Five on Friday | July 14, 2017: Unaccompanied minor's new book, plus strengthening a Lakota community
July is prime picnic time. What do you have in your basket? After you spread out the blanket and the fixings, you can take a minute to relax and read some updates in health justice for the mobile poor, as recommended by MCN staff.
- Candace, Specialist in Clinical Systems and Women’s Health, shared the new book, “Dreams and Nightmares / Sueños y Pesadillas,” in which author and refugee Liliana Velásquez recounts her harrowing journey away from violence in Central America, through Mexico, and finally to the US, where she seeks asylum as an unaccompanied minor.
- Candace also forwarded to us the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault’s July webinars, entitled “A Glimpse into the Myths, Realities and the Culture of American Human Trafficking” and “Trauma Beyond Words: Healing Beyond Language.”
- Ileana, Senior Advisor for Scientific and Strategic Planning, sent the Vox article, “Black moms die in childbirth 3 times as often as white moms. Except in North Carolina.”
- Alma, Senior Program Manager of Environmental and Occupational Health, shared this inspiring video story that follows Nick Tilsen, who is “upending entrenched poverty and rebuilding his Lakota community.”
- Theressa, Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator, recommends the National Health Service Corps Virtual Job Fair coming up on July 18th.
Have a great weekend!