Issues & Insights: A LIVE Conversation about Immigration

Published: Mar 14 2020

Immigration can be a complex topic. USC faculty are working to understand and serve the unique needs of immigrants, refugees, and the communities they are part of. Join us for a candid and engaging conversation with two social work experts, Maria Hu and Omar Lopez, at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.

Professor Hu spent most of her career as a Psychiatric Social Worker for the LA Unified School District and is a consultant for the U.S. Department of Education as an educator on resilience strategies for educators. She developed a mental health initiative with the Consulate of El Salvador in Los Angeles to provide free short-term counseling regardless of immigration status.

Professor Lopez is a former undocumented immigrant from Mexico with significant professional experience in the field of immigration. He is the principal investigator of an international project that is seeking to improve the child protection system in El Salvador.