2019 CSSP Institute
Culture and History: Archiving our Past, Enlightening our Present, and Celebrating our Futures
June 19-21, 2019
Crowne Plaza Memphis East
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (8:30-9:00 a.m. Registration)
Thursday, June 20, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.(8:30-9:00 a.m. Sign-In)
Friday, June 21, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.(8:30-9:00 a.m. Sign-In)
REMINDER – COST:
- Grantees are responsible for making their own travel arrangements.
- Grantees are responsible for all travel expenses related to the training, including airfare, lodging, ground transportation, and meals. Casa de Esperanza cannot reimburse any expenses.
ABOUT THE INSTITUTE:
The 2019 CSSP Institute is a peer-learning process where grantees share organizational and individual practices to achieve sustainable programming for our communities. The three-day event is designed as a community space for networking, sharing, and nourishment for ourselves, organizations, and movements. Our space is grounded in social justice and social transformation.
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 and uplift the visibility and voice of culturally-specific programs working within communities at the intersection of violence against women and other forms of oppression.
- Engage on-the-ground experience, community-driven perspectives, and expertise of culturally- specific programs to end gender-based violence.
- Facilitate and promote peer-to-peer learning to increase knowledge exchange and social connectedness.
- Identify strategies to foster leadership within culturally-specific communities to influence policies, practices, and systems.
- Utilize art, cultural expression, and creative practice as tools for collective healing and transformation.
- Organize art, cultural expression, and creative practices as tools for collective healing and transformation.
- Promote practices that support self-care and personal resiliency.
The majority of the workshops will be presented by grantees that responded to the Call for Proposals. The TA Providers’ team selected high quality workshops that will address critical issues affecting historically marginalized communities working at the intersections of cultural identity and gender based violence.
CSSP INSTITUTE PROGRAM AND AGENDA:
To access the 2019 CSSP Institute Program and an agenda for the three day event, please click here.
Day 1: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 (9:00am-5:00pm)
Welcome, Introductions & Institute Overview
Presenter: Michelle Brickley, Associate Director, OVW, Paule Tessier & Tonette Ngassa, Program Specialists, OVW
Community Building Icebreaker
Presenter: Aleese Moore-Orbih, Women of Color Network
History of the Culturally Specific Services Program Grant and Its Impact!
Presenter: Michelle Brickley, OVW, Condencia Brade, SCESA, Chic Dabby, Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence, Patti Tototzintle, Casa de Esperanza
Presenters: Glorious Memphis Jookin
Opening Keynote: Archiving our Past; Resilience and Resistance: Unearthing the Lives of our Foremothers and Writing Ourselves into History
Presenter: Shivana Jorawar, Jahajee Sisters
Workshop: The Art and Skill of Networking
Presenters: Paula Gomez-Stordy, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network
Workshop: Unmasked: Writing and Art Healing Trauma
Presenters: Kandee Lewis, Kelli Dillon and Ghiya Ali, The Positive Results Corporation
Workshop: Sexual Harassment and Low Wage Immigrant Workers
Presenters: Liz Chacko, Athena Buell Becerra, and Corinne Guest, Justice at Work
Workshop: Volunteer Engagement for Sustainability and Movement Building
Presenters: Vishalakshi Vallurnatt, Maitri
Plenary: Story Circles Part 1
Facilitator: Beckie Masaki, Community Building and Social Change
Day 2: Thursday, June 20, 2019 (9:00am-5:00pm)
Plenary Panel: Adapting the Promotoras/Community Health Worker Model to Address Gender-Based Violence in Culturally Specific Communities
Panel Moderator: Condencia Brade, Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault
Panelists: Hyeyoon Faith Chung, KAN-WIN, Carols Cano, MHP Salud, Genoveva Lopez, East Los Angeles Women’s Center
Plenary Panel: Shared Leadership: Learning from the Past, Shifting the Present and Transforming the Future
Panel Moderator: Patti Tototzintle, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network
Panelists: Dr. Patricia Davenport, Our House Inc., Tania Rosario Méndez, Taller Salud, Alice Skenandore, Wise Women Gathering Place
Workshop: Artivism: Using the Arts to Heal
Presenters: Tasnim Mosabber, Raksha, Inc.
Workshop: Sharing History: Sustaining Relationships with Survivors Across the Lifespan of the Organization
Presenters: Jee Suthamwanthanee and Mei Hung, Asian Women’s Shelter
Workshop: Practical Examples of a Grassroots Peer-to-Peer Outreach to the Community
Presenters: Hyeyoon F. Chung and Jiyoon Song, KAN-WIN
Workshop: In Faith They Trust
Presenters: Reverend Traci Jackson Antoine, Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, LaDonna Combs, Sisters Against Abuse Society
Workshop: Raise Your Voice! South Asian Youth in the United States
Presenters: Chandana Guntupalli, Manavi
Workshop: Violencia basada en genero y Educacion Popular-¡En Español!/In Spanish!
Presentadora: Dilcia Molina, Clinica de Pueblo
Workshop: A Healing program in a Native Community
Presenters: Julia McLester and Alice Skenandore, Wise Women Gathering Place
Workshop: Capacity Building: Legal Assistance Programs for LEP Survivors with Immigration Issues
Presenter: Alnory Gutlay and Victoria Huynh, Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Inc.
Day 3: Friday, June 21, 2019 (9:30am-1:15pm)
Plenary: Story Circle Part II
Presenter: Beckie Masaki, Community Building and Social Change
Closing Keynote: Celebrating our Futures! Girl/Future: Centering Girls of Color in the Movement to End Violence Against Women and Girls
Presenter: Scheherazade Tillet, A Long Walk Home