Common Book Author Visit and Mini-Conference- 2/9 & 2/10

Join us for the Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies Author Visit and Common Book Mini-Conference, February 9th and 10th

· All five events are free and open to the public (see schedule of events below)

· Please somserve if you have any questions about these events. We hope to see you there!

· Directions, Spanish interpreting information, and accessibility information can be found at the bottom of this email.

Brown Bag Lunch: Activism, Solidarity, and Structural Competency in the Health Professions

Come engage in an informal Q&A session with Dr. Seth Holmes, Dr. Ben Danielson from Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, Manuel Navarro from Columbia Valley Community Health, and LMHC and Puentes Executive Director Maria-José Soerens. The focus of this panel will be on the roles that health professionals, educators, and social workers can play by working upstream to address the social determinants. Sponsored by Health Equity Circle.

Monday, February 9th, 2015 | Time: 12:00PM-2:00PM | Location: South Campus Center Room 316​

Film Screening of Food Chains

Join us for a documentary screening featuring a group of “intrepid and highly lauded” Florida farmworkers who are revolutionizing the farmworker industry. The film is a story of hope and promise for the triumph of morality over corporate greed – to ensure a dignified life for farm workers and a more humane, transparent food chain. Sponsored by Health Equity Circle.

Monday, February 9th, 2015 | Time: 2:00PM-4:00PM | Location: South Campus Center Room 316

Farmworkers and Growers Organizing for Change

A panel facilitated by Seth Holmes, which focuses on the efforts of farmworkers and growers who are working for more ethical and just farming and labor practices. This panel will feature Felimon Pineda and Ramon Torres from Familias Unidas por la Justicia, Reyna Lopez from CAUSA and PCUN, and Gretchen Hoyt from Alm Hill Gardens. Simultaneous Spanish interpreting will likely be offered at this event.

Monday, February 9th, 2015 | Time: 4:00PM-5:30PM | Location: South Campus Center Room 316

Keynote Address with Dr. Seth Holmes: Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies- Migrant Farmworkers in the Pacific Northwest

Based on five years of research in the field (including berry-picking, migrating with undocumented Mexicans back and forth from Oaxaca up the West Coast, crossing the border on foot and being put in Border Patrol Jail), common book author Seth Holmes will explore how market forces, anti-immigrant sentiment, and racism undermine health and health care. In his keynote, he will examine political, economic, and sociocultural structures as they affect indigenous Mexican migrant farmworkers, growers, doctors, and nurses. Holmes will also share his analysis of the ways in which social inequalities and health disparities come to be perceived as normal and natural in society and in health care, especially through assumptions of ethnic body difference. His talk will end with a discussion of possibilities for moving forward toward positive social and health care change. **Book sales and signing will be available after the talk.**

Monday, February 9th, 2015 | Time: 7:00PM-9:00PM | Location: Kane Hall Room 130

Ethical Imperatives & Quandaries: Clinicians and Researchers Confronting Unjust Economic and Social Realities

Join this panel of clinicians and researchers who are committed to engaging in decolonizing research and practices as a means for producing societal change. This panel will be facilitated by UW Anthropology Professor and Chair Janelle Taylor. Panelists will include Dr. Holmes; Bonnie Duran, Director of the Center for Indigenous Health Research and Health Services Professor; Johanna Crane, medical anthropologist and UW Bothell Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Professor; Kelly Edwards, UW Department of Bioethics and Humanities Professor; and India Ornelas.

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 | Time: 12:00PM-2:00PM | Location: South Campus Center Room 316


Please somserve if you have any questions about this event. We hope to see you there!

Spanish Interpreting

We are working to secure headsets for simultaneous Spanish interpreting for the evening keynote and the Farmworkers and Growers Organizing for Change events. Please email somserve with questions.

Event Sponsors

Our event sponsors include the School of Medicine, School of Social Work, the MEDEX Program, the School of Public Health, the School of Pharmacy, the School of Nursing, the School of Dentistry, the Health Sciences Service Learning and Advocacy Group, and the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies.

Want to know more about Upcoming Common Book Events?

Facebook page:!/uwhscommonbook/timeline

South Campus Center is located on the south side of the Magnuson Health Sciences building at the University of Washington. Visit this link for a map of the Health Sciences Buildings: Room and activities will be accessible to people with physical disabilities.

Kane Hall is located on the north side of Red Square on the UW Seattle campus. View a map showing the location. Paid parking is available in the Central Plaza Garage below Kane Hall for $10; additional paid parking is available in several west campus lots (W6, W12, W14) for $5 (cash only at automated pay stations).

Driving Directions: From I-5, take the NE 45th Street exit (#169). Turn east onto NE 45th Street. Continue east about one quarter mile to 15th Avenue NE and turn right. Head south on 15th Avenue three blocks to NE 41st Street. Turn left at Gate #1 into the Central Plaza Garage. Stop at the gatehouse inside the garage for directions and a parking permit.

Transit Information: There are more than 60 bus routes from all over King and Snohomish counties serving the University District. For more information on taking a bus to the UW, visit the regional online trip planner provided by King County Metro.

*To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450 (voice), 206.543.6452 (TTY), 206.685.7264 (FAX), or dso, preferably at least 10 days in advance of the event. This event is wheelchair accessible.

**We ask that you do not wear scented/fragranced products (e.g. perfume, hair products) or essential oils the day of the event in order to make the event accessible to those with chemical injury or multiple chemical sensitivity. For more info:

“It’s ironic that those who till the soil, cultivate and harvest the fruits, vegetables and other foods that fill your tables with abundance have nothing left for themselves.”

– César Chávez