Hollywood, Health & Society held a special lunch with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his wife at the home of Lyn and Norman Lear to discuss how the entertainment industry can help support the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Imagine ending poverty, tackling climate change and reducing global inequality. HH&S proposes to draw on its many partnerships with the entertainment industry and leverage our position within a great research university to spur fulfillment of the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
"Madam Secretary," "black-ish" and "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" were among the winners at the 17th annual Sentinel Awards ceremony, a glittering evening that celebrated exemplary TV storylines covering health and climate change topics and featured a special appearance by Norman Lear.
The Winter 2016 Real to Reel newsletter spotlights stories about border-born babies and the economic struggle of older Americans to survive. Also featured: a former astronaut faces his own mortality; Barbra Streisand on women and heart disease; and the clash of generations in Miami’s gay community.
Hollywood, Health & Society presents topical movies and documentaries that are provocative and compelling—from global warming and its impact on U.S. national security to Earth’s rapidly vanishing glaciers. The screenings, held in locations such as the Directors Guild Theater, the Writers Guild Theater and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Linwood Dunn Theater, are followed by panels and informative Q&As with the filmmakers.
THE BIG PICTURE
The biggest story of our time requires accurate, in-depth and up-to-date information from the best experts in their fields, and Hollywood, Health & Society's list is extensive. Not only does it include some of the top scientists and researchers in education, government and health care, but also environmentalists and activists—many working on the front lines in at-risk communities—who are planning a more sustainable future.
The Fall 2015 Real to Reel newsletter spotlights stories about poverty and its impact on health, Exxon's own revealing climate research, baby boomers remaking retirement, children born with HIV, and Texas women ending pregnancies on their own.
The message to take away from "Racing Extinction," the new film from Oscar-winning director Louis Psihoyos ("The Cove"), is this: If climate change goes unchecked, humanity won’t go out with a bang but more likely with a whimper.
Hollywood, Health & Society’s 15th annual Sentinel Awards had it all, including top names from the entertainment industry, a NASA astronaut who wowed the audience when she recounted her childhood dream to one day follow in the footsteps of Neil Armstrong, and moving tributes to the spirit of two young boys who have touched many hearts—one a fictional TV character and the other whose real life flashed brightly and ever so briefly.
What do you get when you mix TV legend Norman Lear with climate change experts and some of the funniest comedy writers around, and put them all in front of a packed house?