Update on Garifuna Health/Nurse Solidarity Projects

A few months back I posted a follow-up talk show program I did with some of my Honduran nursing & med students with whom I organized a health solidarity brigade to Ciriboya last year recently. I also recently published a short piece in National Nurse magazine reflecting on the experience:

From the Ms. Archives

Courtesy of Joel Pomerantz, this little gem from Sept 1973 Ms Magazine, page 20, Gazette News:

Support Washington Hospital Center Nurses

NNU Nurses at Medstar Washington Hospital Center will go on strike next Monday, December 22nd, to demand that their employer put patients before profits. In this video some of the nurse leaders explain in their own words why they are striking:

AFGJ Honduras Delegation announcement

Alliance for Global Justice invites you to join our
Honduras Delegation
January 25-Feb. 3, 2015

State of democracy one-year after the elections: insecurity and migration

AU Ferguson protest Weds December 3rd

Organized by the Black Student Alliance at American University.

Franz Boas Podcast episode 1: 13 minutes with Adrienne Pine

I am honored to be featured on the inaugural Franz Boas Podcast of the San Francisco State Anthropology Department. The interview is available HERE.


Interview with Dr. Adrienne Pine, conducted by Dr. James Quesada
San Francisco, Nov. 14, 2014

JQ: My name is James Quesada. I am a professor of Anthropology and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at San Francisco State.


I was on Background Briefing with Ian Masters talking about this (through a haze of sinus infection) last night. The following is my translation of Natalie Roque Sandoval's essay published yesterday on social media:


Children at the Border Event this Thursday @ UCB

I'm excited and honored to be a part of this Thursday's panel at Berkeley. Please help me spread the word. Facebook event HERE. Click image below for pdf version:

Merelym: I was also a teenager once (by Natalie Roque Sandoval)

Merelym: I was also a teenager once
(my translation)

It was with deep indignation that I found out about the murder last weekend of the 14 year old teenager Merelym Abigail Espinoza Bustillo, who adds to the never-ending list of young Honduran women violently murdered. It is with profound indignation that I write these lines.

They justify the murders and blame the victims!

UTV Program about Ciriboya Initiative & Healthcare Justice

I joined several nursing and med students to talk about our January 2014 brigade to Ciriboya, the perils of neoliberal healthcare in Honduras, and the promise of the Cuban model on UNAH's television program last June:

(I was sleep deprived, which you can tell from my aspect & slurry, excessively accented Spanish, but my students are amazing as usual)

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