Refugees, Asylees & Social Work on the US | Mexico Border

MAY 4th | 2019

EVENT 4 - 8:30PM | RECEPTION 8:30 - 10:30PM

OUR EVENT IS SOLD OUT – Link to live stream below
Questions & Concerns? Email us at


Illustration by Daniela Carvahlo


Photo by Omar Martínez

Our Mission is to mobilize and inform a binational community of students and social workers about the current socio-political and mental health issues of asylees and refugees on the US/Mexico border in order to protect and expand human rights, create effective binational collaborations, and showcase binational internships and opportunities at SDSU.


Registration for the event will be open from 3:15pm to 3:45pm. At registration, you will be given a name tag and a translation device if you are not bilingual English/Spanish. Please make sure to plan time for parking and walking to the venue. Keep in mind that walking from the Veteran’s Museum parking lot to the venue can take about 10-15 minutes.

4:00 - 4:30 Opening Keynote
Dr. María Luisa Zúñiga
Professor, SDSU School of Social Work
4:30 - 5:15Films by
Kayla Mulholland, MSW

Adriana Trujillo

Marlene "Mo" Morris

Paloma Martinez
5:15 - 6:30 1st Panel
Kate Clark, JD
Jewish Family Services
SD Rapid Response

Nicole Ramos, JD
Al Otro Lado

Lic. Mary Galvan
Instituto Madre Assunta

Dr. Aida Silva
Universidad Autónoma de Baja California
6:30 - 6:45 Break
6:45 - 8:00 2nd Panel
Rachel Mahoney, MSW
Survivors of Torture, International

Claudia Gonzalez, MSW
Binational Clinical Social Worker

Dr. David Engstrom
Professor, SDSU School of Social Work

April Moo
SDSU Student
Karen Organization
8:00 - 8:30 Q&A and Closing
8:30 - 10:30 Reception with Food and Drinks
Music by Radio Guacamaya
Museum of Photographic art image

Bination Social Work Conference


The Museum of Photographic Arts

On the map, MOPA is building #14. If the lots in and around MOPA are full, we suggest using street parking available on Park Boulevard or parking in the lot near the Veterans Museum, which is #39 on the map, (which is on the other side of Park Blvd).

Balboa Park Map 2018


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