Claremont McKenna College

January 19, 2011

Vol. 26 , No. 07   

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Pragmatic Solidarity and Breaking the Cycle of Poverty and Disease
LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m.; LECTURE 12:00 p.m.

Jessica Beckerman is the co-executive director and founder of Project Muso, a non-profit global health organization and a partner project of Partners In Health. Project Muso operates health care, microfinance, community mobilization, and non-formal education programs in Yirimadjo, Mali — an area of 20,000 people in the 5th poorest country in the world. Jessica’s talk will delve into Project Muso’s integrated community-led approaches to development. She will discuss the moral imperative that drives her — and a growing movement of young people — to this work.

Jessica studied international development and public health at Brown University and has worked in Mali since 2004, where she was a Fulbright Scholar. Jessica has worked in West Africa with several organizations including the groundbreaking NGO Tostan, and she has also worked as a Project Manager at Partners In Health’s PACT Project, designing new community-based health care delivery systems for marginalized patients. She is currently a medical student at the University of California, San Francisco.

This lecture is sponsored by Social Enterprise Initiative (SEI) and The Center for Human Rights Leadership.

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