The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is hosting a panel discussion, “Separated: Children at the Border, A Health and Human Rights Perspective,” on Monday Sept. 17.
Over the last few month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection separated hundreds of families who crossed the U.S. border from Mexico, many of whom were seeking asylum in the United States. In some cases, U.S. border officials failed to return children to their families promptly after parents were released, some were actually deported from the U.S. without their children. Although a recent executive order halted the separations, many children still have not been reunited with their families.
Panelists will discuss the potential short- and long-term health implications of family separation on children and their families. Issues of human rights law together with comparisons to other countries’ practices will be discussed.
The event is sponsored by the Bloomberg School’s Center for Humanitarian Health, Center for Public Health and Human Rights, the Office of Public Health Practice and Training and the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health.
Noon – 1:15 p.m. ET
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Sommer Hall, E2014
615 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21205
The event will be live-streamed from the event page and is open to the public.
Registration required. Space is limited.
To register, contact Ms. Ashley Boston at firstname.lastname@example.org.