Ow, my zip code!

by / / Big Issues, Health & Well-being, Highlights, Lincoln Park

Can your zip code really be killing you? According to the latest St. Louis County health report (downloadable here), it’s not such a stretch:

“Projected Life Expectancy in Zip Code 55812 (Duluth) was the highest at 84.65 years. The lowest projected life expectancy was 73.44 years found in Zip Code Zone D, made up of Duluth Zip Codes 55802 and 55806. That is a difference of 11.2 years.”

How do these gaps happen? What can we do to help health in Lincoln Park catch up with Lakeside? Well, here’s a chance to start the discussion.

Moving from Table Talk to Action in collaboration with The Health and Wellness Action Table presents…

My Zip Code Is Killin’ Me!

An original theatrical production written by troupe members and directed by Simona Simkins. My Zip Code Is Killin’ Me! is an interactive theater experience that explores the intersection of health and race issues facing our community. Join us for an evening of empowerment as we move from talk to action in the struggle to end health disparities and build a stronger community. This performance encourages audience participation! There will be two performances

  • Friday, September 5, 7 pm in the lower level of the old Lincoln Park Elementary School, 2424 W. 5th St.
  • Friday, September 12, 7 pm at Harbor City International School, 332 W. Michigan St. downtown.
The mission of The Table is to promote racial equity in our community, provide resources for understanding and action, and facilitate dialogue and partnerships that result in fundamental and systemic changes toward racial justice.
Thanks to the Northland Foundation for their support of this project!

 

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