UAdeC will Host the 5th Mexico-U.S. Binational Conference on Social Work and Migration

Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, through the Faculty of Social Work, invites our university community and the general public to participate in the 5th Mexico-United States Binational Conference on Social Work and Migration: “Social contingencies in transnational migration problems within the Covid-19 sanitary context and models of care in social work”.

The main objective of the conference is to share the reflection space to encourage the construction of methodological proposals and care strategies considering the context of Covid-19 crisis in 2020. Based on the experience in research processes and work with migrant population and their families, with interaction from educational institutions, civil society organizations and governmental organisms of the north border between Mexico and The United States of America.

At a press conference, the director of the Faculty of Social Work, Martha Virginia Jasso Oyervides, stressed that the fifth edition of the Binational Conference will take place at the UAdeC; and it seeks to bring together National and International Higher Education Institutions to analyze the migration phenomenon from the current global environment.

She mentioned stated the Conference was developed five years ago and it has had different offices in Mexico and the United States. This shows us that the study of migration should not only be addressed from the academy, but should be an exercise in collaboration for research, development of intervention and paradigmatic models that would allow us to understand the migration phenomenon better and integrate a model of intervention that would become public policy.

UAdeC will work hand in hand with schools and social work faculties of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Loyola University in Chicago, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, University of Texas in San Antonio, Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa, University of Houston, University of Texas in Rio Grande Valley, Universidad de Sonora, Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas; as well as with the Commission on Human Rights for the State of Coahuila.

Laura Karina Castro Saucedo, Graduate Coordinator at UAdeC Faculty of Social Work, expressed that the Conference seeks to generate real strategies of intervention, since it is a call to reflection, to the search for alternatives, appropriate intervention strategies and help aimed at the migrant community. In addition, it provides a space that highlights the importance of Social Work for the care of current social problems.

Luis Torres Hostos, Founding Dean of the School of Social Work of The University of Texas in Rio Grande Valley, indicated that the Conference brings together social workers from Mexico and the United States, to learn about his work on migration issues and the problems surrounding this phenomenon, during his virtual intervention.

The Conference will take place from December 3rd to 18th, 2020, and from February 4th to March 4th,  2021; people with an interest in participating will be able to share work, related to research processes: with advances, methodological proposals and/or research findings.

As well as Theoretical or paradigmatic contributions: construction of paradigmatic approaches or contributions around the phenomenon of migration; intervention experiences: with methodological premises of social intervention in complex contexts, good practices and their experience generated, as well as intervention projects.

Those interested in submitting a presentation must first send an extended summary ranging between 300 and 500 words, through the following form:https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=gsNAcvN36kKVdjcJfbNi0CNIgN_uglJGpIiG6xBLElRUMTJHU1NFWkE0RDg5RlRQTVRXNUNVQ0NITS4u, deadline is October 29th, 2020.

The Scientific Committee of the Conference shall evaluate all submitted summaries, which will publish the results of the acceptance process from November 15th to 26th, 2020. Once accepted, the extensive presentation is required, which must be between 4000 and 6000 words, drafted with the APA’s own standards in its 7th Edition, to the following email: binacional.saltillo@uadec.edu.mx before January 15th, 2021.

For submitting a poster, an extended summary of no more than 300 words is needed to be sent before October 29th,2020 to: 

Accepted summaries shall be notified from November 15th to 26th,  2020; Once the proposal is accepted, the final version of the poster must be sent, in PowerPoint format with an explanatory audio (maximum 5 minutes), to: binacional.saltillo@uadec.edu.mx by January 15th, 2021. For more information, please review the complete call through the http://www.uadec.mx/5ta-conferencia-binacional/ .