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GSN MONDAY MAILER NOVEMBER 28 2016

Posted by on Monday, December 12, 2016 in News, Uncategorized.

AN ELECTION FOR THE NEW GSN MAILER CHIEF WILL BE COMING IN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO— KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR YOUR E-BALLOT

 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
1. NEW ARTICLE ON MAYA HEALTH FROM AUTHORS AT WUQU' KAWOQ
2. HELP NEEDED FOR EXPERT TESTIMONY REGARDING TRANSGENDER GUATEMALAN YOUTH IN US
3. NEW ARTICLE ON GRASSROOTS CHANGE AND THE MAYA BY GSN'ER JOSE TOASA
4. NAPA OT FIEDSCHOOL RETURNS THIS SUMMER (SEE ATTACHED) 
5.  SUMMER INTENSIVE MAYAN LANGUAGE INSTITUTE IN GUATEMALA BACK SUMMER PROGRAMS IN ANTIGUA (SEE ATTACHED)
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1. NEW ARTICLE ON MAYA HEALTH FROM AUTHORS AT WUQU' KAWOQ
 
Wuqu' Kawoq | Maya Health Alliance has just published a new article in Human Org entitled:
Navigating Bureaucracy: Accompanying Indigenous Maya Patients with Complex Health Care Needs in Guatemala
 
Available at:

http://sfaajournals.net/doi/abs/10.17730/1938-3525-75.4.305

 
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2. HELP NEEDED FOR EXPERT TESTIMONY REGARDING TRANSGENDER GUATEMALAN YOUTH IN US
 
My name is Gillian Giannetti and I (along with Lucie Enns and Rick Valentine) am pro bono counsel for a transgender youth (female-to-male) from Guatemala who is seeking asylum here in the United States.  As part of our research for our client’s application, we came across the work of the Guatemala Scholars Network.  As we prepare the materials for our application, we wanted to reach out and see whether you had any suggestions of academicians or professionals, including yourself, who may be able to provide scholastic support for our application.  I would be happy to discuss this at your convenience.  My work phone is 202-778-9345.
 
The NAPA-OT Field School in Antigua, Guatemala is now recruiting anthropology, occupational therapy, public health, and students in related disciplines for its four-week summer session: May 39 – June 23, 2017

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 anthropology, occupational therapy, public health or related disciplines are encouraged to apply via our website www.napaotguatemala.org by February 1, 2017.  Admissions decisions will be made on a rolling basis. 

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:

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