Visualizing Health and Gender Equity: Views from Tobacco Fields in Kenya (Free Workshop 24 Feb 2011)

Women for Justice in Africa and Marty Otañez, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Colorado Denver, have organized a free side event at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW 2011).

The event- a workshop- is called “Visualizing Health and Gender Equity: Views from Tobacco Fields in Kenya,” and will show participants how to use imagery and digital storytelling techniques to advance women and children rights. We will integrate maternal health issues and the experiences of child labourers on tobacco farms in Kenya and show brief social documentaries developed after visits to Kenya’s tobacco farms in January 2011.

The free workshop is scheduled from 2.30-4.30 pm on Thursday 24 February 2011. The venue is Hess Commons, Ground Floor, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, 722 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032. Parking is available in Washington Heights. The subway stop is 168th Street (lines A, C, 1).

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