October 30, at 7 PM, Dr. Danielle Ofri will talk about "Medicine in Translation: Journeys with My Patients:

On October 30, at 7 PM, Dr. Danielle Ofri will talk about her most recent book, Medicine in Translation: Journeys with My Patients(Beacon Press, 2011) at the Unitarian Universalist meetinghouse at 977 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike (junction of Scuttle Hole Road).  Her book, which has garnered wide critical praise for its candor and compassion, offers compelling and sometimes humorous stories of how she and her patients struggle with their medical problems and the difficulty both have in coming to terms with the cultural and language differences of a largely immigrant, poor, population, many of whom have braved language barriers, religious and racial divides and the emotional difficulties of exile. Without judgment or condescension, Dr. Ofri’s book sheds light on how one doctor comes to terms with her own emotions in treating a complex patient population and puts a human face on the challenges facing immigrants and their caregivers navigating the U.S. healthcare system.

Dr. Ofri has been an attending physician at Bellevue Hospital , the oldest public hospital in the nation, for two decades. She is also Associate Professor of Medicine at New York University School of Medicine and editor-in-chief of the Bellevue Literary Review. Her writings have appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet, and on CNN.com and National Public Radio. An earlier book Incidental Findings:Lessons from My Patients in the Art of Medicineoffers stories from the life of a newly minted doctor as she faces some of the hard questions and realities in applying the Hippocratic oath.

This event is co-sponsored by Neighbors in Support of Immigrants and the Social Justice Committee of the UUCSF. There is no charge for the program. Apple cider and donuts for a contribution, with all proceeds for providing meals for day laborers at North Sea Rd and CR 39 and in East Hampton.

October 23: The CAPOTE Black & White HIKE

Canio's Cultural Cafe & FRIENDS of the LONG POND GREENBELT
       The CAPOTE Black & White HIKE
Please be our guest for a fun celebration of Truman Capote's birthday and the natural environment where his memorial stone rests in the Long Pond Greenbelt.
Truman Capote at B&W Ball

 October 23rd
  TIME: 10 a.m.HIKE
   Long Pond Greenbelt 
   Nature Center for the hike
  (1061 Bridgehampton-Sag 
   Harbor Turnpike).

  RECEPTION:  11 a.m. 
  at the Nature Center.

   Truman Capote's Black & White Ball in 1966 is widely recognized as the literary event of the century.  Celebrate Capote's birthday & legacy with a hike to his memorial stone.Black & White dress is encouraged!  A reception follows at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center. Hear a recording of Capote reading, view special Capote memorabilia from friends, and enjoy Cousin Sook's fruitcake, plus other refreshments.

  If you can not hike to the stone, but would like to be there, transportation from the Nature Center will be available.
   Capote's cherry-red mustang will be on display, courtesy of his good friends Myron Clement and Joe Petrocik.  And a signed, limited edition photograph of Capote by LIFE photographer Jerry Cooke will be for sale.  The beautiful black & white photograph was made in 1947.  A portion of the photo sale proceeds goes to the Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and Canio's Cultural Cafe.

  $10 suggested donation.

  It's going to be a BALL!  Hope to see you on the 23rd.