Dr. Shira Goldenberg & Stefanie Machado: Stigma and Im/migration


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Sep 21 2020 43 mins   3

We have two podcast guests on this episode of stigma and im/migration. Dr. Shira Goldenberg is an Assistant Professor of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University and Director of Research Education at the Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity. Her research focuses on sexual and reproductive health among im/migrant and refugee women, and the impact of laws and policies on sex workers’ health, safety and human rights. You can find her research here, Shira's twitter here and the Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity here. Stefanie Machado is a Research Associate at the Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity and a PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. Stefanie’s doctoral research focuses on intersectional determinants of im/migrant women’s sexual and reproductive health access during COVID-19 and beyond.

On this podcast we discuss the intersection of xenophobia, racism, COVID-19 stigma, and sex work stigma with stigma targeting im/migrants. Structural change, societal change, and individual change are needed to recognize dignity, rights and shared humanity to challenge im/migration stigma. We talk about learning from Black Lives Matter, migrant justice and rights work, defunding the police, sex worker rights movement, and standing up against harassment.

Episode hosted by Dr. Carmen Logie. Supported by funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation and Canada Research Chairs program. Original music and podcast produced by Jupiter Productions, who have various production services available to support your podcast needs.