The Public Health Woke Coalition is hosting a conference in Chicago on February 3, 2018, with the aim of offering the resources and networking options to advance the "safety, protection, and sanctuary healthcare for marginalized groups of people within the healthcare setting."
The focus of the conference will be on the health and legal challenges encountered when caring for immigrants and marginalized people.
With new restrictions on immigration and a rise in immigration enforcement by the Trump administration, immigrant families in the U.S. have experienced a shift in the political and social climate within the past year.
A new report by the Kaiser Family Foundation examines how these changes have impacted families in California and across the nation. The report, which draws on focus groups with immigrant families and interviews with paediatricians, found that immigrants from a range of backgrounds report "rising fear and anxiety that is affecting their daily lives and well-being as well as the health of their children, which are predominantly U.S.-born citizens."
On the small Greek Island of Lesvos, a new version of the English language can be overheard in the detention centre at Moria. It is here where English is going through an "accelerated development", with its own distinct grammar and idiom emerging.
"One striking change is the systematic simplification of vocabulary.Words are added as well as stripped away. Words tend to be used in their simplest possible form: I am sleep to Moria."
The Lesvos English showcases the extraordinary ways that people adjust and communicate as they try to survive a humanitarian emergency.
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