In honor of UCSF Native American Heritage Month 2019 and in collaboration with the Native American Health Alliance, Association of Native American Medical Students & the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC).
Bad Sugar explores how the Tohono O'odham suffered a dramatic diet change when their water source was diverted to white farmers and large cities. Unable to water their own crops, the tribe became dependent on government food programs to avoid starvation. Sadly, this led to high rates of adult-onset diabetes in the community. Now, the Tohono O'odham tribe has regained their water rights and is returning to farming. Community groups are working to promote cultural renewal and new economic opportunities, hoping to improve diets and living conditions and beat diabetes.
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Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
513 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, California 94143