Public health sciences co-presents mini film fest for NEA Big Read

The Department of Public Health Sciences is co-hosting a series of film fests for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read: Wichita alongside the Wichita Public Library and Tallgrass Film Association. The next event is a screening of “The Notebook” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16 in the Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd St. N.

Food and popcorn sponsors are the Central Plains Area Agency on Aging and the Regent Park Rehabilitation and Healthcare. After the screening, join a discussion of the film at The Monarch at 579 W. Douglas Ave. with guest moderator Damon Young from the Kansas Leadership Center. Food and beverage discounts are offered with a ticket stub.

Each week will feature a new film that, like “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” by Roz Chast, the book chosen for this year’s NEA Big Read: Wichita, explores caregiving and the universal challenges experienced as one cares for someone with a chronic illness, injury, medical trauma or nearing end of life.