GSN MONDAY MAILER OCTOBER 27 2014
I'm representing a Mayan pro bono client who is detained at the Karnes Detention Center. She fled Guatemala due to some sort of persecution, but due to cultural and language challenges, I'm having a hard time determining who is persecuting her. She is Kanjobal.I'm told you have some expertise in this culture. Would you be able to discuss what is going on there with me and shed light on my client's story? Without some further explanation, I'm afraid I will not be able to help her and for some reason, she is terribly afraid to return to Guatemala. Please let me know – you can reach me at the information below, or at 415-244-4235.Thank you.Best,Kate
Kate M. Emminger
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
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3. NAPA-OT SUMMER FIELDSCHOOL IN ANTIGUA
Call for Students: NAPA-OT Field School in Antigua, Guatemala
The NAPA-OT Field School in Antigua, Guatemala is now recruiting anthropology, occupational therapy public health, and other social science students for its four-week summer session: June 1 – 26, 2015.
The field school offers transdisciplinary learning to promote leadership in social justice through collaboration with Guatemala-based NGO and other community partners. Graduate students and upper division undergraduate majors in applied or medical anthropology or related social sciences are encouraged to apply via our websitewww.napaotguatemala.org by December 31, 2014.
The field school is a project of the NAPA-OT SIG (National Association for the Practice of Anthropology – Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group) of the American Anthropological Association. Faculty include anthropologists and occupational therapists with credentials and interests in health care access and human rights, child development, and public health.
The objectives of the program are:
· To explore efforts to achieve social justice in Guatemala, a country with a history of ethnic and class violence
· To examine health disparities in Guatemala through applied medical anthropology theory and human rights discourse
· To understand the determinants of health and basic epidemiology in developing nations
· To provide a transdisciplinary fieldwork opportunity to students of occupational therapy, anthropology, and related subjects
· To promote social justice through partnerships in and around Antigua, Guatemala with NGOs, community groups, health care workers, and other social change agents
· To explore the concept of “occupational justice” as an emerging practice area in occupational therapy and applied anthropology
Applicants students will have the opportunity to work in one of three project groups:
- NGOs Networks and Perspectives of Child Migration: Examining Perceptions of Root Causes
- Pediatric Practice: Interrelationships of Play, Nutrition, and Early Child Development
- Sustainable Social Enterprise for Water: Social Justice, Community Development, and Household Occupations
Students also will study Spanish a minimum of 9 hours per week, working one-on-one with certified language instructors at their own level and pace. Visit our website for more information at www.napaotguatemala.org.
4. ARCHAEOLOGIST NEEDS ASSISTANCE ON ETHNOGRAPHIC PERSPECTIVES ON SMALL MAMMALS
We are representing a Mam Guatemalan teenager seeking asylum because of the MS-13’s violent efforts to recruit him. Sarah Brenes, at Advocates for Human Rights, recommended emailing you because you might be willing to email a listserv with a description of our case in order to find a suitable expert.
Please let me know if you would be able and willing to use your listserv to help us find an expert.
Jennifer L. Olson | Attorney | Stinson Leonard Street LLP
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Thomas A. Offit Ph.D.
Department of Anthropology