USD to Host Discussion on Humanitarian Aid for Unaccompanied Children

University of San Diego’s Trans-Border Institute (TBI) will host a public forum on the nature of the humanitarian crisis facing unaccompanied Central American children who arrive on our border, and what members of our community can do if they want to help to alleviate this crisis.

The event will be divided into two segments. In the first, TBI Director Ev Meade will provide a general overview of the issue, emphasizing: the number of children that are impacted and the trials they are facing in their homeland; what we know about the conditions they face in transit; and how the present crisis fits into broader global and historical immigration patterns.

In the second segment, distinguished USD alum Enrique Morones, Director of the Border Angels, will discuss the multi-faceted effort to provide legal representation, social services, shelter, food, and clothing to these children here in Southern California, and how concerned community members can contribute to this effort.

Representatives of Casa Cornelia Law Center will be on hand to take questions regarding the legal issues facing these children; and representatives of community organizations that work with immigrant youth, who will be able to answer questions about the challenges they face in the United States.

The event is free and open to the public. Media are welcome to attend.

The talk will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15 at the Institute for Peace & Justice Theater.

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 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’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 recently concluded our successful $317M Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represented the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that 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.