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Yo Soy Lo Que Soy: Los Experiencias de Los Gay Inmigrantes de la Bahia de San Francisco Cross-Cultural, Community-Participatory Filmmaking as a Culminating.

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1 Yo Soy Lo Que Soy: Los Experiencias de Los Gay Inmigrantes de la Bahia de San Francisco Cross-Cultural, Community-Participatory Filmmaking as a Culminating Experience Project of the SFSU MPH Program Brad A. Vanderbilt Spring 2007

2 Problem Statement Gay Latino immigrants face significant challenges related racism and homophobia which pose important contextual factors that seriously impact individual and community health among gay Latino immigrants, and contribute to significant health disparities including a disproportionate burden of HIV infection.

3 Purpose To highlight, through a documentary film produced in a cross- cultural, community participatory process, ways that Bay Area gay-identified Latino immigrants cope with oppression and to increase awareness of ways gay Latino immigrants are building on community assets to create a stronger, more resilient community.

4 Four Big Ideas Social/contextual factors influencing individual/community health, and the impact of community engagement on health. Ways in which process-focused filmmaking within a social-justice framework may contribute to individual/community health. Challenges/opportunities in community-participatory health education. Challenges/opportunities in cross-cultural collaboration in health education.

5 Methods Formative Research Community Engagement Filmmaking Distribution Evaluation

6 Results Community Showcase Screenings /Community Forums Distribution Plan Process as Product Yo Soy Lo Que Soy

7 Findings Participants Reported: Project Created Space to Acknowledge Challenges Project Created Space to Celebrate Strengths Project Created Opportunities for Enhanced Social Support, Networks Project Reflected Respect and Concern for the Community Input Project Made a Positive Contribution to the Community

8 Conclusions: were all tied together… Cross-Cultural Collaborations for community health are as challenging as they are rewarding. Aspiring to cultural humility means learning that the best way to step up as a community leader is knowing when to step back. Community Participatory Health Education Requires An Ability to Let Go, Have Faith and Breathe. And it calls us to explore more deeply the ethical nuances of professional work on very personal issues in communities in which we have deep and extensive connections. Social and Contextual factors have a profound impact on the health of individual and communities, both for good and for ill. To encourage the good, and stem the bad, requires hard work up-stream and down. Process-focused filmmaking can make a powerful contribution to community health by creating an enduring document of the struggle to find community-based solutions to cope with and counter structural factors negatively impacting health.

9 Personal Reflections Intersectionality, Overlapping Communities Many Hats, Many Roles CBPR: this time, its personal Whats Love Got To Do With It?

10 Yo Soy Lo Que Soy: Los Experiencias de Los Gay Inmigrantes de la Bahia de San Francisco >

11 Besos+Abrazos SOMOS CAB Members, The Principals + The April 7th Shoot Team Members of AGUILAS, GELAAM, Hermanos + ProLatino Rafael Diaz + the César Chavez Institute Lisa Moore, José Ramon Fernandez-Peña + Rachel Poulin Raging Stallion Studios, Michael Brandon + Kent Taylor SF LGBT Center + DeFrank Center (SJ) Roma Guy, Vivian Chavez, Café Flore, Jamie Awad, Club Papi + Gloria Trevi Jose Carlos, Carlos, Carlos Alfredo, Alfredo, Alfredo, Nelson, Jesus, Rodrigo, Robert + Omar Andy, Erin, Ben, Jorge, Dani, Ernesto, Chris, Garza, Mama Dora, Giselle, Trauma Flintstone, Tom Orr, Jaqueline La Cubana, Mercedes Monroe the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the Love Shack, Samer, Roudi, Tarek, Tarek, Saed + Ghassan Injeanious, Rock Hard, Rythmo Latino, Eros, Nickel Spa CIN527, Vicky+Liliana, MPH Cohort 2007 Mom&Dad, TT&G, Penny, Naomi&Dan + Jean Drolet


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