Under 21: Why we drink
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
: 12:38 p.m. - 12:42 p.m.
This documentary is an intimate portrait of how two NYC youth get access to alcohol, why they drink, and the potential consequences. Taking the spotlight off the individual consumer, this documentary explores how the drinking culture and oversaturation of alcohol ads in the Lower East Side and Upper East Side influence young people from these neighborhoods. The documentary gives audience members (youth, community members, key stakeholders and informants working in diverse fields) a look at the impact and accessibility of alcohol in the community through: 1) revealing results from producer-driven environmental scans that assessed the number of alcohol promotions present in a distinct-block radius; 2) showcasing the perspectives of community members and key informants through formal interviews and street interviews; 3) highlighting the experiences of two youth producers by letting them share their personal narratives; 4) providing access to larger youth-dialogue on alcohol marketing and promotion tactics.
Public health or related education
Social and behavioral sciences
Identify the harms associated with underage drinking.
Assess community environments and how they promote alcohol consumption.
Keyword(s): Alcohol, Community
Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Project Manager for a CDC-funded Community Transformation Grant, spearheading a coalition that focuses on alcohol as a priority area in the borough of Manhattan. Among my professional interests has been youth development and community engagement, and raising awareness on public health topics through these channels.
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.