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Ethnography and Design: Mutual Provocations is made possible through funding from the UC Office of the President, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, and participating units across University of California campuses.
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Saturday, October 29 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Exploring Concepts of Care and Vulnerability in the Co-Design of Health Interventions

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The session will commence with workshop leaders presenting a brief account of our experiences in the co-design of a visual narrative intervention to support knowledge sharing of family mental wellness concerns, and strategies for addressing them among East African refugee and immigrant community members in a nonclinical setting. Next, each of the leaders will frame a question for the group to consider in relation to cultural vulnerability and critical community-based care practices, and will engage the participants in sharing relevant ideas and experiences through a performance-based activities we have used in our project.
From its inception our case study project has been conceived in close collaboration among the interdisciplinary team at UCSD and United Women of East Africa, the leading community organization dedicated to culturally competent health services, education, and advocacy for East African women and families in San Diego.

Our team has co-designed graphic-novel style stories of refugee/immigrant family experiences that we will embed in an mHealth tool for facilitating peer to peer groups in community settings. Co-design of the tools employed situates affected community as expert partners in dialogue with biomedical practitioners, health communication specialists, and active promoters of “community mental health competence” (Campell & Burgess, 2012). This work is guided by the assertions that progress toward health equity and full social inclusion must be founded upon equitable and deeply interactive design, structure and governance of community-based research processes (Ellis et al., 2007; Miller, 2004).

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Sahra Abdi

Executive Director, United Women of East Africa
Sahra Abdi is a community activist and a respected advocate for refugees from Somalia in San Diego. She is founding executive director of United Women of East Africa Support Team (UWEAST). Since 2008, UWEAST has worked to improve culturally competent health services and education... Read More →
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Lauren Berliner

Assistant Professor of Media and Communication Studies and Cultural Studies, University of Washington Bothell
Lauren S. Berliner is an Assistant Professor of Media and Communication Studies and Cultural Studies at University of Washington Bothell, where she teaches courses on media praxis and participatory media culture. Her research engages ongoing transformations in everyday and amateur... Read More →
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Sol D'Urso

Ph.D. Student in Anthropology, University of California, San Diego
Sol D’Urso is a licensed mental health clinician and Adjunct Faculty at University of San Diego, Marriage and Family therapy master program. Sol has 11 years of experience as a mental health clinician working with survivor or torture, immigrants and their families in San Diego and... Read More →
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Bethlehem Degu

Program Manager, United Women of East Africa
Bethlehem Degu was born in Ethiopia and has lived in San Diego for over 20 years. She is a Program Manager at United Women of East Africa Support Team. Bethlehem is currently pursuing her Master’s in Public Health at San Diego State University.
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Brian Goldfarb

Associate Professor of Communication, University of California, San Diego
Brian Goldfarb is Associate Professor of Communication at the University of California, San Diego. His research and creative production focus on visual/digital culture, disability and education. His book, Visual Pedagogy, considers media technologies used advance models of pedagogy... Read More →
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Jama Mohamed

Program Coordinator, United Women of East Africa
Jama Mohamed, Program Coordinator-Making Connections Initiative, is a refugee from Somalia and has lived in San Diego since 1996. Jama has been engaging young men in community leadership projects since 2008, first as a youth leader with MAAC Project and later as a student counselor... Read More →
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Riley Taitingfong

PhD Student in Communication, University of California, San Diego
Riley Taitingfong is a third year PhD student in Communication at UCSD. Her work is centered primarily around minority health and health technologies. In particular she is interested in working collaboratively with indigenous communities to coproduce new health-related media and technologies... Read More →

Saturday October 29, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
SSB 105