Trina Grillo, Bioethics Talk, & Save the Maldives Events Coming Up!

Trina Grillo Retreat Is Next Weekend

Screen shot 2013-03-15 at 2.02.32 PMHave entrepreneurial spirit and want to shout it out? Come to Trina Grillo next weekend. We’ll give you a voice and some partners who will inspire you.

Go here for more information. Register here (free).

Bioethics Grand Rounds: A Talk by UW Law Grad Rebecca Levine on April 8

Screen shot 2013-03-15 at 1.49.01 PMCome learn about  2012 UW Law Grad Rebecca Levine’s latest research on disability and health law. Her talk is titled: “From Congress and Courts to the Bench and Bedside: Promoting Dialogue between the Health Care and Disability Communities.”

Monday, April 8, 2013
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Health Sciences Building, K-069
Reception to follow

The relationship between the health care and disability communities is complex and is influenced by historical, social, and cultural factors. Patient-centered care and shared decision-making can help to reduce health care costs and improve health outcomes by helping to bridge the gap between patients with disabilities and medical providers and researchers. Ms. Levine provides an overview of key legislative and court developments that reflect the way patients with disabilities approach the health care system. By recognizing the law’s progressive spirit in the way that it embodies the social model of disability, providers and researchers can more effectively assist patients with disabilities in reaching their personal health goals.

Rebecca Levine is a judicial clerk in the Washington Court of Appeals. She earned her MPH in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University and her JD from the University of Washington School of Law. She has published articles on disability rights in the health care setting and on policies to reduce exposure to environmental toxins. 

Co-sponsored by the Department of Bioethics & Humanities and the Ethics Advisory Committee at the University of Washington Medical Center

A National Conversation on Democracy and Climate April 17 

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April 17th of this year, Bard CEP and The C2C Fellows Network are sponsoring A National Conversation on Democracy and Climate. The event is anchored in a nationwide screening, with accompanying webinar, of film The Island President. (Photo: The Island President.)

A review of this incredibly powerful film is here: it illustrates that the fight for climate justice is also a fight for democracy and human rights. And with billions of dollars of fossil fuel money now hijacking American politics, and blocking climate action, this is a conversation for all of us.

The film will be followed by a webinar with the Director, Jon Shenk, Executive Director of, May Boeve, and Thilmeeza Hussain, former UN Representative from the Maldives.

Over a hundred colleges and universities, faith organizations and community groups will hopefully be participating. Join this exciting event: Sign up to sponsor a screening, and to be part of this national conversation.