MEF students in Belize photo by Armando Alfonso
MEF Students in Belize Photo by Armando Alfonso
Monday January 22
Between Cuba and Buffalo
Kelvin Lee, MD, Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy Program at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, on his vaccine work with the Centro de Immunologia Molecular in Havana, and how science and medicine can work across national barriers.
"It has been a very interesting journey!
Monday February 26
Devastation and Relief Efforts
Speakers to be announced
Monday March 26
US Immigration Policy
Laws and Their Human Cost
A Panel that will be coordinated by local groups
that advocate for refugees and immigrants will discuss the consequences of our policies for the over 1% of our human population that has found themselves suddenly having to leave everything and try to save the lives of their familiy members.
Monday April 23
Furthering Educational Choices for Mayas in Chiapas and Belize
Christine Eber & Laura McClusky
will discuss the efforts of educated Mayas in Belize and Chiapas to create educational opportunities for Maya children and youth and the many obstacles to schooling, such as finances and racism. Laura will focus on Belize, Christine on Chiapas. They will also provide an historical perspective on education, Laura by comparing experiences of students in Belize with those of their teachers and mentors; Christine by reading excerpts from her forthcoming novel about women in Chiapas, When a Woman Rises. Both are anthropologists and current and past board members of the Maya Educational Foundation (MEF) which provides scholarship support to programs in Belize, Chiapas, and Guatemala.