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March 18, 2021
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Las Cruces, NM 88001
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Big Read Healing Trauma and Resilience Building for Migrant Communities presented by Ryan Bemis of Crossroads Acupuncture

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Description: Over 70,000 refugees have sought asylum at the US-Mexico Border since 2017. Based out of Families and Youth, INC in Las Cruces, Crossroads Acupuncture and the Barefoot Acupuncture Movement have provided thousands of treatments for many of these migrants currently living within shelters, church sanctuaries and refugee camps. In addition, they have been training health promoters in Central America how to offer community acupuncture care, and improve the social fabric in these countries where as many as 30% of the people lack access to basic healthcare. This talk with the Barefoot Acupuncture Movement’s co-founder, Ryan Bemis, will offer a brief history of the use of acupuncture internationally in addressing community trauma for refugees, prisoners and other displaced populations