Online Program

Mother caring for 7 billion

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 4:30 p.m. - 4:42 p.m.

Joyce Johnson, Producer, Filmmaking, Tiroir A Films Productions, Denver, CO
Mother: Caring for 7 Billion not only focuses on the impact of consumption and resource depletion, but it also shows that empowering women worldwide is a critical step to solve the environmental, social and humanitarian crises that stem from population growth. In the film we meet Beth – a loving mother, a child-rights activist and a member of a very large American family of 12. Galvanized by the inequity of her own impact and her concern for the world's children, Beth travels to Ethiopia wanting to learn firsthand from people who are making a difference. There she meets a young woman Zinet, living in extreme poverty, who, against all odds, found the courage to break free from thousand-year-old-cultural barriers by refusing to get married young and going to school.

Learning Areas:

Environmental health sciences
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Program planning
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Analyze the different reasons that population growth effects human health and well being. Describes how empowering and educating girls and women is an important step to solving poverty, improving well being and slowing population growth.

Keyword(s): Women, Environment

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the producer on this film Mother: Caring for 7 Billion.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.