PBM: Diabetes in Native Americans Post-Colonization
A Historical Look at the Rates of Diabetes
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 · 5:30 PM - 7 PM
Pawsitive Bodies & Mind (PBM) Week is composed of multidisciplinary programming, highlighting the intersections between cross-cultural diversity, identity, health and medicine. This week of programming engages UMBC community members to think about diversity and inclusion in a different way, specifically on the important role that identity plays into the health of our bodies and minds. This year includes a focus on various identities and practices that affect our physical well-being, such as class (SES), race, sex, and self-care.
This session will explore the health disparities within the Native American communities today. Among them is Diabetes, an illness that grew in prevalence as colonization expanded across Native lands in the U.S. We’ll discover the connections between the land taken from Native Americans and the higher prevalence of diabetes in the community.
All undergrads, grads, staff, and faculty are encouraged to attend! Need to request disability-based accommodations or have any questions? Contact Karina Aquiahuatl Villagran (firstname.lastname@example.org), Mosaic Intern for Hispanic, Latinx, and Indigenous Student Engagement, and Carlos Turcios (email@example.com), Coordinator for Student Diversity and Inclusion, or Campus Life's Mosaic at firstname.lastname@example.org.