Telling Stories of Our Work along the U.S. Border

Panel Presentation

Mary Ann Drake, Professor, Dept. of Nursing

Anne Geraghty-Rathert, Professor, Dept. of Legal Studies

Silvia Navia, Professor of Spanish

Cathy Periandri, Student in Nursing

9-10 am, Library Conference Room (Library 120)

This session features a panel discussion between faculty and one of the undergraduate students who went on a service trip to Alamo, Texas over fall break. Following changes this summer in the U.S. family separation policy along the U.S/Mexico border, a program (ARISE) was identified for a service trip. ARISE was founded 30 years ago by a Mercy Sister and focused on empowerment of women living in the colonias along the U.S.-Mexico border. Following an August trip, Mary Ann returned with hopes of another trip. Over fall break, three faculty (plus retired faculty member Anne Schappe) and 6 undergraduate students (4 in Nursing and 2 Journalism students, one with a double major in Spanish) travelled to south Texas. We spent four days working along the Mexican border. We offered assistance in requested areas of need: Anne focused on immigration concerns and training to increase interviewers for asylum applications; the nurses offered health screenings, health education, and consulted on current health services; Silvia helped everyone with translation.
Another trip is being planned over spring break with faculty/students in International Languages and Cultures, Legal Studies, and Nursing.


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This event is part of Webster's Teaching Festival. For a full lineup of Teaching Festival events, please visit the Teaching Festival website.

Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 9:00am to 10:00am

Emerson Library, Library Conference Room (120)
101 Edgar Road, 63119


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