“Healing The Angry Heart”

Panel Discussion


Wednesday April 11, 2012


Belmont Media Center

Waverly Square

9 Lexington Street
Belmont, MA 02478


The “Healing the Angry Heart” panel discussion will be the kickoff event for the start of production of Jay Fedigan’s new documentary “Healing the Angry Heart: Stories of Racism, Health and Recovery".


6pm-7pm Reception in the Belmont Media Center’s open gallery space.


7pm-8pm Moderated panel will discuss the impact of racism on the health and healthcare of African Americans.


Selections from “The Angry Heart” will be viewed by the panel who will provide insights on the African American health experience since the film debuted in 2001.


The event will conclude with discussion about future plans - and a Q&A with the studio audience.


Panel members include:


Elmer Freeman, MSW is the Executive Director of the Center for Community Health Education Research and Service, Inc. (CCHERS) and an adjunct assistant professor and Director of Urban Health Programs and Policy for the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University.



Michelle Albert, MD, MPH is a respected internist and cardiologist whose research explores cardiovascular disease risk assessment in different racial and ethnic groups and the role of chronic psychological stress in cardiovascular disease risk. She has joint appointments at Brigham and Women’s, in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and the Division of Preventive Medicine.



This event will be held at the

Belmont Media Center . 


It will be videotaped in BMC’s Studio A and edited for future broadcast over BMC Public Access TV Channel 9 & 29 and on line at


This event is open to the public and refreshments will be served.


For more information, please contact Jay Fedigan at: