One of our team meeting Dolores!
Thank you so much to everyone who has supported UAEM via GlobalGiving! We wanted to use this opportunity to provide a brief progress update and let you know that while we're deactivating this particular project on the platform you'll still be able to support our work via GlobalGiving via this project page. We've decided to deactivate one of the pages simply to reduce reporting and to increase the quality and frequency of our reports from the field! We think it's more strategic to maintain one Globalgiving page and regular updates rather than trying to manage two. We hope you'll agree. You can also sign up for other updates via our https://uaem.nationbuilder.com/sign_up
Latest Updates: our annual North American conference took place last month at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). From October 11 to 13, our team of teams built skills and community to advocate for access to medicines. The conference drew student activists from across the US and Canada and even included colleagues from Brazil, Colombia, and South Korea (which launched the first-ever chapter in the country earlier this year!).
In addition to giving our movement a boost of energy, the conference renewed the commitment to our vision of a world where everyone can afford the medications they need, no matter what their income. The UCLA student chapter, supported by UAEM staff, drove the event and shared their passion while showcasing their work to make Xtandi, a prostate cancer drug developed on the cancer, more accessible.
Activist icon and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Dolores Huerta inspired students through her keynote remarks while students expanded their perspectives through panels on topics such as the challenges of accessing health care in rural settings--both in the United States and internationally.
We'll be sharing further updates in our newsletter coming very soon! And don't forget to save the date again this year for Giving Tuesday!
Thank you for supporting UAEM!
Some of UAEM UCLA team!
Xtandi Campaign panel discussion
Student-led Xtandi vigil
Dolores Huerta during her keynote