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Dr. Deanna L. Lewis, Director of the Center 4 Community Campus Connections, C4, believes research, education, and training are critical components to improve the experiences of transgender and gender-diverse populations. "Inequitable health disparities continue to persist within the LGBTQ+ communities. Additionally, within these communities, transgender and gender diverse populations suffer higher rates of adversities and significant health disparities related to gender identity." 

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Last March, the Haury Program launched a call for proposals to recruit and support the work of Indigenous scholars addressing the severe water access challenges faced by Native Americans and working on projects promoting tribal customs and governance, and traditional knowledge. The call was part of the Haury Program Native Pathways initiative to encourage collaborations among people and programs that engage in education, research, outreach, and other work devoted to Native and Indigenous issues.
   

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The Haury Program aims to promote innovative and distinctive projects advancing Indigenous voices. For this edition, we talked with Dr. Jennifer Jenkins, professor at the UArizona's English Department and the Southwest Center, and Principal Investigator of the Tribesourcing Southwest Film Project.