[act-ma] 04/ 22-27 Venezuelan Indigenous physician/women's rights activist visits Boston

omar sierra omarsierra.ven at gmail.com
Fri Apr 16 12:16:55 PDT 2010

*The Consulate of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Boston*

 *Invites you to: *

 *"Health Care as a Human Right:*


*Inter-Cultural Medicine in Venezuela"*

 *A series of talks by :*


*A Venezuelan Physician from the Wayuú Indigenous People, and National
Director of the Indigenous Health Department. *

 Dr. Fernandez holds Degrees in Surgery, Public Management and Public
Health, specializing in Epidemiology. She was a rural doctor and Health
Coordinator in her native Zulia before being appointed as National Director
in 2004. She developed the Inter-Cultural Health Care Program implemented in
Venezuelan Indigenous communities, thus, integrating, for the first time,
traditional indigenous knowledge and western medicine in a government
program. A long time advocate for gender equality and indigenous rights, Dr.
Fernandez served as Health Coordinator for the Continental Network of
Indigenous Women of the South (2003-2009), and advisor to the Latin American
Indigenous Parliament (2000-2009). At the present, she is President of the
Inter-Cultural Health Commission of the Andean Community of Nations (CAN)
and delegate to the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at the United
Nations. * *

*Thursday April 22*

-1:00 pm to 3:00 pm: Action for Boston Community Development *

Basement Floor, Room B, 105 Chauncy street Boston, MA 02111

Accessible by MBTA--Chinatown Station, Orange Line (food will be served)

 -5:30 to 6:45pm UMASS Boston

Venture Development Center , Wheatley Hall, 3rd floor ,

 100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, Massachusetts 02125

 -7:15 to 9:00pm Lucy Parsons Center

549 Columbus Avenue, Boston, 02118 (snacks & refreshments provided)

 *Friday April 23 *

-2:00pm to 4:00pm: UMASS Amherst

For room and information contact Prof. Agustin Lao, Sociology Department
oxunelegua at yahoo.com,

phone: 413.545.0577, 181 Presidents Drive, MA 01003

 -6:00pm to 7:30pm: School of International Training

IC 201, SIT Campus, 1 Kipling Road, Brattleboro, VT‎ *http://www.sit.edu/*

 *Monday April 26*

-12:00 to 1:00pm: Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

Conference room # 1414 @ Rachel's Amphitheater 14th Fl.

One Kneeland St. Boston. MA 02111 (lunch will be served)

-4:15pm to 5:30pm: Wellesley College

PNW 117, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481

 *Tuesday April 27*

12:00 to 1:00pm Memorial Hospital
119 Belmont St. Amphitheater, 1st floor, Worcester MA 01605

 *Events are free and open to the public. For more information: **
info.venezuela.event at gmail.com*
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