Friday

We will start the day with one of the highlights of the week, the alumnae panel.  We will hear from Castilleja graduates, women who are living examples of women learning, women leading. 

After the alumnae panel and workshops, we will be back together to hear from Louane Vioud, from Partners in Health.

Partners in Health has a unique – and pithy – vision: “Whatever It Takes.” The organization argues that “[a]t its root, our mission is both medical and moral. It is based on solidarity, rather than charity alone. When a person in Peru, or Siberia, or rural Haiti falls ill, PIH uses all of the means at our disposal to make them well—from pressuring drug manufacturers, to lobbying policy makers, to providing medical care and social services. Whatever it takes. Just as we would do if a member of our own family—or we ourselves—were ill.”

They are an organization dedicated not only to wellness, but to education and social justice.  They have more information on resources available on these topics and specific countries they work in; so check out: http://www.pih.org/inforesources/information.html

You can get involved today.  Their website calls on students: “If you would like to know more about what other students are doing to make a difference in their communities and around the world, join the Students for PIH listserv on:” lists.riseup.net

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