Migrant/Health/Farmworker Justice Common Book Author Visit

The University of Washington Health Sciences Common Book Committee would like to invite you to the 2014-2015 University of Washington Health Sciences Common Book Author Visit Mini-Conference, which focuses on farmworker, health, and migrant justice and features “Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies” author Seth Holmes. All events are free and open to the public. RSVP here. This Mini-Conference will be at the UW on February 9th and 10th, and will include the following:

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

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Come engage in an informal Q&A session with Dr. Seth Holmes, Dr. Ben Danielson from Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, LMHC and Puentes Executive Director Maria-Jose Soerens, and Manuel Navarro from Columbia Valley Community Health. 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 of health. Sponsored by Health Equity Circle and the Health Sciences Service Learning and Advocacy Group.

· Monday, February 9th, 2015

· Time: 12:00PM-2:00PM

· Location: University of Washington, South Campus Center Room 316

Film Screening: Food Chains

Join us in watching this exposé on 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. This event is sponsored by Health Equity Circle.

· Monday, February 9th, 2015

· Time: 2:00-4:00PM

· Location: University of Washington, South Campus Center Room 316

Farmworkers and Growers Organizing for Change

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A panel facilitated by Janice Sabin, featuring Felimon Pineda and Ramon Torres from Familias Unidas por la Justicia, farmer Gretchen Hoyt from Alm Hill Gardens, and Colette Cosner from Domestic Fair Trade Alliance. This panel will focus on the structural violence that is inherent to our agricultural, labor, and immigration systems and will forefront the work of farmworkers, growers, and organizers who are working to create more ethical and just systems that are rooted in respect for land, labor, and current / future generations.

· Monday, February 9th, 2015

· Time: 4:00PM-5:30PM

· Location: University of Washington, South Campus Center Room 316

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

· Monday, February 9th, 2015

· Time: 7:00PM-9:00PM

· Location: University of Washington, 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; India Ornelas, Assistant Professor of Health Services; 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; and Kelly Edwards, UW Department of Bioethics and Humanities Professor.

· Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

· Time: 12:00PM-2:00PM

· Location: University of Washington, South Campus Center Room 316

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