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2017 CSSP Institute


July 11-13, 2017
The Deauville Beach Resort 
Miami, Florida

ABOUT THE INSTITUTE

The 2017 CSSP Institute is designed for all CSSP grantees working within culturally-specific communities at the intersection of violence against women and other forms of oppression. This will be a peer-learning process of resourcing and sustaining ourselves, our organizations and our movements.

The Institute will include self, organizational, and community (care) practices that will allow us to be sustainable for the long term. To that end, the Technical Assistance Team developed the following overarching goal and objectives for the Institute:

Goal:

To strengthen the visibility and voice of culturally-specific programs in order to achieve sustainable programming for our communities.

Objectives:

1. To engage on-the-ground experience, community-driven perspectives, and expertise of culturally- specific programs and communities

2.Facilitate and promote peer-to-peer learning to increase knowledge exchange and social connectedness

3.To identify strategies to gain greater community solidarity and leadership to influence systems and decision-making

4.To organize within and across organizations towards building a strong movement to end violence

5.To utilize art, cultural expression, and creative practice as tools for personal and collective healing and transformation

 

Day 1: Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Keynote: Building Upon the Strength of Community

Mimi Kim (Creative Interventions)

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Workshop: Trauma Informed Care and Latinas

Genoveva  López, Zara Espinoza (East Los Angeles Women's Center)

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Workshop: Critical Conversations: Saftey Planning for Immigrant Survivors 

Workshop: Fostering Leadership and Empowerment: Creating a Successful Support Group Curriculum for Immigrant Survivors 

Marina Jessop (Chicanos Por La Causa) 

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Workshop:  Bridge to Wellness: Addressing Legal Immigration Issues, Community Integration, and Barriers Faced by Immigrant Survivors 

Brenda Gorski (Nationalities Service Center) 

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Workshop: Understanding the Dynamics of Labor Trafficking

Liz Chacko, Corinne Guest, Athena Buell Becerra (Friends of Farmworkers) 

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Closing Activity: Dreaming of Self Care

Jaushin Khaleque (Raksha)

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Day 2: Wednesday, July 14, 2017

Workshop: Leadership Development: Harnessing the Power Within 

Moderator: Sarah Khan (API-GBV) 

Panelists: Ji Ye Kim (Korean American Family Service Center), Ji Hye Kim (KAN-Win), Dilcia Molina (Clínica del Pueblo)

Workshop: Having a Space at the the Table: Creating Meaningful Collaborations

Sonia Acosta (Centro Multicultural) & Amy Jones (SEAMAAC) 

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Workshop: Youth as Allies: Fostering Engagement and Activism 

Orlene Gray Davis (SCESA) & Debra Suh (CPAF) 

Guest Speaker: Nina, Youth Advocate

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Workshop: Engaging the Faith-Based Community in Ending Violence in the African American Community 

Evette Clarke (Progressive Life Center) 

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Workshop: How to Tailor Existing Interventions to a Culturally- and Linguistically-Specific Population 

Shannon Patrick & Irma Gonzalez (La Vida/CHASS) 

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Workshop: Sustainability Strategies for Culturally Specific Organizations 

Facilitator: Sumayya Coleman (WOCN) 

Presenter: Orchid Pusey (Asian Women's Shelter) 

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Workshop: Building the Evidence: Evaluating Culturally Specific Practices 

Rebecca Rodriguez (Casa de Esperanza) 

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Day 3: Thursday, July 13, 2017

Plenary: Dismantling Homophobia: Implications for Research & Practice 

Moderator: Beckie Masaki (API-GBV) 

Panelists: Hyejin Shim & Orchid Pusey (Asian Women's Shelter) & Francesco Duberli (Survivor's Pathway Organization) 

Workshop: Moving Ahead Positively (MAP): A Survivor-Centered and Trauma-Informed Model

Betty Rose-Green & Jing Shan (WOMANKIND-formerly New York Asian Women's Center)

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Workshop: Reclaiming Our Space

Moira Villiard, Daryl Olson & LeAnn Littlewolf (American Indian Community Housing) 

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Workshop: Sustainable Programs, Engaging Clients 

Nabah Ikram & Shyda Rashid (Sahki) 

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Closing Keynote: Through Our Stories We Fly

Ruby White Starr (Casa de Esperanza) 

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