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Children in Crisis: Dehumanization and Immigration Detention

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Date(s) - September 28, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Willow Meadows Baptist Church


This community event is open to the public and free of charge. Moderated by Houston Executive Director Anne Chandler, the conversation begins with a panel of physicians and faith leaders and focuses on the deprivations children in detention face, beginning with the conditions from which they flee, through the harrowing journey, and finally ending with the devastation of incarceration or deportation. How are these policies affecting the physical, mental health of both the children being targeted and the health of our communities where these things are happening? How are different faith traditions interpreting these events with respect to their own morals, beliefs, practices, and texts?

The panel will be immediately followed by optional small group discussions for members of the audience who want to discuss the issues and explore ways to take action. Physicians in attendance will have the unique choice to plug into detention work and forensic evaluations with Physicians for Human Rights or to participate in the interdisciplinary groups open to all. This event is a great opportunity to educate yourself and others who may be interested but unaware about the scope of this problem.

To learn more and register, visit tinyurl.com/ChildrenInCrisisNow.