UW exhibit, lectures illustrate ills of slum in India
A photo exhibit and lecture series about the slums of Janta Colony, in Chandigarh, India, is open at the University of Washington through June 22, 2012.
'On the Case'
A photo exhibit and lecture series about the slums of Janta Colony, in Chandigarh, India, is open at the University of Washington through June 22.
"On the Case" by Canadian photojournalist Marilyn Smith details the efforts of Developing Indigenous Resources (DIR), a California-based nongovernmental organization, to improve the health of the nearly 14,000 people living in the colony.
The speaker series continues at 6-8 p.m. Wednesday with Dr. Richard Grady, a Seattle Children's Hospital urologist, who will talk about his annual trips to India to perform surgeries and train local doctors. The final lecture is 6-8 p.m. June 21, by DIR founder Dr. Frederick Shaw. Also that evening, audience members can take part in a cooking class like those DIR gives in Janta Colony, and learn to make a nutritious meal for just 2 rupees (50 cents) per person.
The exhibit and lectures are in the UW School of Social Work, second floor, 4101 15th Ave., Seattle, across from Henry Art Gallery. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Info: http://dir-help.org.
Seattle Times staff