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Webster U Professors Expand On Group’s Work To Provide Health, Legal Services At Southern Border

(April 25, 2019) (L-R) Anne Garaghty, Silvia Navia and Mary Ann Drake joined Thursday's "St. Louis on the Air" program to talk about what services are needed to help migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Evie Hemphill | St. Louis Public Radio

The difficulties facing migrant communities at the U.S.-Mexico border have been on the mind of Webster University nursing faculty member Mary Ann Drake ever since last summer, when she first began hearing about children being separated from their parents.

She felt compelled to do something to help, and soon she got her colleagues Silvia Navia, a professor in the Department of International Languages, and Anne Geraghty-Rathert, from the Department of Legal Studies, involved too.

They’ve now taken two trips, along with groups of Webster students, to the border and sat down with St. Louis Public Radio Reporter Jonathan Ahl to talk about their efforts on Thursday’s St. Louis on the Air.

Listen to the full discussion:

St. Louis on the Air” brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. “St. Louis on the Air” producers Alex Heuer, Evie Hemphill, Lara Hamdan and Jon Lewis give you the information you need to make informed decisions and stay in touch with our diverse and vibrant St. Louis region.

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