Last week the UCLA Blum Center and UCLA Latin American Institute had the pleasure of hosting a panel discussion "Separating Facts from Fiction: Public Health Implication of Child Migrants from Central America" where we examined public health truths and fictions surrounding the migration of children to the United States from Central America while also exploring social service implications. With the assistance of UCLA Blum Center Director Michael Rodriguez as the moderator, a panel of academics, policy makers, and community advocates discussed historical context, the public health implications involved in cross-border migration and what's being done to provide services to these children. The event was a success as we had an audience of over 100 attendees. We would like to thank everyone that came out and supported our event and contributed to the discussion, especially the panelists for sharing their knowledge and insights about the different issues affecting migrant children.
Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda, MA, PhD
Associate Professor, UCLA Department of Chicana & Chicano Studies
Nicole Mitchell, MSC
Coordinator, School Enrollment Placement & Assessment Center Los Angeles Unified School District, Division of Student Health and Human Services
Hiroshi Motomura, JD
Susan Westerberg Prager Professor of Law, UCLA
Ninez Ponce, MPP, PhD
Professor, Department of Health Policy & Management, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Director, Center for Global & Immigrant Health
To view more photos of the event, click here.
For a podcast of the event, click here.