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Women as Social Warriors IV: Prevenir y Protejer
Date Thursday February 02
Time 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
College 9 & 10 Multipurpose Room
UCSC
Event Type Conference
Organizer/Authorhttp://cjtc.ucsc.edu
Women as Social Warriors IV: Prevenir y Protejer
Latinas and the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Thursday, February 2, 2006
College 9 & 10 Multipurpose Room
UCSC
6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Our 2006 convening and connected activities will focus on HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness for a population often overlooked and/or ignored in health policy—Latinas. As most recently addressed at the Chicago 5th Annual Binational Health Week Health Policy Forum, there exists a growing prevalence of HIV/AIDS among women in highly mobile migrant communities on both sides of the border. This challenges us to bring a broad based coalition to the table, acknowledging that solutions locally must respond to transnational factors.

The upcoming convening features three of the most important leaders on health policy for Latinas. Xóchitl Castañeda of the California-Mexico Health Initiative will offer a perspective on the relationship between Mexican migration and HIV/AIDS transmission for women on both sides of the border. Barbara Garcia, Deputy Director of Health for San Francisco, will speak on health services and the role of Latino/a-serving agencies, drawing on her previous work as Director of Salud Para La Gente in the Pajaro Valley. Juanita Quintero, of UCSF will offer a regional perspective on her work with Latina health in San Francisco.

http://cjtc.ucsc.edu
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