Comunidad y Salud / Community and Wellness:
Latinas/os, Medicine and the New Health Humanities

DATE: Friday, February 20, 2015

LOCATION: Highlander Union Building (HUB 302)
University of California, Riverside

ADVANCE REGISTRATION: tomasriveraconference.ucr.edu

OPENING & Quetzal (Grammy Award Winners) PERFORMANCE: 11 am
KEYNOTE PLENARY: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
WORKSHOPS: 1:30 pm – 3:15 pm


  • Doctors in the field and on the frontlines
  • Documentary film screening of CODE BLACK
  • Mental health diagnosis and treatment
  • Elder and hospice care
  • Addiction and recovery
  • Health advocacy through music
  • Storytelling and community wellness
  • Building of personal and communal fiscal health

CLOSING ROUNDTABLE: 3:30 – 4:45 pm

Reaffirmation of Hippocratic Oath by Students from the UCR School of Medicine and Medical Community: 4:45 – 5:00 pm

For detailed information about the conference and related events, as well as a complete list of featured guests at the reception, see our webpage: tomasriveraconference.ucr.edu. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

The Tomás Rivera Conference is free and open to the public but requires confirmed registration the morning of the conference to reserve lunch and participation in Master Class Workshop (tickets given at on-site registration desk). Advance RSVP at tomasriveraconference.ucr.edu or in-person 10:30 am, Feb. 20 @ the Highlander Union Building (HUB) UC Riverside. 

NOTE: There will be a special in-the-community event February 19, the evening before the Rivera Conference. Luis Alfaro (MacArthur “Genius” Fellow) will present a one-night only performance of his latest solo play, ST. JUDE, about Alfaro’s care for his father in the year following his dad’s heart surgery and the ensuring lessons of health and healing.



 “Tomás Rivera” image by Barbara Carrasco
Promotions layout and design by Shari Schneider