SAJAforum: PAKISTAN: An Update on Internally Displaced Persons

Back in July 2009, we took note of what experts then were calling an “impending humanitarian disaster“: the displacement of as many as 2.5 million individuals due to the government’s military offensive in the North-West Frontier Province. Soon thereafter, the Pakistan government announced plans to return displaced individuals to their homes, and mainstream news coverage of the crisis subsided and public attention turned elsewhere.

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DREXEL EVENT: Nisha Agarwal, “Luchando, Creando Poder Popular: A Community-Based Perspective to Fighting Health Disparities,” Wed Mar 31 @ 4:15pm

Nisha Agarwal, Director, Health Justice Program, New York Lawyers for the Public InterestCome hear Nisha Agarwal, Director of the Health Justice Program at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, discuss NYLPI’s use of law and organizing to address issues of racial and ethnic health disparities in New York City. Her talk will focus on two innovative campaigns: (1) improving access to pharmacies for limited English proficient individuals and (2) eliminating race and class segregation in academic medical centers. She will describe how these campaigns have evolved from community education and organizing to legal action to legislative victories and how law students can get involved in these projects and others.

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