Molina Speaks at “Texting Thru Recovery: Where is Home?” Program

Posted on 1/25/2019 12:31:11 PM

Hilario Molina, professor of sociology at IUP and research associate at the Mid-Atlantic Research and Training Institute for Community and Behavioral Health (MARTI-CBH), recently spoke at a program backed by the Refugee Working Group of Indiana, titled “Texting Thru Recovery: Where is Home?”

The program, held at First Unitarian Universalist Church of Indiana, raised money for the Casa San Jose center in Pittsburgh, whose mission is aimed towards assisting Latino immigrants in becoming accustomed to American culture.

Molina spoke candidly about his experiences growing up as the son of migrant workers. He also addressed several stereotypical misconceptions many people tend to hold regarding immigrants. He explained that many immigrants work diligently to learn the English language and have strong work ethics in often undesirable fields of employment.

Molina then went on the address the refugee movement in Mexico, calling their traveling a “Christian caravan.” He asserts that they would not be making the journey at all if they did not have devout religious faith.

To view the full article about the program, visit the Indiana Gazette website.