Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Experts in Community Health and Law to Lead Migration Issues Panel Discussion

Free event hosted by Galveston Reads will be held at 3pm on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at The Original Mexican Restaurant, 1401 Market St., Galveston Texas

Rebecca J. Hester, Ph.D., Anne Bronwyn Chandler, J.D., and AJ Halvorsen, R.N. will lead a Panel Discussion on Migration Issues as the last part of the Galveston Reads 2011 event series in March, 2011. Galveston Reads 2011 programming is based on the book, Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea. The Migration Issues Panel Discussion, free to the public, will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 3pm in The Original Mexican Restaurant located at 1401 Market St. in Galveston.

Panelists will share diverse and in-depth expertise and experience with the community.

Rebecca J. Hester, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor at the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health at UTMB. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Department of Politics, with an emphasis in Latin American and Latino Studies. Dr. Hester’s interests include multiculturalism as it pertains to medical education.

Anne Bronwyn Chandler, J.D. is the Director of the Tahirih Justice Center in Houston. Formerly the Interim Director of the Immigration Clinic at University of Houston Law Center, Chandler has also worked as an immigration attorney for YMCA International Services.

AJ Halvorsen is a R.N. at St. Vincent’s House. Halvorsen has served in that capacity for the past five years, bringing together the medical, nursing, and social service community to meet Galveston’s needs.

For more information about this Galveston Reads event, contact the Rosenberg Library reference desk at 409-763-8854 ext. 115.