Program - Keynote Speakers

Celia Jaes Falicov, Ph.D. is a renowned family therapy author, teacher, and psychologist. She is widely respected for her expertise on immigrant families and particularly Latino families. She is Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego where she also directs the mental health services for the Student Run Free Health Clinics. The work at these clinics focuses on addressing the mental health care needs of underserved families, particularly Latinos, and teaching health and mental health practitioners to consider the impact of migration and culture on health risks and strengths. Dr. Falicov has pioneered writings on family transitions, migration, culture and context in clinical practice. Her books include Cultural Perspectives in Family Therapy; Family Transitions: Continuity and Change over the Life Cycle, and the widely praised Latino Families in Therapy (2nd Edition, 2014). She also co-authored the 2014 APA book Multiculturalism and Diversity in Clinical Supervision.

Ed Morales is a New York-based journalist, author, poet and adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race. He is a longtime contributor to the Village Voice with additional work appearing in Rolling StoneThe New York Times, Miami HeraldSan Francisco Examiner, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Jacobin, and The Nation. He is the author of Living in Spanglish (2002) and The Latin Beat: From Rumba to Rock (2003). His new book, Latinx: The New Force in American Politics and Culture, will be available later this year!