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Madison Hayes is the Executive Director of the Refugee Community Partnership in Carrboro, North Carolina. She explains her background in nonprofit and human rights work, both internationally and locally. Hayes discusses the history of power dynamics in service relationships and in research. She describes the formation of the Refugee Community…
Antonio Alanis serves as a community specialist and AmeriCorps member at El Centro Hispano, a non-profit organization based in Durham, North Carolina. Alanis discusses his role at El Centro Hispano and the work of the organization overall. He talks about his personal experience with El Centro Hispano as an immigrant growing up in Durham, North…
Selina Lopez is a third-year student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). Throughout her time at UNC, she has been involved with an organization titled Scholar’s Latino Initiative (SLI) as a mentor and co-leader of the parental involvement program, SLI-Familia. Lopez shares insights about her current role with parents as well…
In this conversation with Dr. Kori Flower, she discusses her educational history and work at various clinics, and how these experiences have shaped her understanding of the Latino migration trends. She explains how her interactions with patients and their families help her comprehend their lifestyles and thus help her in terms of providing health…
Joanna Rivera discusses the work that the Latin American Coalition does to support, provide resources, and uphold the rights of the Hispanic immigrant population in Charlotte, North Carolina. From her work at the coalition as the Immigrant Welcome Center Manager she has been exposed to the widespread social issues that the Hispanic community faces…
Laura Villa Torres was born and raised in Mexico. She studied Sociology as an undergrad and she has always had an interest in Sociology of Health. She worked at Ipas in Mexico on the topic of youth sexual and reproductive rights advocacy, where she had the opportunity to collaborate with diverse public institutions, including the Mexican Ministry…
An undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Jaslina Paintal completed a summer internship and a spring break internship with Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF). Through the Farmworker Health Program she worked extensively with migrant farmworkers from forty different camps across North Carolina. Due to her work…
Reverend Robert Seymour sat on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Hospital Board of Directors from 1980-1984 and after that was an active lobbyist for improving healthcare accessibility in the Chapel Hill, North Carolina Community. The Reverend is noted for his knowledge of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Hospital…
In Hetali Lodaya's interview with Ivan Parra, Parra discusses his background in community organizing beginning in Colombia, and his subsequent move to the United States. He tells how he applied community organizing techniques learned in Colombia to an AmeriCorps position at El Centro Hispano. They also discuss the value of relational community…
Nelson Aguilar is discussing the healthcare experience of both persons with visas in the United States, and persons without documentation. At first, he compares the US health system to the Costa Rican health system. Then, he discusses his knowledge of the undocumented migration amongst Costa Ricans. He then moves on to discuss his knowledge of the…
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