Creating a Welcoming Community
A professional conference on cultural competency. This event is sponsored by: Vermont Teach Diversity Scholarship Program, Center for Cultural Pluralism, UVM, Champlain College, Fletcher Allen Health Care, IBM, Saint Michael's College, Sodexo, Verizon, Vermont Agency of Human Services Refugee Office, Vermont Human Rights Commission, and Vermont Protection and Advocacy.
05/24/2007 - 08:30 AM
05/24/2007 - 04:15 PM
from 08:30 am to 04:15 pm
|Where||McCarthy Arts Center and St. Edmunds and Jean Marie Halls, St. Michael's College, Colchester, VT|
|Contact Name||Phyl Newbeck|
|Contact Phone||(802) 241-3379|
|Attendees||Presenters: Dr. Jamie Washington, Sherry Burnette, Ph.D., AHS Trauma Coordinator, Denise Lamoureux, State Refugee Coordinator, Pam Farnham, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Tracey Tsugawa, Human Rights Commission, Maura Cullen, Ph.D., Peter Dutton Blackmer, UVM, Tim Searles, Executive Director of the CHamplain Valley Offices of Econimic Opportunity, Laurel Cameron, M. Ed., ACCESS Specialist, UVM, Rita McDonald, MATESL, St. Michael's College, Bethany Burns and Nancy Keller, Winooski Middle SChool Teachers, Mary Woodruff, WMS Principal, Sherwood Smith, Direcotr, Center for Cultural Pluralism, UVM, Champlain College's Dr. Deb Sarlin, Director of elearning and Professor Andrea McManus and Professor Rob Williams, Sue Goetschius, APRN, MSN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Gerontology at Fletcher Allen Health Care, and Samuel Lurie, M.Ed., Vermont Diveristy Health Project.|
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8:30 to 9:00 Registration
9:00 to 10:15 Keynote Address by
Dr. Jamie Washington
10:30 - 12:00 Morning Workshops
12:15 to 1:15 Lunch
1:30 to 3:00 Afternoon Workshops
3:15 to 4:15 Closing Remarks by
The Mohawk Valley
Resource Center for
*MVRCR has helped Utica, New York remake itself as “the town that loves refugees”
by promoting the well-being of culturally diverse individuals and families, by welcoming
new neighbors, refugees and immigrants, and by providing individual and community-centered
activities designed to create opportunity and facilitate understanding.
Opening and closing remarks will take place at the McCarthy Arts Center.
Workshops will take place in St. Edmunds and Jeane Marie Halls.
Pre-registration before May 10th IS required! Register via registration form in file: Creating a Welcoming Community Registration Form.