Session: Immigrant California: Inequality and Public Health in Historical Perspective
3155.0: Monday, November 17, 2003: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Immigrant California: Inequality and Public Health in Historical Perspective
The identity of California has been intertwined with the historical phenomenon of labor migration. From the Okies of "Grapes of Wrath" to the computer wizards of Silicon Valley, successive waves of immigrants have left their imprint, not only with their cultural backgrounds, but with their particular histories of conflict and struggles for justice. The year of 1848, a period of upheavals in many parts of the world, also coincided with the creation of the U.S.-Mexico border, a porous frontier that has witnessed many deaths of migrants in their journey to California. As a network of people interested in linking issues of social justice and public health, the Spirit of 1848 invites the submission of abstracts on public health dimensions of past and present migration to California. Abstracts can include issues such as: the blaming of migrants for epidemics, death and disease in the course of migration, health issues of migration policy, labor migration in the health sector (the case of Filipina nurses, for example), migrants as vulnerable populations, health practices of migrants, and organizing in migrant communities for health and better living and working conditions, among others. This session will be in the Monday morning 10:30 to 12 noon APHA meeting timeslot.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organizer(s):Theresa Teti, DN, MPH
Anne-Emanuelle Birn, ScD
Luis Aviles, PhD
10:30 AMIntroduction
Anne-Emanuelle Birn, ScD, Luis Aviles, PhD, Theresa Teti, DN, MPH
10:40 AMSterilized in the name of public health: Eugenics, race, and immigration in modern California
Alexandra Minna Stern, PhD
11:05 AM"Pox, Plague and the Histories of Health Security in Immigrant California"
Nayan B. Shah, PhD
11:30 AMDiscussant
Natalia Molina, PhD
Organized by:Spirit of 1848 Caucus
Endorsed by:Asian Pacific Islander Caucus of APHA; Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health; Epidemiology; Health Equity and Public Hospitals Caucus; Health Law Forum; Labor Caucus; Latino Caucus; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Caucus of Public Health Workers; Maternal and Child Health; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing, Pharmacy

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA