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Nathalie Ahyi
Director of the NH Health and Equity Partnership
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December 2016: Seasons Greetings!

October 2016: Partnership Update

August 2016: Spotlight on Equity in NH

May 2016: Announcing Our New Priorities

March 2016: Working Together to Determine our New Priorities

January 2016: An Exciting Year for Health and Equity in New Hampshire!

October 2015: Welcome to Our First Newsletter!

 

Rinku Sen, President and executive director of Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice InnovationOn the night of February 8th Keene State College Office of Diversity and Multiculturalism hosted Rinku Sen, the president and executive director of Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation.  She is also the publisher of the award-winning news site Colorlines and the author of Stir It Up and Accidental American.  Ms. Sen delivered a lecture titled The Big Picture: Structural Racism, Equity and Intersectionality to students, faculty, and the public.  She is a visionary and pragmatist, and one of the leading voices in the racial justice movement.

Ms. Sen spoke passionately about the multicultural, pluralistic society we all live in.  She reviewed many of the executive orders that Mr. Trump has issued during his first 19 days in office and stated, “We have more to lose now because of our civil rights infrastructure we have built.”  Throughout her lecture she asked us to focus on three points when working for racial justice.

Yemi MahoneyYemi Mahoney came to New Hampshire to challenge herself, share her love of education, and support diversity on a college campus.  A first-generation college student, she comes from a family that placed a strong emphasis on education, even though her parents didn’t attend college themselves. Her mother was raised in a small town in Mississippi, the oldest of 10 children.  Her father dropped out of high school because he hated it and thought it wasn’t “cool”. However, when he realized that people with high school diplomas were getting better factory jobs, he went back to school and obtained his GED. Her parents instilled in young Yemi the value of education and the expectation that she would definitely be going to college. Yemi’s graduation from Northwestern University in 1993 was a very proud moment for her entire family. However, Yemi didn’t stop there; she continued her studies and completed a Masters of Arts degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Dayton.

Eva Castillo and the late Nabil Migalli in the studio for an episode of the Girard at Large Manchester radio program in 2016New Hampshire said goodbye to a great community leader with the passing of Nabil Migalli on December 6th of last year. The Egyptian-born social worker and community organizer had lived in New Hampshire for the past 35 years. 

Nabil’s work centered on Arab-American matters as well as outreach to immigrant and refugee groups in New Hampshire. In this role, Nabil saw first-hand the barriers that newcomers face.

He became involved with nearly ten community groups in the Manchester area and across New Hampshire. Some of his most passionate work was done on behalf of the Arab-American community. Nabil co-founded the New Hampshire American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee as well as the Arab-American Forum, and a NH non-profit organization “Educating for Justice”. 

The NH Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration is a partnership of individuals and organizations working together to eliminate cancer, the leading cause of death in the state.  The Cancer Collaboration’s Equity Task Force recently released a report, Examining Preventive Cancer Screening Rates Among Vulnerable Adults in New Hampshire, which found a correlation between social determinants of health and lower cancer screening rates within vulnerable populations in our state.