Schedule

ECCSF Spring 2014

WELCOME TO YALE UNIVERSITY!

Health: For our communities, we all play a role in making sure we all have access to quality health care. At our conference, we hope to explore what students and activists can do to ensure that we close health disparities within underserved and marginalized communities. Take from different perspectives and approaches and apply your own experiences. The collective health of our community is a task for all os us.

*Friday

Registration (5pm-12am)
LC 105, 63 High St., New Haven
Make your way to LC Hall, located on Yale’s Old Campus, for registration. MEChA de Yale will be handling registration for all visitors from 5pm to 11pm.
*Any visitor arriving after 12am should call Juan (609) 335-2936, or Jack (510)355-7551.

MEChA Friday Cooking Night (9-10pm) and Movie Night (10pm-12am)
La Casa Cultural, 301 Crown St.
For those in a more relaxed mood, join MEChA de Yale as we watch movies and eat snacks at our beloved Latino Cultural Center.

*Saturday

Breakfast (8:30-9:30)
Outside LC 102

Welcoming Ceremonies
Linsley-Chittenden Hall (LC) 102

Welcoming Address from MEChA: Moderator & ECCSF Reps (9:30-10:00)
Moderator Evelyn Núñez and ECCSF Committee Leaders, Juan Díaz and Gloria “Jack” Mejía, introduce our Conference attendees to Yale University.

Opening Remarks: Dean Garcia (10:05-10:15)
Dean Rosalinda Garcia, director of the Latino Cultural Center gives conference attendees a welcome, and an address on the meaning of the conference.

Workshop #1 (10:30-11:30am)
WLH, Rooms 001-012

  • Providing Health Care for All?: Project Access New Haven, WLH 001
  • Obesity & Nutrition Disparities among Latinos: Marlene B. Schwartz (Director of Rudd Center), WLH 002
  • Treating the Undocumented Patient: A Focus on Student-Run Free Clinics with HAVEN Free Clinic, WLH 003
  • Latinos and the Affordable Care Act: Alvaro Huerta, WLH 007
  • Latinos and Mental Health, WLH 009

Workshop #2 (11:45--12:45pm)
WLH, Rooms 001-012

  • Providing Health Care for All?: Project Access New Haven, WLH 001
  • Latinos and the Affordable Care Act: Alvaro Huerta, WLH 007
  • Treating the Undocumented Patient: A Focus on Student-Run Free Clinics with HAVEN Free Clinic, WLH 003
  • Latinos and Mental Health, WLH 009
  • Being a Latino Health Professional: With Yale Health Professional Students, WLH 011

Lunch (12:45-2:00pm)
On your own
See the attached list of New Haven restaurants.
*ECCSF Rep Meeting/Elections (12:45-2:00pm) in WLH 006

Panel: Fighting Under Representation in the Health Fields (2:00-3:00pm)
LC102
Join Yale Grad students in professional health careers, as they discuss what can be done to fight underrepresentation of Latinos in the healthcare field. Whether your background is in education or immigration reform, ensuring we have Latinos as doctors, nurses, and other health providers is a critical task for all of us.

Community Building Exercise (3:00-3:45pm)
Cross Campus Lawn, or La Casa Cultural, depending on weather
Get to know other people through  some fun icebreakers and activities.

Alumni Address: Alvaro Huerta (4:00-5:00pm)
LC 102
MEChA de Yale and ECCSF alum Alvaro Huerta is a current Staff Attorney at the National Immigration Law Center. His work includes helping Latinos and immigrants obtain access to health care, through the ACA. He will speak on the challenges that activists and students have in confronting health care disparities, and what people in non-health careers can do to help close those gaps.

Free Time (5:00-6:45pm)

Dinner (6:45-8:30pm) St. Thomas More Golden Center

Featuring:

*Remarks from Marta Moret, MPH: Marta Moret is an accomplished public health professional. She is the founder and President of Urban Health Strategies, LLC, as well as someone with years of experience advocating on behalf of underserved communities in Connecticut.

MEChA de Yale and Oye! present Pachanga! (10pm-1am)

La Casa Cultural, 301 Crown St.

*Sunday

Breakfast
Join us for one final breakfast at La Casa, from 8-10am.

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