Colonialism & COVID-19 with Alejandra Salemi

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Alejandra (Ale) Salemi, MPH joins Rebecca for a conversation on COVID and Colonization.
After graduating with her Masters in Public Health, Ale spent summer 2020 deployed as a contract tracer for the state of Florida during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We start this show with some time in a virtual sacred circle to breathe and reflect before we dive in to a heavy topic.
Tune in to hear Ale share how the disease disproportionately is harming migrant workers in Florida and gives insights into the way colonialism has affected BIPOC communities and our health and well-being.
She also offers a vision for a world where doctors, researchers, and clinicians come from diverse backgrounds, a future with empowered indigenous heath-care professionals who serve their communities from within. Now as a student at Harvard Divinity School, Ale is committed to bringing this vision to life through her own work bridging religion and public health.
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Podcast recommendation from Ale: https://www.jhsph.edu/podcasts/public-health-on-call/
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