Igniting Change: A Gala for Partnerships in Global Health

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You are invited to GlobeMed at the University of Washington’s annual Auction and Fundraiser: “Igniting Change: A Gala for Partnerships in Global Health”.

The evening…
Begins at 6pm with a multi-media reception, beer & wine, gourmet hors d’oeuvres and silent/live auction. Raghu Appasani, CEO and Founder of The Minds Foundation, GlobeMed’s new partner organization will speak at 7:30pm and the night will end with a performance by the University of Washington Giddha dance team!

Buy your tickets now at:
ignitingchange.brownpapertickets.com

Support GlobeMed’s mission to build a more equitable world, while partying with Seattle’s social elite.
With a limited number of General Admission and VIP tickets, This Event Will Sell Out. Reserve your spot today!

Can’t make it? Every donation helps!
Donate here: https://rally.org/minds

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11th Annual Western Regional International Health Conference

The 2014 Western Regional International Health Conference is presented by: the WRIHC Student Committee, the UW chapter of GlobeMed, and the UW Department of Global Health

REGISTER NOW! Early bird rates through March 21st

Uncensored: Gender, Sexuality, & Social Movements in Global Health

As the 11th annual Western Regional International Health Conference commences, hundreds of students, speakers, and supporters will gather to discuss and engage with the topics of gender, sexuality, and social movements in global health–topics that have previously been overlooked, invisibilized, and even censored.

Traditionally, the field of global health has addressed the topics of gender and sexuality through a biomedical lens, oftentimes neglecting the social movements that have contributed to advances in the field.  Themes such as HIV/AIDS and reproductive health have drawn much global attention and continue to be extensively researched, yet topics like transgendered identities and the criminalization of sexual minorities–among many other topics–have widely gone unaddressed.  Grassroots social movements such as indigenous rights movements and the People’s Health Movement have played an important role in broadening perspectives in many areas related to health, human rights and social justice, yet these stories are often omitted from our textbooks and syllabi.

This conference poses the following questions: what aspects of gender, sexuality, and social movements in global health have yet to be explored, and what are the forces that have contributed to the censorship of these themes?  How can global health advocates, researchers, and practitioners incorporate such content into our work?  How can the field of global health help to strengthen these movements, and what can we gain from incorporating more diverse perspectives on gender, sexuality, and social movements?

The intent of this conference is to extend and amplify the dialogue surrounding gender, sexuality, and social movements in global health.  By questioning and conversing, analyzing and disseminating ideas, and searching for what can be accepted within the inconsistencies, we can break down stigmas and stereotypes, and gain greater insight and understanding of these themes.  And though there are significant challenges and problems to be addressed, there is also much to be celebrated: pleasure, creativity, empowerment, and rich cultural diversities.

The conference will frame the three key themes of gender, sexuality, and social movements within six tracks:

  • Voices & Visibility: Power, Media, and the Arts in Global Health
  • Seeking Justice for Vulnerable Populations
  • Celebrating Gender, Sexuality, & Social Movements
  • The People United: Advocacy, Activism & Social Movements in Global Health
  • Perceptions Unmasked: Societal Elements that Shape Our Lives
  • The Modernization of Sexual Health: The Impact of Technological & Clinical Advancements on the Developing World

Support from:

With generous support from: Child Family Health International; Global Good; Global WACh; International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission; OHSU Global Health Center; Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest; PNWU College of Osteopathic Medicine; PNWU Global Health Club; Seattle University College of Nursing; Simon Fraser University; University of Oregon African Studies Program; University of Oregon Department of Biology; University of Oregon Department of Human Physiology; University of Oregon Office of International Affairs Global Studies Institute; UW Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies; UW Jackson School of International Studies, African Studies Program, Center for Global Studies, and Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program; UW Q Center; UW Tacoma; UW Women’s Center; and Washington Global Health Alliance

With additional co-sponsorship by: Greater Seattle Business Association; Health Alliance International; Pride Foundation; UC San Francisco; University of Colorado; UW Bothell; UW Center for Human Rights; UW Global Business Center, Foster School of Business; UW School of Nursing, International Programs; Washington State University

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Benefit Concert 2014

Benefit Concert 2014

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/596634

Come to the Tiny Ninja Cafe on Wednesday, March 5th for a night full of outstanding local performers who have generously donated their time and talent to benefit GlobeMed’s partner organization the MINDS Foundation in Gujarat, India. All proceeds will go directly towards funding the training, education, and supplies for the programs towards mental health work and education in the rural villages of Gujarat.

The Line up:
6:30pm – Doors open
Black Crabbe: 7:00-7:30
Stefanie Robbins: 7:40-8:10
San Juan: 8:20-8:50
A-Tran: 9:00-9:30
Douglas Brandon: 9:40-10:10

Early Bird Special: $10
Pre-buy tickets here and don’t worry about remembering to bring money for a ticket http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/596634
Tickets at the Door: $12

Check the preformers here:
– Black Crabbe: https://soundcloud.com/black-crabbe
– Stefanie Robbins: http://www.stefanierobbins.com/listen/
– San Juan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2cSgqnfgE8
– A-Tran: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE0Ez-Sob5E
-Douglas Brandon: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10203007280093149&set=o.383820001700087&type=3&theater

The Tiny Ninja Cafe will be offering:
-Alcohol for attendees 21+
-Coffee and Tea
-Pastries, etc

Parking & Bus Information:
– Parking is street parking, they have no parking lot
-The bus that drops you off near the venue coming from the U-district is Route 32
– The crossroads of the venue are 34th St & Stone Way N

Many thanks to the generous donation of the Tiny Ninja Cafe, whose efforts have helped make this event possible! Be sure to check out their page to see what other events their venue hosts:
http://tinyninjacafe.com/

GlobeMed’s 5K: This SATURDAY

Screen Shot 2013-04-20 at 9.54.57 PMGlobeMed at the University of Washington is hosting its 2nd annual 5K Run on May 4th! Please join our non-profiting in supporting our partner organization, the Women Development Association, as all proceeds of this event will go directly towards providing Peer Educators with training and education materials to disseminate health information. Participating in this fundraising event is an easy and fun way to support sustainable development work!


Details:

Date: May 4th

Location: Denny Field at the University of Washington

Time: Check in/Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.

All registered participants will receive a t-shirt, post race snacks and raffle tickets for a variety of prizes!

Register HERE or email UWGlobeMed5k@gmail.com