Peace through Health in Action - The McMaster Experience

Organizer

Neil Arya

Facilitators & Speakers

Eva-Maria Schwienhorst
Ehase Agyeno
Joanna Santa Barbara (through Skype)

Summary

This workshop will reflect on 20 years of positive action beginning with the first Gulf War, going through studies of mental health and inspiring peace project work in Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Palestine and Croatia.  We will see examples of how doctors can work in collaboration with other non health professionals: teachers, artists, anthropologists and social workers to lead to improve both health and peace.  We then can explore what students might do in different contexts in the Global North and South, both in zones of violent conflict and in contexts of disparity and marginalization.

Location

Room 206