USF for Freedom 2018
Welcome, Protect, Promote and Integrate Forced Migrant Children
Wednesday April 11, 2018
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
University of San Francisco - Main Campus
McLaren Conference Center - Room 252
2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Free event open to the public
This year USF4freedom conference will focus on Pope Francis's active verbs for welcoming, protecting, promoting and integrating migrants and refugees, specifically unaccompanied minors and DACA youth. We will be reflecting on our responsibilities and opportunities to make a difference based on the best practice and recommendations of Bay Area nonprofit organizations engaged in this work and on the insights of scholars and experts on unaccompanied minors, separated children and youth refugees.
NO CHILD IS ILLEGAL
Numerous people have been holding signs like this to protest the Trump administration decision to scrap the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program that protects from deportation almost 800,000 young men and women who were brought into the U.S. illegally as children. Photo: Kevin Lamarque | Reuters
The annual Spring symposium USF4freedom is a student organized conference on refugee, forced migration, and anti-human trafficking. It represents the graduate University of San Francisco's student who participated in the Academic Global Immersion (AGI) In Rome, Italy. This immersion revolves around the study of Humanitarian Emergency Management and focusses on Refugee Service Management. It is a program Directed by Dr. Marco Tavanti and offered to Master of Nonprofit Administration (MNA), Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master in Migration Studies (MIMS) programs to understand the crises and solutions of forced migration. The AGI Rome is organized in collaboration with Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) and Centro Astalli in collaboration with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Doctors without Borders (MSF), Save the Children, and Caritas among other international, European and Italian organizations. The students also meet with Pope Francis during an Audience in the Vatican and reflect on the role of social justice and human rights in Jesuit's mission to accompany, serve and advocate.
The annual focus is decided together by the students and aims at providing a forum to understand and act with justice toward victims of forced migration due to extreme poverty, war and violence, social and gender discriminations, political and religious persecution, and environmental threats to human security.