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2019 Social Justice Symposium

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Thirteenth Annual Social Justice Symposium

This symposium marks the 13th anniversary of this student led event that has brought in a number of notable experts in the field of social justice. Please reserve the morning of Friday, April 5th to participate in and celebrate this wonderful event!


The Social Justice Symposium is a one day event to engage faculty, students, community members, and health professionals in dialogue to raise awareness and foster social change. The Symposium is run entirely by students at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona. The 13th Annual Social Justice Symposium will explore migrant health in the United States and create dialogue to raise awareness and foster social change.

Please join us for our pre-event, kicking off the symposium, on April 4th: Screening of "Health Undocumented", followed by a thoughtful panel.
Date Thursday April 4th, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Health Sciences Innovation Building

Keynote Speaker: Enrique Morones, PhD – President/Founder of Border Angels
Title: Bridges and Barriers: Migration and Public Health
Date: Friday April 5th, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Check-In & Registration: Begins at 7:30 a.m.
Location: Banner University Medical Center - Duval Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85724

Breakout speakers at UA Zuckerman College of Public Health 1295 N Martin Ave., Drachman Hall, Tucson, AZ 85724

Admission is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided to those who register by March 21st. Please register using link above.

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Keynote Bio

Enrique Morones, PhD

Enrique Morones, PhD is a Human Rights activist born in San Diego to Mexican parents who instilled in him a deep love for Mexico, spiritual faith and social justice. He is driven by the passage "For I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink." Matthew 25:35.

Enrique has a history of firsts—In 1998 he was the first person to be granted dual citizenship with Mexico, the first president of the San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Vice President in Major League Sports with the San Diego Padres bringing the first ever regular season games outside the US/Canada, the President and Founder of House of Mexico and President and Founder of Border Angels (saving migrant lives), an all-volunteer group. Enrique has been featured on NBC, CNN, CBS, BBC, NPR, Univision's Don Francisco Presenta, Televisa Nacional, Rocio en Telemundo and in countless other international media around the world. He frequently lectures and has more than held his own on shows with Bill O'Reilly and Lou Dobbs. Morones promotes the TRUTH about the migrant community. As a founder of Gente Unida (a human rights border coalition) in May of 2005, he has led the national effort against the vigilante Minutemen soundly shutting them down in California. He is recognized as one of the 100 most influential Latinos in the USA by Hispanic Business Magazine and his recognitions include being Frontline Human Rights international awardee for his lifelong dedication to Human Rights, 2009 National Human Rights Award, presented by Mexican President Felipe Caldron, 2010 California Spirit Award, presented, Gil Cedillo, and the Bishop Buddy Alumni award presented by the University San Diego.

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