May Roundtable Schedule

April 25, 2017

The Roundtable Discussion Group meets from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Sunday in the Library of the Unitarian Church located at 2000 S. Solano, Las Cruces NM. Education never ends. Come join our discussions. Our goal is to learn more about all sides of issues and more about each other. If you have a comment or suggestion, email it to



May 7: Molly Molloy, NMSU Library, Border & Latin American Studies,  “Asylum Issues on the Border.”  Molly will talk about asylum seekers from Mexico and Central America, due to violence & persecution occurring in those countries and the problems they encounter trying to obtain asylum in the U.S.



May 14: State Senator Bill Soules & Representative Joanne Ferrary, “Results of the Recent NM Legislative session”  They will discuss the implications of the legislative output and the differences with the governor’s office—and what that means for the future of NM.


May 21: Paul O’Connell, Ph.D. Economics, “Attaining the American Dream is increasingly Problematic—Canada & other developed countries are doing better.”  Will discuss access to a quality education and health benefits, plus tax and other policies that ensure an equitable society


May 28: LeAnn D. Jons-Cox, D.O., Assistant Dean, Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine, “What is Osteopathic Medicine & What are DO’S?    This presentation will explain the history and philosophy of osteopathic medicine, with discussion of the differences between MDs and DOs. The presenter will talk about how the osteopathic approach is being taught to the students at Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine. Finally, there will be a demonstration of the different types of osteopathic manipulative treatment techniques and explanations of when each particular technique is used in patient care.

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