The ongoing catastrophe following Hurricane Maria’s landfall on Puerto Rico in September reminds us that disasters are never merely natural. The enduring colonial relationship between the United States and Puerto Rico and the market-driven nature of governmental relief efforts are both critical to understanding the current crisis.
The Trump presidency has increased attacks on immigrant and marginalized communities through targeting sanctuary cities, instituting the Muslim ban, and revoking temporary protected status for thousands. Please join us for a panel discussion to analyze these intersections with some of the individuals working to defend the health and rights of immigrant communities.
Lecture by George Lipsitz, Professor of Black Studies at UC Santa Barbara, Rupa Marya, Associate Professor of Medicine and Faculty Director of the Do No Harm Coalition at UC San Francisco, and Carlos Martinez, PhD student in the UC Berkeley/UC San Francisco Joint Program in Medical Anthropology.
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Jaime Breilh, Rector of the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Quito, Ecuador
Dorothy Porter, Department of Anthropology, History & Social Medicine, UC San Francisco
Clara Mantini-Briggs, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley
Fernando Losada, NNU and Global Nurses United
Luther Castillo, Founder, First Popular Garifuna Hospital in Honduras
Lecture by Jaime Breilh, Rector of the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Quito, Ecuador
with Amani Nuru-Jeter, Associate Professor, Public Health, as respondent
Sponsored by The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) and the Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, UC Berkeley