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Coping Through the Covid-19 Pandemic: Diverse Voices - Spring 2021

Laupus Library Diversity Committee presents:

A Virtual Roundtable Discussion: 

Coping through the COVID-19 Pandemic: Diverse Experiences

March 10, 2021 at 12pm

With Guest Panelists: 

  • Dr. Ashley Britton, Clinical Assistant Professor, Brody School of Medicine Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine
  • Dr. Irma Corral, Associate Professor & Director of the Division of Behavioral Medicine, Assistant Dean for Diversity & Inclusion
  • Dr. Karlene Cunningham, Clinical Assistant Professor, Brody School of Medicine Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine
  • Dr. Brandon Kyle, Associate Professor, Brody School of Medicine Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine

Those Who Feed Us: a Webinar Series Exploring Migrant Farmworkers, Health Disparities, and Digital Inclusion for Better Health The series will introduce attendees to the many issues facing migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the United States

Keynote address: “Digital Inclusion for North Carolina Farmworkers in a Pandemic: Lessons for implementing and promoting a sustainable internet connectivity”
October 20, 2021 at 11am-12pm (On-campus location: Laupus 1504)

Natalie Rivera, Internet Connectivity Project Coordinator, NC Farmworker Health Program, Office of Rural Health, NC Department of Health and Human Services and Leslie Cofie, ECU College of Health and Human Performance

Film Screening and Discussion: “Where does our food come from?”
October 27, 2021 at 10:30am – 12pm (On-campus location: Laupus 1506)

A screening of the film Harvest of Dignity will be followed by a discussion with Student Action with Farmworkers staff and interns. The discussion will be moderated by Eve Portillo, NLM grant G08LM013198 advisory panel member and governing board member of the NC Farmworker Health Program.

Harvest of Dignity features stories about farmworker families and their struggles. Independent producer Donna Campbell interviewed farmworkers, attorneys, health workers, ministers and advocates who explained the conditions in farmworker housing and working conditions.

Panel discussion: “Digital Equity and why Digital Inclusion affects Health Outcomes”
November 3, 2021 at 10:30am – 12pm (On-campus location: Laupus 1504)

The panel discussion will focus on digital equity and inclusion and how this affects delivery of healthcare for migrant and seasonal farmworkers.

Panelists will include: Dr. Amy Sheon, President of Public Health Innovators, LLC and Research Director of the national Telehealth Equity Coalition; Rosa Miranda, Surry Medical Ministries; and Jessica Rodriguez, Vecinos: Farmworker Health Program. The panel will be moderated by Paula Acevedo, undergraduate research assistant on the National Library of Medicine grant G08LM013198.