Crisis at the US/Mexico Border: A New Film and Panel Discussion

With election day less than a month away, we must not forget the ongoing immigration crisis. Join us on October 27th for a virtual event highlighting the inhumane policies in place at the US-Mexico border. We will screen a preview of the film, Oh Mercy, by Worldwide Documentaries that follows asylum-seekers battling unsafe conditions at the border due to policies implemented by the current administration. The preview will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Lucy Bassett, Professor of Practice and co-founder of Project Adelante, and featuring Academy-award nominated director, Robert Bilheimer; Dr. Susan Bissell, the former Chief of Child Protection at UNICEF; Sister Norma Pimentel, a longstanding advocate for migrants along the border honored as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020; and Ned Flanagan, from the Global Development Organization at UVA.


Sponsored by the Batten School, the Global Policy CenterHumanitarian Collaborative, UndocUVA, Batten LatinX, Global Development Organization, Global Programs Council, and Project Adelante.