The Evanston Public Library, Dear Evanston, and Evanston4All Solidarity Response Team will co-sponsor a panel of experts to inform direct service providers on the state of immmigration policy, mental health considerations, and resources available to support immigrants and the undocumented community.
The program will be held on Tuesday, May 23, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Levy Senior Center, Linden Room, 300 Dodge Ave. in Evanston.
This program is targeted to direct service providers including: educators, social workers, health providers, administrators, faith leaders, librarians, city employees and others who directly interact with our undocumented/immigrant community.
The panelists are:
- Jorge Mújica, Strategic Campaigns Organizer, ARISE Chicago. He will be addressing the current political and policy climate regarding undocumented immigrants and families.
- Dr. Virginia Quinonez, Center for Latino Mental Health, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology will discuss the social emotional effects of current immigration policy and how to address mental health needs.
- Luis Huerta-Silva, Administrative Relief Regional Trainer, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights will address legal concerns regarding public service spaces and legal obligations and rights as direct service providers to undocumented clients and students.
- Rachel Sollinger: Community Activist and ETHS parent, will address what is happening in Evanston to protect our families, what is Emergency Family Planning, practical tips and resources for supporting the community and being an ally.
Space is limited. Continuing education units available for educators. Please register at tinyurl.com/assistimmigrants.