Uncensored: Gender, Sexuality, & Social Movements in Global Health
REGISTER NOW for the 11th Annual
Western Regional International Health Conference (WRIHC)
April 4-6, 2014
University of Washington | Seattle, WA
WRIHC Student Committee | UW Chapter of GlobeMed | UW Department of Global Health
Dear Friends of Global Health:
A team of 30 students from across the University schools and
departments have organized a conference around powerful topics in the margins
of most discussions in global health -- a deeper understanding of social and
political movements, diverse sexualities and sexual health, gender-based violence, reproductive rights, global discrimination against the LGBTQ community, income
inequality, and universal access to health care. With over 20 sponsors, and an
additional 11 co-sponsors, the conference will feature perspectives from
multiple disciplines, cultures and communities. The Western Regional Health Conference is for anyone interested in deepening their knowledge
base about global health, and the impact of movements to improve
The keynote speaker is Stella Nyanzi, PhD, with the Makerere
Institute of Social Research at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. Her
current research is focused on the politicization of sexuality in contemporary
Uganda – with an emphasis particularly on unpacking mainstream religious
framing of and contestations about sexual citizenship. Dr. Nyanzi is also
conducting research about the vulnerability and resilience of young refugee and
displaced women in Uganda towards HIV/AIDS. She is a featured author in the book, African
Sexualities, which features many scholars from Sub-Saharan Africa.
We are offering a special registration rate through January 31:
- Special Deal through January 31: Students $40 | Non-students
- Early Bird February 1-March 20: Students $50 | Non-students $100.
- Regular Rates after March 21: Students $75 | Non-students
Register now to get this rate before it goes up! Your
registration includes attendance at any and all events on a first come, first
served basis including 18 dynamic and thought-provoking breakout sessions in six categories; continental breakfast; admission to an evening film screening; poster
sessions; and coffee breaks where you can network with colleagues and prominent
organizations in the field!
If you have any questions, please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to a great conference!
Best regards on behalf of the Student Planning Committee,
Mariel Boyarsky, MPHc
Western Regional International Health Conference (WRIHC) Coordinator
Distinguished program speakers include:
- Sutapu Basu, Executive Director of UW Women's Center, Co-Chair of Task Force against Human Trafficking
- Gloria Feldt, Former president and CEO of Planned Parenthood
- Walter Flores, Director of Center for the Study of Equity and Governance
in Health Systems; Global Coordinator of Community Practitioners on
Accountability and Social Action in Health-COPASAH, Guatemala
- Demet Gural, Vice President of Programs, Pathfinder International
- Joanne Keatley, Center of Excellence for Transgender Health
- Sunny Kishore, Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network
- Tim Lane, University of California - San Francisco
- Grace Poore, International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission
- Jessica Stern, Executive Director of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission
- Dilys Walker, Department of Global Health, Executive Director of PRONTO International
Check the Western Regional International Health Conference website regularly to see a full and updated list of confirmed speakers.
With generous contribution from: Child Family Health International; Global Good; Global WACh; International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission; Oregon Health & Sciences University, Global Health Center; Pacific Northwest University, College of Osteopathic Medicine; Pacific Northwest University, 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 Center for Global Studies; UW Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies; UW Jackson School of International Studies, African Studies Program; UW Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program; UW Q Center; UW Women’s Center; and Washington Global Health Alliance
With additional support from: 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.
Keynote speaker: Stella Nyanzi, PhD, a scholar and activist from Uganda
Former president and CEO of Planned Parenthood to speak on reproductive rights movement
Speakers from Uganda, Turkey, Mexico, Guatemala, Malaysia, and more
Discussion of trans* health and global gender-based violence
Efforts to elevate non-communicable diseases within global health
Talks by advocates and activists from peace movements, immigrant rights, and indigenous people's movements
Media representation of gender, sexuality and social movements
Film "Call me Kuchu" about murder of openly gay activist in Uganda
Plenary 1: Sexuality and Global Health
Plenary 2: Gender and Global Health
Plenary 3: Social Movements and Global Health
What aspects of gender, sexuality, and social movements in global health have yet to be explored?
How can the field of global health help to strengthen these movements?
What are the forces that have contributed to the censorship of these themes?
Download a copy of the poster!