Wednesday, February 19 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Montgomery Ross Fisher Building (MRF)
669 West 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089
The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work presents:
Issues & Insights: A Conversation about Immigration
Immigration can be a complex topic. USC faculty are working to understand and serve the unique needs of immigrants, refugees, and the communities they are part of. Join us for a candid and engaging conversation with two social work experts, Maria Hu and Omar Lopez, at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.
Professor Hu spent most of her career as a Psychiatric Social Worker for the LA Unified School District and is a consultant for the U.S. Department of Education as an educator on resilience strategies for educators. She developed a mental health initiative with the Consulate of El Salvador in Los Angeles to provide free short-term counseling regardless of immigration status.
Professor Lopez is a former undocumented immigrant from Mexico with significant professional experience in the field of immigration. He is the principal investigator of an international project that is seeking to improve the child protection system in El Salvador.
Both professors teach students in the USC Master of Social Work (MSW) program and use real world examples and research to prepare students to make impact in their communities.
Light refreshments and Q&A will follow.