Educational Opportunity: Dr. Eric Walsh Discusses Health Effects of High Density Development on Children

Dr. Eric Walsh will address the intersection of high-density development with children's health at a free forum on Friday. (Flyer courtesy of the Urban Issues Forum)

This Friday morning, the California African American Museum (CAAM) will play host to a free breakfast talk by Eric Walsh, MD, MPH, on the Adverse Health Effects on Children of High-Density Development in Urban Transportation Corridors. Walsh is Director of Public Health/Health Officer for the City of Pasadena Public Health Department.

The talk is part of the Urban Issues Breakfast Forum of Greater Los Angeles, a monthly forum touching on urban social, economic, and political issues. Founded in 1999 by African-American journalists Anthony Asadullah Samad and Bob Farrell, the forum has served as a platform from which to involve minority communities in time-sensitive issues or educate the community on breaking news and other matters that impact their lives.

The forums are open to the public and held on a monthly basis (generally, the fourth Fridays). Participants can come early to eat and mingle (from 7:30 to 8:00) before the program begins at 8:15 a.m. The event ends promptly at 9:30 a.m.

According to their website, the Urban Issues Forum also works to promote civil engagement through higher education by offering annual scholarships to “students interested social advocacy, journalism, or public service through such community based organizations as 100 Black Men of Los Angeles, Black Journalists Association of Southern California, and the Los Angeles 10th District Women’s Steering Committee.”

The breakfast and the event are free, but parking is $10 at the lot at 39th and Figueroa Streets. The California African American Museum is located at 600 State Drive. The event coordinator asks that you RSVP at Urbanissuesforum@aol.com or call 323-789-6224.