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LACS Teacher Training Workshop

Health in Latin America: From Indigenous Healing to Biomedicine
Thursday, June 29, 2017
8:30 AM-4:30 PM
1644 International Institute School of Social Work Building Map
The Zika outbreak in Latin America, Indigenous healing practices in Mexico, public health in Cuba, and more.

This workshop will introduce teachers to the diverse communities of Latin America and some of their strategies and traditions for promoting health and wellbeing. We will explore the concepts of population, demography, public health, colonialism, worldview, Indigenous medicine, and biomedicine.

The second half of the workshop will focus on strategies for teaching and reinforcing these concepts using visual art. All participants will be eligible to receive/ apply for:

• 6 State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs)

• A curriculum development grant of up to $200 for books and materials. Applications for these grants will be made available to participants after the workshop.

This program is designed for middle and high school social studies, art, and health teachers, but all are welcome!

To register online:

For questions, contact Laura M. Herbert at

This event is funded in part by a Title VI Federal Grant from the US Department of Education. Cosponsored by the International Institute.
Building: School of Social Work Building
Cost: $20.00 includes light breakfast, lunch, coffee throughout the day, copy of the book “Medicine and Public Health in Latin America: A History” by Marcos Cueto and Steven Palmer, print resources, and art supplies.
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
Tags: Anthropology, Biomedicine, Discussion, Healing, International, Latin America, Lecture, Medicine, Public Health, Traditional Medicine
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, International Institute

International Institute Programming

The International Institute’s centers sponsor numerous conferences, lectures, exhibits, and cultural performances throughout the year. These events are designed to educate the university community and the public about global issues and inspire discussion and dialogue. 

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