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ASPPH Presents Webinar: Academic Public Health and the Family Immigration Crisis

ASPPH will hold a special webinar to provide current information about the status and implications of the Trump Administration’s migration and immigration policy changes and their impact on migrant families. The session also will focus on what schools, programs, faculty, and students can do to have their voices heard on immigration and migrant issues, as well as what individuals they can do locally to help affected children and families.

The webinar will feature presentations from various experts including immigration lawyers, Congressional staff, representatives from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Psychological Association, higher education advocates involved in immigration issues, and the director of a child advocacy legal clinic.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • The Current Status of Immigration Policy Changes and Litigation
  • Congressional Action on Immigration Issues
  • Health Impacts on Affected Children and Parents
  • Being an Effective Advocate on Immigration and Other Issues
  • Advocating on Federal Policies on Immigration Issues
  • Making a Difference in Your Community

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 advocacy@aspph.org for additional details.

Please share information on this special event with your faculty, staff and students.

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  • Moderator

    Michael P. Eriksen, ScD, ScM

    Dean and Regents’ Professor, Georgia State University School of Public Health

  • Presenters

    Lee Gelernt

    Deputy Director, Immigrants’ Rights Project, American Civil Liberties Union

    Devadatta (Debu) Gandhi, JD

    Associate Counsel, Office of Senator Richard J. Durbin

    Marsha Griffin, MD

    Chair, Immigrant Working Group, American Academy of Pediatrics and Clinical Professor, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

    R. Gabriela Barajas-Gonzalez, Ph.D

    Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health, Center for Early Childhood Health & Development, NYU School of Medicine

    Miriam Feldblum

    Executive Director, Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration

    Randi Mandelbaum, JD, LLM

    Distinguished Clinical Professor of Law, the Annamay Sheppard Scholar, and the Director of the Child Advocacy Clinic, Rutgers Law School

    Tony Mazzaschi

    Senior Director for Policy and Research, Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health