From our sponsors at Illahee:
Health Care Talk w/ Wendell Potter: 2012 Illahee Lecture Series
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
7 p.m. | $20 | All Ages
Purchase Tickets at www.illahee.org
First Congregational Church
1126 Southwest Park Avenue Portland, OR 97205 | (503) 228-7219
Illahee will examine several paradigms or practices - Sacred Cows - that are resistant to criticism or change; systems that deliver poor results for long periods of time, but somehow retain powerful ties to our society. It's hard to argue democracy, jobs, education, health care, and national defense aren't worthy of their sacred cow status, but when it comes to action, there's a fundamental disagreement on their purpose.
Following a 20-year career as a corporate public relations executive, Wendell Potter left his position as head of communications for CIGNA, one of the nation’s largest health insurers, to help socially responsible organizations achieve their goals. His new book, Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans, is an expose on health insurers and a stark warning that corporate spin is distorting our democracy.
Upcoming Illahee Lecture Series Events:
April 18th: Wendell Potter, Health Care
May 9th: Illahee Panel Discussion, National Defense
May 16th: Andrew Bacevich, 2012 Kritikos Lecture in the Humanities, free to the public
Tickets and Information: http://www.illahee.org
A non-profit organization, Illahee provides participants with practical tools for understanding the nature of our home here in the Pacific Northwest through science-based, policy-relevant environmental inquiry. Our focus is environmental issues, but environment is so interconnected with society, economics and culture, that we have to reach beyond environment when we explore issues. While our core mission is inquiry, the result has been a better-informed public that feels a sense of community and direction.