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The Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies combines support for teaching, research, and service to promote global citizenship among its students, staff, and alumni. Human rights are the foundation for global civil society, and the Institute is an important resource for spurring positive change and inspiring future leaders.
On Thursday, November 29 at 7pm in the University Center Sunnen Lounge we will be welcoming educator, writer, speaker, and social/cultural critic Professor Andrew Jolivette.
His lecture, Indian Blood: Mixed Race Identity, Indigenous People, and HIV/AIDS, explores issues of inter-generational trauma, Native American cultural resilience, stress coping mechanisms, and identity politics within the context of public health disparities—ranging from mental health in urban environments to political activism, and the sacred role of two-spirit, same-gender loving indigenous populations throughout the United States.
Dr. Jolivette's talk will draw from his recent research study at the Native American AIDS Project in San Francisco conducted in partnership with the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute at the University of Washington. In this talk the audience will learn about ways to address best practices in health and wellness among indigenous populations. An Indigenous stressing coping model (Intergenerational Healing and Cultural Leadership Model) will be introduced to explore new ways to reduce rates of HIV/AIDS among Native American people who continue to fight for decolonization and sovereignty.
Andrew Jolivette: Indian Blood: Mixed Race Identity, Indigenous People, and HIV/AIDS
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October 29 YIHR Major Speaker Greg Constantine Sunnen Lounge 7pm. Co-sponsored by the School of Communications
April 18 and 19: Annual Human Rights Conference: The Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Stateless Persons
All other events will be announced on our website at www.webster.edu/humanrights. For questions, please contact email@example.com .
* All events and times are subject to change.