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January 2018

January 24, 2018
Vincanne Adams
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
221, Kroeber Hall

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.


February 2018

February 13, 2018
Ofelia Ortiz Cuevas
6 - 8 p.m.
221, Kroeber Hall

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.


March 2018

March 22, 2018
George Lipsitz
6 - 8 p.m.
Room 221, Kroeber Hall

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.

More information about this talk to be announced. For other information visit


April 2018

April 18, 2018
Jaime Breilh
6 - 8 p.m.
2251 College Avenue, Room 101, Archaeological Research Facility

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


April 2018

April 19, 2018
Jaime Breilh
6 - 8 p.m.
Gifford Room, Kroeber Hall

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


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