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Arizona: Public Health Students Host 13th Annual Social Justice Symposium

During National Public Health Week, students from the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, will host the 13th Annual Social Justice Symposium Friday, April 5, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern in Drachman Hall, 1295 N. Martin Ave. The event is free and open to the public.

The theme of the symposium is, Bridges & Barriers: Migration and Public Health. The keynote speaker is Dr. 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 will begin at 8:00 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 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Eastern at the UA Health Science Innovation Building, 1670 E. Drachman St.

The Social Justice Symposium is designed to engage students, faculty, staff, 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 and 520.626.3200.
Additional information about this event can also be found on the SJS web page and Facebook.