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Hardin Library Film Series: Raising of America

This page provides detailed information for films screened at the Hardin Library's film screening series.

Registration Information

Date: Thursday, November 5th

Time: 6-8pm

Location: Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

Join us at the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences for a screening and moderated discussion of Raising of America. Snacks and refreshments will be provided for participants. 

In order to get an idea of how many participants to prepare for, we ask you to RSVP for this event online here

About the film:

The Raising of America will reframe the way we look at early child health and development. This ambitious documentary series and multimedia initiative by the producers of UNNATURAL CAUSES: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? explores how a strong start for all our kids leads not only to better individual life course outcomes (learning, earning and physical and mental health) but also to a healthier, safer, better educated and more prosperous and equitable America.

Discussion Panelists

Dr. Oral Resmiye
Resmiye Oral, MD
Director, Child Protection Program
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics - General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, UIHC

Research interests include: 

  • National Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention program development in developing countries (Turkey, Portugal, Pakistan, Greece)
  • Policies on hospital management of drug endangered children
  • Perinatal illicit drug screening protocols at birthing hospitals
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences and trauma informed care
  • Parenting classes and their impact on child abuse prevention
​Renita Schmidt, PhD
Associate Professor
Teaching and Learning, College of Education

Teaching and research interests include:

  • Children's literature
  • Teacher education
  • Reading and language arts methods for elementary teachers
  • Literacy methods and materials
​Christine M. Catney, PharmD, MA
Clinical Assistant Professor
Applied Clinical Science, College of Pharmacy

Teaching and research interests include:

  • Service-learning and community engagement
  • Culturally responsive care
  • Health disparities
  • Pharmacy residency education

Trailer for the Raising of America

The Raising of America Series - TRAILER (11min) from California Newsreel on Vimeo.

Visit the website at for more information.

Missed Our Event? Film Available!

Did you miss our event? The Raising of America is available through the University Libraries' in both a streaming format and as a DVD. 

Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick

The producers of the Raising of America also produced  UNNATURAL CAUSES: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? You can watch it online (HawkID log in required if off-campus) or check out the DVD from Hardin Library.