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Violence and Health Injustice: Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Undocumented Communities

November 19, 2016IASEvents, Video and Audio0

Violence and Health Injustice:
Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Undocumented Communities

Saturday, November 19, 2016, 8:30am-2:00pm
L-110 Carlson School of Management

Free and open to the public, but register for lunch

Download: audio, small video, or original.

Please join us! We are pleased to announce the second event in a three-part series on Violence and Health Injustice focused on the political issues and health outcomes of refugees, asylum seekers, and undocumented communities in the United states and Canada.

Harsha Walia, Social Activist and Journalist
Ilhan Omar, Director of Policy & Initiatives, Women Organizing Women Network
Emilia Gonzalez Avalos, Executive Director, NAVIGATE MN
Barbara Frey, JD, Director, Human Rights Program, University of Minnesota
Fartun Weli, Founder & Executive Director, Isaroon
Kathleen O’Donnell, MSW, MPP, LGSW Social Worker and Mental Health Case Manager, Center for Victims of Torture
Monica Hurtado, MD, Racial Justice and Health Equity Organizer, Voices for Racial Justice
Maria Veronica Svetaz, MD, MPH Medical Director HCMC & Assistant Professor, UMN Medical School
Roli Dwivedi, MD Medical Director, Community-University Health Care Center

Our panels of human rights lawyers, health care professionals, activists, and refugees will discuss issues impacting refugee, asylum seeking, and undocumented communities. Along with panel presentations, we will have opportunities to network during lunch and share insights, experiences, and potential paths to better political, health, and healthcare outcomes.

See also: Global Crisis of Displacement and Undoing Border Imperialism, Thursday November 17.

Cosponsored by the Center for Bioethics, the Race, Indigeneity, Gender and Sexuality Initiative, the PRAXIS Institute for Community Health and Education, the Immigration History Research Center, the Human Rights Program, the Institute for Global Studies, and the Dept. of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies.

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