ASPPH will hold a special webinar on Friday, October 26 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET, to provide current information about the status and implications of the Trump Administration’s immigration policy changes and their impact on migrant families. The session will also focus on what schools, programs, faculty, and students can do to have their voices heard on immigration issues, as well as what individuals they can do locally to help affected children and families.
Among the topics and presenters to be featured on the webinar are:
- The Current Status of Immigration Policy Changes and Litigation: Lee Gelernt, JD, Deputy Director, Immigrants’ Rights Project, American Civil Liberties Union (Mr. Gelernt is litigating the national class action involving the Trump administration’s immigrant family separation policy and earlier argued the first case challenging the Trump Administration’s travel ban on individuals from certain Muslim-majority nations.)
- Congressional Action on Immigration Issues: Devadatta (Debu) Gandhi, JD, Associate Counsel, Office of Senator Richard J. Durbin (D-IL)
- Health Impacts on Affected Children and Parents: Marsha Griffin, MD, Chair, Immigrant Working Group, American Academy of Pediatrics, and Clinical Professor, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and R. Gabriela Barajas-Gonzalez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health, Center for Early Childhood Health & Development, NYU School of Medicine
- Being an Effective Advocate on Immigration and Other Issues: Tony Mazzaschi, Senior Director for Policy and Research, Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health
- Advocating on Federal Policies on Immigration Issues: Miriam Feldblum, PhD, Executive Director, Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration
- Making a Difference in Your Community: Randi Mandelbaum, JD, LLM, Distinguished Clinical Professor of Law, the Annamay Sheppard Scholar, and the Director of the Child Advocacy Clinic, Rutgers Law School
Some schools and programs have expressed an interest in holding a local town hall for students, faculty and staff following the webinar. Webinar presenters will provide discussion questions that can help start local conversations. If you are interested in holding such a town hall, please email email@example.com for additional details.
The webinar will be moderated by Dr. Michael P. Eriksen, ScD, Dean, Regents’ Professor, School of Public Health, Georgia State University, and Chair, ASPPH Advocacy Committee.
To register for the webinar or for more information, go here.
Please share information about this webinar with interested faculty, staff, students, and alumni.