Advocacy and the Immigrant Community conference

Posted on March 25, 2013

Nationalities Service Center’s Second Annual Conference
Cultural Awareness and the Immigrant Community
1216 Arch St., 4th Floor

Conference Theme: Advocacy and the Immigrant Community
Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013:  6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

•    Wine and Cheese Networking Session
•    Plenary Speaker:  Dr. Eric Edi, AFRICOM-Philly

Saturday, April 20, 2013:  8:00 am to 4:00 pm

8:00- 9:00     Registration, Coffee and Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:30    Defining Cultural Awareness and Advocacy:  Joanna Labov and Ellen Polsky
9:30-11:00    Refugee and Asylee Experiences and Cultures:  Juliane Ramic, Director of Social Services, Nationalities Service Center
11:00-11:30    Panel Presentation on Immigrant Success Stories
11:30-12:00    Post Panel Discussion
12:00-1:00    LUNCH
1:00-2:00      Panel Presentation on Ethics and Culture:  Reporting and Providing Support
2:00-2:15    Post Panel Discussion
2:15-3:00         Immigrants’ Reactions to the U.S. Healthcare Experience
3:00-3:45         Cultural Conflicts Between Recently Arrived Immigrants and Established Ethnic   Communities
3:45-4:00        Where Do We Go From Here?

•    Registration is $15 on Friday and $20 on Saturday.
•    Student rate is $10 on Friday and $15 on Saturday, or both days for $20.

Act 48 credit is available for public school teachers and CEU credits are available for social workers.
If you have any questions, contact:

Ellen Polsky or

Joanna Labov

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