24th Annual Daniel S. Sanders Peace and Social Justice Lecture
Promoting Social Justice and Human Rights for Migrants in the United States
Join us on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Alice Campbell Alumni Center Ballroom
601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana
In an effort to prevent deaths, humanitarian groups have been placing water in the Southern Arizona desert for 15 years. During that time aid has continually expanded to include trips into the desert with food and medical aid, establishment of a 24 hour medical camp in the desert, trips into Nogales, Mexico to provide help to deported migrants, including first aid and phone calls to families of the migrants. In 2012, volunteers, under the guidance of a local attorney, established a clinic to help students eligible for DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, to fill out and submit forms for deferred action. Over five hundred students have received deferred action papers giving them temporary legal status and work permits. Beginning this year, following the President’s announcement of Executive Action, these effort have expanded to include parents wanting to apply for DAPA, Deferred Action for Parental Accountability. Through all of these years Samaritans has daily driven and hiked into the desert searching for migrants lost, ill or injured. No More Deaths continues to staff the desert aid camp and volunteers from all over the country and other countries come to assist in the work in the desert.
We know that the humanitarian efforts have made a difference: lives have been saved, the ill and injured have recovered, and undocumented people are obtaining temporary legal status and the right to work. But there is much more work to be done. Families are being torn apart, discrimination and abuse of migrants continues and people are still dying in the desert. Throughout the United States these injustices persist and the battle against injustice must never falter.
This event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Norma Price, MD, currently lives in Tucson, Arizona, where her practice of medicine includes volunteering at a South Tucson clinic for the uninsured, volunteering her medical skills addressing needs of migrants in the desert and volunteering in Nogales, Sonora, treating deported migrants. She is a member of Tucson Samaritans and No More Deaths, two humanitarian groups based in Tucson for which she provides medical consultation and directs medical education for volunteers. Dr. Price has lived in Tucson for eighteen years and has volunteered with humanitarian groups for thirteen years, since the inception of Tucson Samaritans. After retiring she moved to Arizona from Atlanta, Georgia, where she was in private practice of Medical Oncology for fifteen years followed by practice of general medical and Travel Medicine in an Urgent Care clinic. Dr. Price received her M.D. degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, followed by Internship, Internal Medicine Residency, and Hematology Fellowship at City of Memphis Hospitals of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. She continued her post-doctorate studies at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, and fellowship in Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine and Winship Cancer Clinic in Atlanta, Georgia.