Santa Monica College
Public Policy Institute
4th Annual Spring Symposium
May 11-14, 2015
View all events on the flyer here.
MON 5.11 | 7pm
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: STATE OF THE COUNTY
The Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center 1310 11th St., Santa Monica | Free Parking
The state of public and mental health in Los Angeles County will be presented by The Honorable Sheila Kuehl, Supervisor (3rd District). An audience back-and-forth will follow.
Moderator: Dr. Richard Tahvildaran-Jesswein, SMC Public Policy Institute Co-Director
TUES 5.12 | 11:15am
FILM AND ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: SEX IN COLLEGE
SMC Main Campus HSS 165| Lot #6 (Pico Blvd. & 14th St.) | Parking: $10
Join us for the screening of an SMC student film on sexual assault, and a discussion–-led by panelists from the Rape Treatment Center, SMC "Consent Month," and Planned Parenthood LA--on new laws, new ways of communicating, and age-old advice for healthy relationships.
LaShonda Coleman, Director of College Programs, the Rape Treatment Center, Santa Monica/UCLA
Caitlin Corker, Associated Students Vice President, “Consent Month” organizer
Daniel Kolko, SMC Student Trustee, “Consent Month” organizer
Nicole Ressa, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles
Moderator: Shari Davis,SMC Public Policy Institute Co-Director
WED 5.13 | 5pm
CAN MAINSTREAM ENTERTAINMENT AFFECT PUBLIC POLICY?
Aero Theater 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica
The SMC Public Policy Institute presents Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, the compelling documentary of the music legend’s unprecedented tour across America after receiving the devastating Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Post-screening discussion with producer Trevor Albert addresses leveraging the medium of film as a stimulus for how public policy and entertainment co-exist and can provoke activism.
Susan Disney Lord, Executive Producer of Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me
Moderator: Salvador Carrasco, Film Director and SMC Head of Film Production
THU 5.14 | 11:15am
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: EXPLORING BIG PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES & PERSONAL CHOICES
SMC Main Campus HSS 165| Lot #6 (Pico Blvd. & 14th St.) Parking: $10
Explore the many ways public policy and personal choices shape public health. Topics will include prevention of gun violence, immunizations, wellbeing, public health preparedness, disease prevention, and access to health care. The next step depends on making choices.
Moderator: Julie Rusk, Wellbeing Project, City of Santa Monica
Suzanne Verge, Los Angeles Brady Campaign Chapter President, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
Debra A. Farmer, President and CEO, Westside Family Health Center
Wendy Lazarus, Founder and Co-President, The Children’s Partnership
Dr. Sion Roy, Cardiologist, UCLA-Harbor Medical Center, SMC Public Policy Professor
THU 5.14 | 6:30pm
PROPELLING PUBLIC AWARENESS TO ADVOCATE FOR CHANGE, FEATURING CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED FILM STILL ALICE
The Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center 1310 11th St., Santa Monica | Free Parking Examine early-onset Alzheimer’s disease and find out how advocates are fighting for a cure at this special screening of the film Still Alice—starring Julianne Moore in her Oscar® winning role and based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Neuroscientist Lisa Genova. Immediately following the film, join us for a riveting roundtable with special guests including Senator Ben Allen and moderated by the film’s co-producer and Alzheimer's advocate Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns. The panel will discuss how public policy and the entertainment industry together can foster policy change.
Barbra McLendon, Director, Public Policy, Alzheimer’s Association California Southland Chapter
Freddi Segal-Gidan, Assistant Clinical Professor, USC; Neurology, Family Medicine & Gerontology Director, Rancho/USC California Alzheimer’s Disease Center (CADC)
Missed the panel discussion? Check out the broadcast below.
The Santa Monica College Public Policy Institute provides nonpartisan community programs exploring key economic, social, and political issues. The Institute—which presents informative discussions on the policy issues that affect our daily lives—proudly offers an Associate in Arts degree and a Certificate of Achievement in Public Policy. Students can choose to specialize in one of five policy areas: Arts and cultural affairs, education, environment and sustainability, public health, and urban/socioeconomic affairs.
SMC Public Policy Co-Directors: Dr. Richard Tahvildaran-Jesswein & Shari Davis