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Juana Calel

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Juana Calel

Community Health Promoter
Esperanza Community Housing Corp.


Juana Calel was born in Aguacatan, Huehuetenango in Guatemala. She is Maya Kiché and speaks the Maya Kiché language in addition to Spanish and English. In 1994 she came to the United States. In April 2001 she graduated from the Community Health Promoter Program of
Esperanza Community Housing Corporation. She continues her work at the Housing Corporation as a health promoter with EsperanSalud, providing training on nutrition, fish contamination and health, and health promotion.
2337 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles  California  90007
United States
Office Phone: 
(213) 748-7285
Office Fax: 
(213) 748-9360


The Center for Health Journalism’s two-day symposium on domestic violence will provide reporters with a roadmap for covering this public health epidemic with nuance and sensitivity. The first day will take place on the USC campus on Friday, March 17. The Center has a limited number of $300 travel stipends for California journalists coming from outside Southern California and a limited number of $500 travel stipends for those coming from out of state. Journalists attending the symposium will be eligible to apply for a reporting grant of $2,000 to $10,000 from our Domestic Violence Impact Reporting Fund. Find more info here!


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