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Students for Sayaxche Information Session

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Interested in global health? Interested in being part of a international partnership dedicated to improving access to healthcare in rural Guatemala? Interested in actually doing something for a cause you believe in instead of just fundraising?If you said to any of these questions, then you should be at the first meeting of Students for Sayaxche TODAY at 9 PM.

Students for Sayaxche is a new student group on campus that, along with some local physicians at Middlesex Hospital, serves as a partner and advocate for a group of rural hospitals in Guatemala. As student volunteers, you can expect to do everything from helping to arrange the shipment of medical supplies to even having the opportunity to travel to Guatemala yourself and work at the Sayaxche clinic. If you’ve ever wanted to know what it’s like to work in public health, you don’t want to miss out on this opportunity.

Date: TODAY, Monday, February 3
Time: 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place: Usdan 108

stew/dent for ’em: PUSH: The Politicized Workings of Birth in America

The student forum train just keeps on rolling here at Wesleying. Since this definitely isn’t the first time I’ve felt like you could have a pretty wide-spanning education just on student forums (seriously: look at the master list), isn’t it about time someone hopped on raising the credit limit? Anyway. By the power of Hannah Cressy ’13, I give you FGSS420:

Introducing PUSH: The Politicized Workings of Birth in America (a spring student forum)

Birth is the largest healthcare cost in America, and the reason that most of us have already been hospitalized at least once.  Most of us will either make a baby or watch it happen during the next twenty years, yet most people remain uneducated on this nearly ubiquitous experience until they or their partners become pregnant.  This student forum will provide a space for examination of the history and politics of childbirth in America through a feminist/anthropological lens, with a focus on the medicalization of the birth process and its differing effects on populations according to race, class, location, language, disability, criminality, ethnicity, and sexuality, among other intersectional factors.  The class will meet once per week, and provide 1 credit in FGSS. Many documentaries, discussions, potlucks and field trips await!

Informational meeting: FRIDAY, JANUARY 25th at 4 PM in Espwesso Cafe.

Contact Hannah Cressy ’13 (hcressy@wes) or Kelsey Henry ’15 (khenry@wes) for more information.

Informational Meeting: Friday, January 25th
Time: 4 PM
Place: “Espwesso” “”Café””

Collegiate Health Service Corps (CHSC)

From Katherine Ly ’15:

Interested in public health and healthcare? Have fun ideas for community service projects? Join Collegiate Health Service Corps (CHSC)!

Collegiate Health Service Corps (CHSC) is a professional development club with the goal of increasing understanding of healthcare professions, health disparities, and cultural competency. CHSC offers opportunities to get involved in healthcare through volunteering and shadowing. Members have the chance to develop their own projects and experience different aspects of public health through service learning that promotes preventative healthcare in the Middletown community.

Benefits of the club include:
-Building leadership skills
-Core training of taking vital signs and understanding cultural competency in healthcare
-First aid and CPR certification upon completion of service learning hours

The core training will be held on Saturday, November 10th, 2012 from 1-4 PM in Allbritton 304.

Contact Katherine Ly at kly(at)wes(dot)edu or Ginger Lau at glau(at)wes(dot)edu with questions or to RSVP.

Date: Tomorrow, November 10
Time: 1pm
Place: Allbritton 204
Cost: Free