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Social Justice Webinar: Mental Health Justice -- The Hidden Pandemic

February 25, 2021 12:00 PM - February 25, 2021 01:00 PM

Mental Health Justice: The Hidden Pandemic

February 25, 2021
12:00 p.m. Central Time

Free, REGISTRATION required to receive Zoom link

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law and social justice webinar series flyerThis panel will examine the hidden pandemic in the Latinx community: mental health. Recent studies show that while mental health challenges exist for Latinxs, particularly for immigrant communities, only twenty percent of Latinxs experiencing mental health challenges speak to a medical professional. Yet factors such as economic and housing instability, racism, language barriers, access to health insurance, and immigration status place Latinx communities at higher risk for mental health crises. The speakers will address the following key questions:

  • How can law and policy help support greater access to mental health?
  • Can law help, for example, breakdown the stigma of mental and psychosocial disabilities that pervades not only Latinx communities but other communities of color?
  • How does the stigma of mental health affect Latinx students, particularly law students seeking access to the legal profession?


  • Katharine Pérez, Coelho Center for Disability Law, Policy, and Innovation, Loyola Law School
  • AJ Link, Co-President, National Disabled Law Students Association
  • Jennifer Mathis, Deputy Legal Director & Director of Policy & Legal Advocacy, Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
  • Moderator: Prof. Jasmine Harris, UC Davis School of Law

The webinar will be live auto-captioned by Zoom. A transcript of the webinar will be provided to registrants post-event.

Registrants will be emailed the Zoom log-in information.

Texas A&M University School of Law and the Network for Justice host this webinar series to examine pressing issues in social justice & the law, particularly as they impact the Latinx community.

We encourage students, lawyers, and community leaders who care about social justice and civil rights to join us in these online discussions. Our goal is to engage a variety of people in a multi-generational conversation to help us understand the social justice challenges and opportunities in the United States.


While some of the panelists are attorneys, they will be discussing the law generally, and nothing in the webinar should be considered as legal advice. Attendees should consult their own legal advisor to address their own unique circumstances.