Founder of Immigration Advocacy Group ‘Border Angels’ to Visit UA

Mar 20, 2019

Migration and public health is the topic of the 13th annual Social Justice Symposium (SJS), Friday, April 5, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Drachman Hall, 1295 N. Martin Ave., Tucson. The event is free and open to the public.

The keynote speaker is Enrique Morones, founder and director of San Diego-based Border Angels, an organization that advocates for human rights, humane immigration reform and social justice, with a special focus on issues related to the United States-Mexico border. The keynote, “Bridges & Barriers: Migration and Public Health,” will begin at 8 a.m. in DuVal Auditorium at Banner - University Medical Center Tucson, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m.

To kick-off the symposium, a free screening of the documentary film, “Health Undocumented,” followed by a panel discussion, will be held Thursday, April 4, from 6-9 p.m., at the UA Health Sciences Innovation Building, 1670 E. Drachman St.

The Social Justice Symposium is designed to engage students, faculty members, community members and health professionals in a dialogue to raise awareness and foster social change. The event is managed entirely by students of the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided to those who RSVP. For more information and questions, please contact Gisela Ochoa at ochoag@email.arizona.edu or 520-626-3200. Additional information about this event also can be found on the SJS web page and Facebook.

About the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

Established in 2000, the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona Health Sciences is the first nationally accredited college of public health in the Southwest. Today the college remains the only accredited college of public health in the state of Arizona, with campuses in Tucson and Phoenix. The college enrolls more than 1,100 students per year across degree programs at the bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and doctoral levels. Through research, education and community engagement, the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health continues to find solutions to public health problems in Arizona, the Southwest and globally. For more information: publichealth.arizona.edu (Follow us: Facebook | Twitter)

About the University of Arizona Health Sciences

The University of Arizona Health Sciences is the statewide leader in biomedical research and health professions training. The UA Health Sciences includes the UA Colleges of Medicine (Phoenix and Tucson), Nursing, Pharmacy and Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, with main campus locations in Tucson and the growing Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix. From these vantage points, the UA Health Sciences reaches across the state of Arizona and the greater Southwest to provide cutting-edge health education, research, patient care and community outreach services. A major economic engine, the UA Health Sciences employs approximately 4,000 people, has approximately 800 faculty members and garners more than $140 million in research grants and contracts annually. For more information: uahs.arizona.edu (Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn | Instagram)

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