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At the Crossroads: Community Wellbeing and Culture in Latin America

A symposium exploring the intersection between community wellbeing and culture among indigenous communities in Latin America

Friday, May 10, 2013
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
11360 YRL Conference Room
UCLA Young Research Library


This symposium will explore the intersection between community wellbeing and culture among indigenous communities in Mexico, Central and South America and the United States.  Join us for an inspiring morning of presentations by medical and social scientists, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and attorneys.


Welcoming Remarks

C. Cindy Fan, Ph.D. Interim Vice Provost for International Studies, UCLA International Institute

Thomas Coates, Ph.D.  Director, UCLA Center for World Health, David Geffen School of Medicine                 

Kevin Terraciano, Ph.D. Director, UCLA Latin American Institute



Bonnie Taub, MPH, Ph.D. Interim Chair, UCLA Latin American Studies Graduate Program; Fielding School of Public Health and Department of Anthropology

Reza Jarrahy, M.D., UCLA Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery &Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine 

Sharon Smart-Poage and Dwight Poage, Co-Directors, Mayan Families Organization, Guatemala

Jerome Levi, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology, Chair-Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Carleton College, Minnesota

Judy London, Esq. Directing Attorney, Public Counsel's Immigrants' Rights Project; Adjunct Professor, Asylum Clinic, UCLA School of Law                                    

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Parking Information: The closest parking lot is Structure #3. Visitors may purchase daily parking permits (Currently $11) by stopping at the Information & Parking booths or by using a "Pay by Space" pay station. The closest information booth to Structure #3 is located on Hilgard and Westholme Ave. To use a Parking Pay Station: Simply drive to a self-service Pay Station location (there is one located in Structure #3). Please read the posted signs and screen prompts for Pay by Space. Pay Stations allow you to select the time you need to spend on campus and pay accordingly (all-day passes can also be purchased). For more information and maps:

Cost : Free and open to the public- please RSVP.


Download file: 5-10-13-Bonnie-Symposium-3-jt-znv.pdf

Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, LAI Working Group on Indigenous Children's Health in Central and South America

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