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This guide serves to both educate and call attention to the immigrant experience, both historically and currently. Each tab of the guide calls attention to some aspect of immigration, from historical immigration to current immigration patterns and health disparities. Below, a guide to key terms that you will encounter throughout this guide.
Generally speaking, an immigrant is a person who has no U.S. citizenship at birth. Often this term is used interchangeably with foreign-born. Refugees and asylees are considered immigrants, but so are other population groups like naturalized citizens and lawful permanent residents. Immigrants have no U.S. citizenship at birth.
A refugee is a person who "owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country." Refugee status is appointed abroad.
Asylee status pertains to an individual residing in the United States as a result of a well-founded fear of persecution in the individual’s country because of race, religion, ethnic group, or social group. Asylee status is appointed after arrival in the U.S.
"Advancing Maternal Health Equity Among Migrant Communities"
Thursday April 6th 1-2pm in the Albert Sherman Center Cube
Join Crista Johnson-Agbakwu, MD, Executive Director of the UMass Chan Medical School Collaborative in Health Equity, virtually using the zoom link below, or in the ASC Cube for her talk and light refreshments.
Directions to the Cube:
Go to the 3rd floor of the ASC using the Lobby Elevators or the main stairs, and turn left and continue to the end of the hallway.
Link to Join Online: Passcode: 770790
We will read and discuss "The Most Costly Journey" - a non-fiction comics anthology presenting stories of survival and healing told by Latin American migrant farmworkers in Vermont, and drawn by New England cartoonists as a part of El Viaje Mas Caro project - a health care outreach effort aimed at addressing the overlooked mental health needs of vulnerable immigrants.
Learn more by following this link, and sign up for one of three book discussions. All participants will receive a free copy of the book.