2011 Symposium Working Group

Image of Mexico Working Group Summary Front PageScholars from northeast Brazil, Costa Rica, southeast Mexico, Nicaragua, Italy, and the United States gathered for a think-tank international week April 18-22, 2011 to examine Latin America’s equity-gap challenges using a community engagement approach. The MSU 2011 signature symposium, Diminishing Latin America’s Inequalities: Land, food and human health strategies, opened with a presentation by Ernesto Cardenal, Latin America’s foremost living poet, who spoke on The Origin of Species and Other Poems. The keynote address—Brazil’s Unified Health System May Promote Social Inequality: Paradox or dialectic?—was followed by invited speakers that addressed how rural families and communities suffer inequality. A post-symposium working group met to delineate collaborative actions to better meet intercultural needs and goals.

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