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Lehman College hosts Health Equity Summit, Migration and Health: A Human Rights Perspective

This event has already taken place.Dec. 7, 1 – 5 pm.

WHO: CUNY Institute for Health Equity (CIHE) at Lehman College
WHAT: Migration and Health with a Human Rights Perspective: Challenges and Opportunities
WHERE: Lehman College Lovinger Theatre
250 Bedford Park Blvd West
WHEN: Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 6-7, Beginning at 9 a.m.

Keynote addresses:

Day 1: Dec. 6, 2023

9:00 a.m.    Keynote speaker – Councilwoman Pierina Ana Sanchez

Day 2, Dec. 7, 2023

1:00 p.m.    Keynote speaker – Assembly Member Yudelka Tapia

Lehman College is proud to co-sponsor and host the CUNY Institute for Health Equity (CIHE) two-day summit focusing on migration and health. The summit will include various workshops, seminars, and panel discussions on efforts to educate and empower community-based organizations.

Among the highlights of the summit will be a keynote speech delivered by Councilwoman Pierina Ana Sanchez, representing the 14th Council District.  From the community board to the White House, and from her work in advocacy organizations to the mayor’s office – Pierina has been a fighter for immigrant families, racial justice, affordable housing, and meaningful investments in our communities since the start of her career in public policy and urban planning.

Delivering the summit’s second-day keynote speech will be Assembly Member Yudelka Tapia, representing the 86th Assembly District. A Senior Auditor for the New York City Comptroller’s Office for 23 years, Tapia has been deeply involved in her community, serving as PTA President of Roosevelt High School and as an Executive Committee member for the local 1407-DC 37 union. She has spent years fighting to make her community better for working families like hers.

Throughout the two days, attendees will hear first-hand from national and international scientists and scholars who will speak on various topics spanning from access to healthcare to community engagement. For a complete list of panels and workshops, please visit Lehman Events. Those interested in registering can do so here.

About Lehman College
Lehman College of The City University of New York ranks among the top five institutions in the nation for fostering social mobility. A four-year Hispanic-Serving Institution in the Bronx, it offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees as well as certificate programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and professions. The College’s community-driven mission and notable academic programs attract a diverse, international enrollment of more than 12,000 students who take courses on a 37-acre, tree-lined campus and online. Thousands more community members benefit yearly from a variety of cultural, educational, health, and economic outreach programs and services that Lehman offers.

About City University of New York – Institute for Health Equity (CIHE)

The City University of New York (CUNY) Institute for Health Equity (CIHE) is a CUNY-wide institute that coordinates research, teaching, service and community engagement with the goal eliminate health inequalities, reduce health disparities, and promote health.


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