Trauma at Our Borders: The Psychological and Economic Impact of U.S. Policies toward iImmigrants and Refugees

ICUJP's second "Speak Truth to Power" Justice Luncheon continues with an important conversation on Tuesday, May 16, about our current immigration system and treatment of refugees. We are honored to have the following panelists join us for this urgent and pressing topic: 

lissethflores_web.jpgDr. Lisseth Rojas-Flores of the School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary will present on the effects of immigration enforcement on children. Little research has been done to systematically document the psychological distress and academic challenges that children experience when their parents are detained or deported. The Latino Families Project, which Dr. Rojas directs, seeks to examine how immigration enforcement activities affect the well-being of immigrant families and citizen children. The goals of the study are to identify practical responses for immigration policymakers and to inform the development and practice of effective family and child mental health interventions for young Americans. She will describe the experiences of children and families affected by parental detention and deportation, and the consequences that pose unique mental health challenges for children.

maxresdefault_web.jpgJose Luis Hernandez, a young migrant from Honduras, will share his story of falling from the train (La Bestia) and losing his leg, arm and part of the other hand. Today he is president of an association of young people who have been mutilated along the migrant route.

 

 

 

 Location: Islamic Center of Southern California
(434 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020)

Tickets (including lunch): $20

Students & Seniors: $10
No one is turned away

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WHEN
May 16, 2017 at 11:30am - 2pm
WHERE
Islamic Center of Southern California
434 S Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90020
United States
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