What Makes Migrants Sick and Why Should We Care?
Sarah S. Willen, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Connecticut and Director of the Research Program on Global Health & Human Rights at the Human Rights Institute at UConn , will discuss the health consequences of migrant illegality and the challenges involved in activist mobilization on behalf of unauthorized migrants’ health and social welfare needs. Drawing on 18 years of ethnographic engagement with West African and Southeast Asian migrants and Israeli migrant rights advocates in Tel Aviv, Willen will consider the experiential, sociopolitical, and health implica-tions of unauthorized migrants’ exclusion and ask: What makes migrants sick, and why should we care? What challenges are involved in social justice advocacy efforts on behalf of unauthorized migrant populations?
Learn too how the migrant workers and immigrants in the greater Cleveland area are impacted by health care policies and advocacy efforts, with remarks from Sana Loue (CWRU School of Medicine Vice-Dean of Faculty Development and Diversity, Professor of International Health). A question-and-answer session will follow, along with a conversation about how we can serve as advocates for change.
This event is free and open to the community; light refreshments will be served. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hosted by CWRU Social Justice Institute
11038 Bellflower Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
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