate about increasing the number of Black and Latino health professionals.

Mr. Orrin Williams | Food Systems Coordinator | University of Illinois at Chicago

Orrin Williams is the food systems coordinator for Chicago Partnerships for Health Promotion within UI Health's Office of Community Engagement and Neighborhood Health Partnerships (OCEAN-HP).