Puentes de Salud, a volunteer-run clinic, provides free medical care to undocumented immigrants in Philadelphia. Here, doctors and nurses work for free to serve people who would otherwise fall through the cracks.
ASYNCHRONOUS BLOG POST (Deadline 11/9 before the class)
1. Rent and watch the documentary Clínica de migrantes (Maxim Pozdorovkin, 2016)
2. In the comment section down below answer ONE of the following prompts (2oo-words minimum).
Describe the particular types of health care services provided by the organization Puentes de salud and how they are conceived of with Latin American undocumented migrants in mind.
According to the documentary, what are some of the challenges the undocumented regularly face in terms of health care? How the lack of access to health care is connected to other US societal issues?
Explain one of the migrant cases presented by the documentary. What is the narrative and/or argumentative function of following this person?
Respectfully interact with ONE of your classmates’ responses. Do you agree with their arguments and interpretations? Do you disagree? What other observations about Clínica de migrantes do you want to bring to the discussion?