september, 2016

thu15sep5:30 pm7:00 pmHistory in the News: Safe at School? Schoolchildren's Public Health in OregonDiscuss the public health of schoolchildren in Oregon with a roundtable panel of experts 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Willamette Heritage Center


Event Details

Is there lead in your child’s drinking fountain at school?  Has the child sitting next to yours been vaccinated?  Do students have access to healthy, affordable school meals?  Recent movements around the health of schoolchildren have a long history in Oregon, from efforts to combat tuberculosis in Native American boarding schools to campaigns to provide uncontaminated food and milk to schoolchildren, to debates over vaccination extending back to the 1900s.  This roundtable discussion explores the relative responsibilities of parents, school districts, medical professionals and state agencies for the safety of schoolchildren, and how those responsibilities have evolved.

Admission is FREE and open to the public. Food and drink will be available from Taproot Lounge & Cafe.

History in the News is made possible by a grant from Oregon Humanities, is sponsored in part by KMUZ Community Radio, and is presented in partnership with Salem City Club and the Statesman Journal.


(Thursday) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Willamette Heritage Center