UH to host panel on effects of Trump presidency

He has called for the construction of “a great wall” on the Mexican border and a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”  Now that Donald Trump will be our next President, some are wondering how his administration will affect certain groups of people. America’s immigrant, minority and refugee communities have questions about what will happen once President-elect Trump takes office.

The University of Houston is hosting a panel discussion and Q&A session at 4 p.m. Monday, November 28, in the Graduate College of Social Work (official name of building is GCSW). The event is co-sponsored by the UH Center for Immigration Research, the Center for Mexican American Studies and the Department of Sociology.  The event is open to media.

The following UH faculty members are scheduled to participate: Geoffrey Hoffman, director of the UH Law Center Immigration Clinic; Luis Torres, associate dean of research and strategic partnerships for the Graduate College of Social Work; Emran El-Badawi, director of Middle Eastern Studies; Christina Sisk, associate professor of Hispanic Studies, and Jodi Berger Cardoso, assistant professor in the Graduate College of Social Work.

What: Panel Discussion and Q&A session on Trump’s Impact on Immigrant, Minority and Refugee Communities
When: 4 p.m. – Monday, Nov. 28
Where: University of Houston, Graduate College of Social Work, Room 102

3511 Cullen Blvd. Houston, TX 77204 (Entrance 14)

Map: http://www.uh.edu/maps/buildings/?short_name=sw

Who: UH Center for Immigration Research, the Center for Mexican American Studies and the Department of Sociology

About the University of Houston

The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation’s best colleges for undergraduate education. UH serves the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast Region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning and strategic industry partnerships. Located in the nation’s fourth-largest city, UH serves more than 43,700 students in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region in the country.