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March 13, 2000 Contact: Sharon Butler, (312) 355-2522, sbutler@uic.edu
  Suzanne Poirier, (312) 996-6738, spoirier@uic.edu

POVERTY AND COMPASSION: TOO MUCH OF ONE, TOO LITTLE OF THE OTHER

WHO/ WHAT:

"Poverty and Compassion: Too Much of One, Too Little of the Other and Why We Need to Take the Lead." Dr. Pedro Josť Greer, Jr., assistant dean of homeless education at the University of Miami and author of "Waking Up in America" will give the 18th annual Joseph S. Begando Lecture in Medical Humanities at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Greer is founder of Camillus Health Concern, a network of clinics for the homeless.

WHEN:

Wednesday, March 21 12:30-1:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Chicago Illini Union, 828 S. Wolcott Ave. Chicago Room B, 2nd Floor

DETAILS:

Greer, the son of Cuban immigrants, is an active and outspoken critic of our current system of health care and welfare reform. He has served as an adviser to both the Bush and Clinton administrations on heath care issues. In his book, "Waking Up in America," Greer chronicles the evolution of his clinic, Camillus Health Concern, from a one-room storefront operation into a network of clinics that treat over 10,000 poor and homeless men, women and children in Little Havana and South Miami Beach each year. The lecture is cosponsored by the Medical Humanities Program of the UIC department of medical education and the Hispanic Center of Excellence. An ASL interpreter will be present, and a reception will follow the lecture. The event is free and open to the public.

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