#NoJudgment: A Vaccine Confidence Campaign Created By and For Immigrant and Refugee Youth

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If you liked Mothers x Mothers and Vaccination Is, you'll love #NoJudgment, the latest collaboration between NRC-RIM and nonprofit design firm IDEO.org. 

#NoJudgment is a toolkit that offers resources for community-based organizations and individuals to help de-escalate the often polarized conversations that are taking place around the COVID-19 vaccine among young people in refugee, immigrant and migrant (RIM) communities.

The toolkit was designed with public health actors and community based organizations in mind, and was created in partnership with a Youth Design Collective consisting of five young people who we’ll hear from during this upcoming webinar.

By using the tools in #NoJudgment we hope you can invite youth in your community to engage in meaningful conversations around the COVID-19 vaccine. 

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Syreeta Wilkins, NRC-RIM

Syreeta is the communications strategist for the National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants and Migrants (NRC-RIM), where she leads the communications efforts for the center as well as guides the creation and dissemination of health communications materials.

She has more than a decade of experience in strategic communications, specializing in internal communications, electronic media, and diverse and multilingual communities. Before joining the team at NRC-RIM, she led communications for K-12 public schools, most recently focusing on crisis communications and other efforts related to her school district's COVID-19 response.

Syreeta holds a master's degree in linguistics from New York University, where she explored socioeconomic influences on Spanish-speaking immigrants' speech patterns. She holds a bachelor's degree from Macalester College.

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Ridhi Arun, IDEO.org

As Program Manager, Ridhi brings her experience in design program management and passion for refugee health and rights to support the development of community-led solutions for refugee, immigrant, and migrant communities related to COVID-19.

She previously worked across global health projects at IDEO.org, supporting partnerships and design teams. Prior to IDEO.org, Ridhi worked with Partnerships for Trauma Recovery, a non-profit which provides mental health services for refugees and asylum-seekers who have resettled in the Bay Area, where she developed a monitoring and evaluation study for their clinic and was trained in trauma-informed research practices.

Ridhi graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a BS in Neuroscience, and the University of California, San Francisco with an MS in Global Health Sciences.

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Claudia Sosa Lazo, IDEO.org

As a Business Design Lead, Claudia blends tangibility with inspiration to help teams create meaningful solutions that scale, and leads the Vaccine Confidence program work at IDEO.org with this lens.
Claudia previously worked as Head of Design and Research at Wave Money, a fast-growing fintech based in SE Asia. Her commitment to implementation stems from a background in product management. She’s worked on solutions at all stages of the product lifecycle and across sectors as varied as blockchain and agriculture.

Claudia holds an MBA from Yale School of Management and a BA in Philosophy and Creative Writing from Columbia University.

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