AMY GOODMAN at WNY Peae Center 50th Year Dinner








MEF students in Belize                                              photo by Armando Alfonso

MEF Students in Belize                              Photo by Armando Alfonso

Monday January 22

 Cancer Vaccine

Between Cuba and Buffalo

Canisius College Science Hall

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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

 Puerto Rico

Devastation and Relief Efforts

Canisius College Science Hall

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Speakers to be announced

Monday March 26

US Immigration Policy

Laws and Their Human Cost

Canisius College Science Hall

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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

Canisius College Science Hall

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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.