Panel : Why We Die

Why We Die

May 26, 2021
4:00 – 5:00p

FREE virtual event
Live on facebook & YouTube

The combination of medical neglect, lack of access to remote jobs, lack of access to tele-medicine technology, higher likelihood of pre-existing conditions, fear of detention & deportation from ICE, and a disproportionate risk to exposure due to their jobs, are systematic drivers to the alarming death rates in the Latinx undocumented community.

Whether it’s about access to hormone therapy or easier access to HIV tests or treatment, these disparities reveal the intersectional risk that Queer Latinx folks are facing and desperately navigating. During this conversation we will examine the ways in which this already underserved population has been systematically less treated and as a result most in danger of infection and death.

Panel will feature perspectives from Dr. Eden Almasude, Alison Martinez Carrasco, and Luis Magaña.The panel will moderated by Latinx Program Officer Max Cisneros.

This conversation will be in English.

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Our speakers (from left to right) : Alison Martinez Carrasco, Luis Magaña, and Dr. Eden Almasude
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About Our Speakers

Dr. Eden Almasude – Speaker

Dr. Almasude (she/her) is an organizer with the Semilla Collective of New Haven and a resident physician at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She is Indigenous (Amazigh), which is the base of her work in both healthcare and community organizing. Most recently, she has been part of the Husky for Immigrants coalition to end the discriminatory exclusion of Connecticut residents on the basis of immigration status.

Dr. Almasude es organizadora del Colectivo Semilla de New Haven y médico residente del Hospital Yale-New Haven. Ella es indígena (amazigh), que es la base de su trabajo tanto en el cuidado de la salud como en la organización comunitaria. Más recientemente, ha sido parte de la coalición Husky for Immigration para poner fin a la exclusión discriminatoria de los residentes de Connecticut por motivos de estatus migratorio.


Alison Martinez Carrasco – Speaker

Alison (she/her) is a community organizer and accomplice to young people’s fight for liberation. Alison uses she/her and ella pronouns, and is proud to be part of the Hearing Youth Voices team as Membership Coordinator. She lives for building community from a place of love. She is a learner, observer, and creative. She is a white migrant woman born in Ecuador and committed to anti-racism work. She has lived in Connecticut for twenty-three years and started her activism and organizing in 2012 with Connecticut Students for a Dream. When she is not building and sustaining Hearing Youth Voice’s membership, she is diving into poems, making flower arrangements, and dancing into different dimensions.


Alison es organizadora comunitaria y cómplice de la lucha de los jóvenes por la liberación. Alison usa sus pronombres / ella y se enorgullece de ser parte del equipo de Hearing Youth Voices como coordinadora de membresía. Vive para construir comunidad desde un lugar de amor. Ella es una aprendiz, observadora y creativa. Es una mujer migrante blanca nacida en Ecuador y comprometida con el trabajo contra el racismo. Ha vivido en Connecticut durante veintitrés años y comenzó su activismo y organización en 2012 con Connecticut Students for a Dream. Cuando no está construyendo y manteniendo la membresía de Hearing Youth Voice, se sumerge en poemas, hace arreglos florales y baila en diferentes dimensiones.

Luis Magaña – Speaker

Luis (he/him) is a PrEP Navigator at Southwest Community Health Center. He started working at the Center as an Outreach worker and has been there for 4 years. Originally  from California but now lives in Bridgeport. His favorite season is Fall and doesn’t like Winter.

Luis trabaja de Navegador de PrEP en La Clínica Southwest Community Health Center. Él comenzó a trabajar en el centro hace 4 años. Originalmente de California pero ahora vive en Bridgeport. Su estación favorita es el otoño y odia el invierno.