Nurses in the Diaspora

Join Kularts for online convenings centered around the upcoming project Nursing These Wounds. Nursing These Wounds investigates the impacts of colonization on diasporic Pilipinx health and caregiving, particularly through the lens and stories of Pilipinx nurses, whose experiences with Westernized medical education and subsequent migrations laid the groundwork for the continuing global export of Pilipino labor, shaped the United States medical field, and created a fissure between traditional forms of knowledge and our community’s conceptions of well-being.

This panel made up of nurses and scholars, will dialogue on the history and state of Pilipinx nurses in the diaspora. Learn more at the Event Brite link here.

This project is funded by the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation and the San Francisco Arts Commission.

Moderated by Jason Magabo Perez, Ph.D.

Some additional information from the organizers:

“Maybe you’re a nurse, your tita or tito is a nurse, or your lola immigrated to the US to work as a nurse, or you might not be a nurse, but you have nurses in your family. Whatever the stories, we would love to hear them. We welcome you to share as much or as little information as you are comfortable with. All of your responses will provide us the inspiration to tell a fictional story of healthcare workers in the US. Please note that this survey may take about 10 minutes to complete. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at Thank you for your support and we can’t wait to hear about your stories! – fill out this survey and share with others!

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