Gobblehook is the family name of the Displaced Persons, as mispronounced by Mrs. Shortley in Flannery O'Connor's short story "The Displaced Person."
Ms. Gobblehook's biography
I have taught community-based health work classes to student, neighborhood, church, and issues-based groups; and have spoken on power disparities and health outcomes at the 24th and 25th annual reproductive rights conferences hosted by the Civil Liberties and Public Policy program at Hampshire College.
I am the co-founder (with South African freedom fighter Mongezi Sefika wa Nkomo) of an organization through which I consult with health and community-based groups to promote approaches to health work that strengthen the fabric of the community.
As a street medic, I have provided first aid support at fourteen political actions, including the 2004 March for Women's Lives in Washington, D.C. and the 2006 Great Flood Commemoration March in New Orleans.
I ran an underground free health post in my inner-city neighborhood from 2003-2004, and currently assist in the development of a post- Katrina free integrative family medicine center I helped to found in September 2005.
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I have contributed to
| Buffalo Field Campaign | Declaration of Alma-Ata (1978) | Community health worker | Do no harm | Health post | Integrative medicine | People's Hurricane Relief Fund and Oversight Coalition (PHRF) | Primary health care | Second line | Thomas Merton Center for Peace and Justice | Where There is No Doctor | Wilderness First Responder