USD to Host Annual Sally Furay Lecture

The 17th Annual Sally Furay Lecture For the Voices That Have Not Been Heard will be held at the University of San Diego on Thursday, May 9. The lecture is presented by the University’s Trans-Border Institute (TBI) in partnership with Casa Cornelia Law Center and hosted in the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice (IPJ).

The focus of the lecture will be on protecting children in the realm of undocumented cross-border trafficking. Congressman Juan Vargas of California will be in attendance to discuss his recently introduced bill “The Child Protection Act of 2013.”

This year’s Oscar-winning film, "Inocente," will be screened and followed by a panel discussion. The panel will include local experts in the fields of immigration law, advocacy, and legal protection for children and victims of trafficking, domestic violence, and other serious crimes. Attorneys from Casa Cornelia will be in attendance to present their experiences and insights on "Inocente" and the hundreds of cases that they deal with similar to hers.

Who: Congressman Juan Vargas of California’s 51st Congressional District
What: 17th Annual Sally Furay Lecture For The Voices That Have Not Been Heard
Where: USD’s Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice
When: Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 7 p.m.

Reception immediately following the program

1.5 hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit are available for attorneys through Casa Cornelia Law Center.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Community Service-Learning. 

About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 9,000 students from 69 countries and 50 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. The university's eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD's Envisioning 2024 strategic plan capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.