Sold Out | Tenement Talk: Life and Death on the LES

When: Monday, October 15, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

In 1918 the Spanish Flu pandemic killed an estimated 50 million people world-wide. One-hundred years later, we look back on its impact on the world, city, and the Lower East Side. In considering the flu’s legacy, we’ll also explore how this disease changed approaches to public health and how today’s immigrant communities get access to the health care resources that they need.

This program is free, and seating is available first-come, first-served. Doors open at 6 p.m. Please let us know you’re planning on coming via RSVP. Members at the Contributor level and above are able to reserve seats. If you are a member and would like to reserve seats, or are interested in membership, contact us at or by phone at 646-518-3007.

Participants include:

Laura Spinney, science journalist and author of Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World
David Favaloro, Curatorial Director at the Tenement Museum
Max Hadler, Senior Manager of Health Policy at the New York Immigration Coalition
Don Olson, Senior Epidemiologist, NYC Department of Health
This program is co-sponsored with Henry Street Settlement

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