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Fifth Annual "Celebrating Latino Health and Culture" event in Spring 2012, CUNY School of Public Health, 2180 Third Ave, New York, NY 10035.

Stay tuned for details on the fifth occasion of this successful LHFI event!


Previous Events

Spring 2011:   Seminar on Latina Reproductive Health, Lisa Maldonado, Executive Director, Reproductive Health Access Project.

Description:LHFI and RHAP share a common goal of expanding and improving public health resources for disadvantaged groups. LHFI strives to increase educational opportunities for students interested in Latino public health issues, and RHAP is focused on making sure those public health providers are equipped to serve the underserved, including Latinas at every socioeconomic level. This seminar, delivered by RHAP Executive Director Lisa Maldonado, provided an overview of current reproductive health issues for Latinas, described the mission and activities of RHAP, and explained how organizations like RHAP and LHFI can work together to produce the next generation of Latino-focused public health providers.

LHFI has hosted Four annual Celebrating Latino Health and Culture! events co-sponsored by the Immigration and Health Initiative (IAHI) and made possible by generous funding from the Auxiliary Enterprise Board and the CUNY Graduate Center Doctoral Students Council.

Spring 2011: The fourth annual event, held March 15, 2011 featured a Zumba workshop by Evelyn KoaiCu Cruz from Sacred Joy, LLC, internship/job fair with several community organizations, a film screening (Mad Hot Ballroom) and a book presentation on Latina Health by Angie Chabram-Dernersesian and Adela de la Torre, authors of: Speaking from the Body: Latinas on Health and Culture. Followed by a book giveaway (Speaking from the Body: Latinas on Health and Culture) signed by the authors.

Spring 2010: The third annual event, held on March 16, 2010 featured a Salsa workshop/performance by Rosaura Lara from John Jay College, internship/job fair with several community organizations, a film screening (Real Woman Have Curves), and a book presentation on four girls immigration by Helen Thorpe followed by a book give away (Girls Like Us).

Spring 2009: The second annual event, held on March 31, 2009 featured an internship/job fair with several community organizations, a film screening (Teen Mothers), and a speech on Latina reproductive health issues by Dr. Iris Lopez followed by a book signing (Matters of Choice).

Spring: 2008  The first event, on April 9, 2008, featured a performance by the Hunter Argentine Tango Club, a book giveaway (Solving Latino Pyschosocial and Health Problems), a film screening (Salud!), as well as information on both LHFI and IAHI.