Activism in New Paltz: SUNY New Paltz Global Medical Brigades / Asian and Pacific Islander Student Alliance

Name

SUNY New Paltz Global Medical Brigades

What They Do

SUNY New Paltz Global Medical Brigades is a student group whose goal is to educate the campus and the wider New Paltz community on some of the most pressing health issues around the world. These students work with licensed medical practitioners to set up medical clinics in rural areas of the globe that may have inadequate access to health care. These brigades head out to the communities every three or four months to provide their services. In addition to medical services, the Global Medical Brigades aid in projects that promote sustainable living and clean water.

How to Get Involved

If you’re interested in what SUNY New Paltz Global Medical Bridgades does, you can check out their weekly meetings in SUB 409 on Thursdays at 6 p.m. Want to get even more involved? Their next brigade will be held in Honduras from May 26 to June 1.

Who to Contact

You may contact SUNY New Paltz Global Medical Brigades through their email, npgmbhonduras15@gmail.com. 

Name

Asian and Pacific Islander Student Alliance

What They Do

The Asian and Pacific Islander Student Alliance is, as the name suggests, an alliance for Asian and Pacific Islander students at SUNY New Paltz. The Alliance’s main goals include creating safe spaces to talk about stereotypes and identity, making the student and academic body aware of issues pertaining to the alliance, forming relationships with other ethnic groups on campus and connecting with universal issues such as women’s and LGBTQIA+ rights. All of this contributes to creating a community where people are able to come together and find their own sense of self among like-minded people.

How to Get Involved

If you are interested in joining this organization, the Asian and Pacific Islander Student Alliance meet in SUB 402 every Tuesday from 8-9 p.m. To stay in touch with their upcoming events, follow them on Instagram         @apisanewpaltz and Facebook @newpaltzpisa

Who to Contact

You can get in touch with the New Paltz Asian and Pacific Islander Student Alliance by emailing apisanewpaltz@gmail.com

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