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Mar 13 2024

Karen J. Honig Lecture

March 13, 2024

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Student Services Building


1200 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60607



Gladis Molina Alt

The University of Illinois Chicago’s Jane Addams College of Social Work will present the 28th Karen J. Honig Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, March 13, 2024. Gladis Molina Alt, executive director of the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, will present "Welcoming the Newcomer: Meeting Migration Trauma with Trust, Generosity, and Support."

A reception will follow the lecture.

Gladis Molina Alt is a native of El Salvador who immigrated to the United States in 1990 at age 10 and was granted Lawful Permanent Status in 2001. The experience of being an undocumented immigrant child and young adult inspired her to become an immigration attorney and advocate on behalf of immigrant children. Alt joined the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights in 2016. Prior to her being named executive director in 2021, she led the Child Advocate Program and its work on the consideration of the best interest standard for immigrant children facing removal proceedings in the U.S. She works alongside a team of attorneys and social workers. Alt formerly served as a managing attorney for the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project, focusing on children’s cases. As an attorney she has represented children in Immigration Court and Juvenile Court, as well as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement.



Byron Samuel


Sam Hostetler

Date posted

Feb 5, 2024

Date updated

Feb 5, 2024