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Migration and Health Summit

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Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Music Building, Lovinger Theater Main Room East Dinning Room

Audience: Faculty, Graduate Students, Staff, Students, Visitors

Admission: To register in the Summit:

Tickets: Click here

This event recurs on December 7, 2023.

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CUNY Institute for Health Equity


CUNY Institute for Health Equity 


Migration and Health with a Human Rights Perspective: Challenges and Opportunities. 

December 6-7, 2023  

Lehman Lovinger Theater

Bronx, NY

To register for a specific presentation/panel or workshop Click Here

Summit – Day 1 

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 

9:00 am to 10:00 am - Inauguration of the Summit | Lovinger Theater Main Room                                 

  • Launch
  • Presentation on “Bronx Health Collaborative”      
  • Keynote address                                             

Purpose: Learn about CIHE’s approach to working with Community Based Organizations in the Bronx.            


10:30am to 12:30 pm - Workforce Development Workshops

Purpose: Provide participating CBOs, faculty, and staff with learning and skills development opportunities on topics related to the Summit’s topic (running concurrently). 

  • Title: Understanding Latinos in the U.S. Census 
    • Location:  East Dining Room EDR-C Lovinger Theater
    • Dr. Francisco Rivera Batiz | Professor Emeritus of Economics and Education at Columbia University
  • Title: The Role that Deportability Plays on the Wellbeing of Immigrants 
    • Location: Main Auditorium Lovinger Theater
    • Dr. Shirley Leyro | Professor Borough of Manhattan Community College
  • Title: Locating scholarly articles online using Google Scholar, PubMed and New York Public Library   
    • Location: Classroom A Lief Library     
    • Mrs. Vanessa Arce, Head of Reference  
    • Michelle Ehrenpreis, Electronic Resources Librarian 
    • Mrs. Robin Wright, Health Sciences Librarian                                                                      


1:00pm to 3:00 pm - Closed session for CBOs registered                                                                

  • Conversation with CBOs on Racism as a Social Determinant of Health 
    • Location: Music Building Classroom

Purpose: Facilitate a community conversation based on Dr. Camara Jones’s allegories on health equity using anti-racism frameworks. Moderator Dr. Tailisha Gonzalez, PhD, MPH, MS (lunch provided)  


Summit – Day 2 

Thursday, December 7, 2023 


8:30 am to 9:30 am - CBO registration | Faculty East Dinning Room (EDR E) Lovinger Theater


9:30 am to 12:00 pm - CBO Fair | Faculty East Dining Room (EDR E) Lovinger Theater

PurposeShowcase Bronx-based community organizations (CBOs) to the Lehman’s community to engage in community projects and research by providing information about their organizations and raising awareness of relevant issues 


1:00pm to 3:00 pm - Keynote Panel: Migration and Health with a Human Rights Perspective | Lovinger Theater Main Room

Purpose: The Keynote Panel is the culminating event of the "Migration and Health" Summit, featuring national and international scientists and scholars on the Panel topic.

Panel facilitators: Drs. Miral Goral & Noemi Rodriguez       

Presentation of topic | Dr. Maria Isabel Roldos                                                            

Presentation of the Panel | President of Lehman College Dr. Fernando Delgado                                 

  • Ramona Hernández                                                
    • Director CUNY Dominican Studies Institute | Professor of Sociology | The Colin L. Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership | The City College of New York
    • Title: Dominicans in the United States: A Socioeconomic Profile 2022 


  • Lauren Jee                                  
    • Principal Deputy Director of the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
    • Title” Language Access for Individuals with Limited English Proficiency:  Making sure no one is left behind because of language barriers


  • Dr. Cheryl Martens                                     
    • Director of the Institute of the Advanced Studies in Inequalities | Universitdad San Francisco de Quito - USFQ
    • Title: Migrant access to sexual and Reproductive health and protection services in Ecuador:  overcoming institutional barriers and stereotypes 


Questions and answers           

Keynote Address

Concluding remarks, Dr. Amanda Sisselman-Borgia | Provost Jorge Silva-Puras 


Organized by:
Lehman College & New York City (NYC) College of Technology


Sponsored by:

Borough of Manhattan Community College

Bronx Health Link


Dominican Studies Institute (DSI)

Hunter College

Lehman Lief Library

Mexican Studies Institute (MSI)

New York Humanities

School of Health Sciences, Human Services and Nursing