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Health Day at AltCity!

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Where: AltCity, located on floor M of the Montreal Building on Hamra Street, Beirut, Lebanon

When: Sunday, December 9th, 10am-2pm.

The Migrant Workers Task Force (MWTF) and AltCity are organizing a health day for migrant/domestic workers in Lebanon.

All Migrants coming to Health Day will receive a number and wait until that number is called out. Meanwhile, there will be slide shows about prevention on certain topics as well as a prevention booth in the waiting room.

Topics will include proper nutrition guidelines, how to prevent back, neck and knee pain as well as prevent damage from lifting heavy objects, prevention of damage from toxic ingredients used at home and what to do if exposed to these ingredients, protection from sexually transmitted infections, and protection & prevention of breast cancer.

We will have 7-10 teams of interns. Each team is made by 3 interns who will be measuring Arterial Tension, doing free simple Blood Glucose tests to migrants who didn’t have their breakfasts and who are above a certain age, measuring height and weight and taking the assessment for any complaint that migrants might have. Pap smear tests will be also be done privately in a separate room.

For more information, contact Omar Harfouch (70-648-195, omar.harfouch9@gmail.com).
 
 
Community Day with AltCity
 
DSC_0285Where: AltCity, located on floor M of the Montreal Building on Hamra Street, Beirut, Lebanon
 
When: Sunday, December 16, 12pm-4pm.
 
 
 
 
Community Day is being organized by Migrant Workers Task Force and AltCity. It will bring together Lebanese, migrant workers, and expats living in Beirut in order to encourage and facilitate joyful interaction between diverse communities. Everyone is invited for a day filled with food, activities, and storytelling to spread awareness of issues that migrant workers face in Lebanon. Participants are encouraged to bring a dish to eat and a friend to join in our effort to break down social boundaries.
 
During Community Day, an exhibition of photo stories created by migrant workers plus a series of infographics visualizing migrant workers’ rights and issues will also be launched at AltCity. The photo exhibition entitled “Lens On Life” is the result of a series of multimedia workshops led by Ann Megalla and AltCity. The infographic exhibition entitled “Visualizing Migrant Rights” is the result of a series of information design workshops led by Joumana Ibrahim.
 
This event and exhibition falls under AltCity’s “Media for Human Rights” program that is being supported by the Netherlands Embassy in Lebanon.
 
For more information, click here.