About this Event
UCSF Healthcare Advocates for Social Justice invite you to join us on Thursday, August 31st at 4PM for a discussion called “Culturally Appropriate Services at Mujeres Unidas y Activas.” The talk will feature Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA) Support Services Program Director, Maria Jimenez and MUA Mental Health Program Director, Mirna Ruiz.
Mujeres Unidas y Activas is a Bay Area grassroots organization of Latina immigrant women with a dual mission of promoting personal transformation and building community power for social and economic justice. It aims to create an environment of understanding and confidentiality for its members, as well as empowering and educating them through trainings to build economic security and leadership. MUA staff work in diverse alliances on the local, regional, national, and international levels by organizing campaigns to win immigrant, workers’, and women’s rights.
In addition to Maria Jimenez’s primary role at MUA, she also coordinates counselor, facilitator, and certification trainings, as well as provides advice to MUA members with complicated cases. In addition to Mirna Ruiz’s primary role at MUA, she also manages all domestic violence programs at MUA and she has a background in law and playwriting.
This event was planned by a diverse group of UCSF staff who organized in response to the ongoing racial injustices. The goal of the UCSF Healthcare Advocates for Social Justice monthly speaker series is to promote critical thinking and action around intersectional structures of power, privilege, and racial oppression in clinical care, education, and beyond. We will continue to highlight the efforts of community antiracism activists.
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