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Heritage Healing Practices | Respecting Traditional Herbal Medicine

Jan
25
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

This presentation provides an overview of traditional herbal medicine; cultural connections from Africa to the Americas and lessons learned from experiences in the field with Indigenous plant medicine specialist in Africa, Jamaica, Guatemala and Costa Rica. Participants will understand the importance of plant medicine in the context of culture, health and spirituality.

Photo of Shakira Franklyn
Shakira Franklyn, CNM, MPH, NC-BC
Nurse Healer and Herbalist
Korpo Wellness, LLC

Franklyn is a multifaceted nurse healer and herbalist. She earned a Master of Science in midwifery from Georgetown University and a Master of Public Health from George Washington University. Franklyn obtained her bachelor's degree in nursing from Syracuse University. She has leveraged over 25 years of experience as a health-care professional, cultivating her passion for integrating holistic nursing practice and cultural understanding into Korpo Wellness, LLC. She has had the privilege to attend over 700 births in her career and was once a Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP) volunteer, coveting a unique partnership with the Peace Corps and Seed Global Health. Franklyn served as Visiting Midwifery Faculty in Liberia, West Africa, for a year. Her dedication to the people of the communities she taught, along with her ability to learn from the same people she serves, earned her the 2016-2017 Fellow in Global Clinical Education.

To request any disability-related accommodations for this event please contact the event coordinator at least three business days prior to the event.
Jan
25
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 3:00pm

AUDIENCE

Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni, Community
University of Arizona Health Sciences

LOCATION

Virtual

CONTACT

Lydia Kennedy
University of Arizona Health Sciences
Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion