Building Bridges: Advancing Trust and Understanding in Our Communities

Monday, November 04 2019, 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM [EST]

14 Great Falls Plaza, Auburn, Maine, 04210, United States

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Monday, November 04 2019, 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM [EST]

About the Event

 

 

 

 

Building Bridges is a full-day conference that provides the opportunity to learn from national experts, local leaders and community members about issues that arise in the gender and sexual-based violence field in Maine. In addition to a variety of sessions throughout the day, there will be an opportunity to learn from an inspiring and experienced keynote. As our communities have diversified, our approaches to providing services and solving community problems have necessarily changed.

 

Our Keynote Speaker:  Edna Adan is a prominent African figure known for her significant work in education and public health. Adan began her illustrious career as the first Somali woman to train as a nurse in the UK. She applied her skills and knowledge both in and out of Somalia as a Regional Nursing Advisor, Regional Technical Office, and more for the World Health Organization. Her work does not end there, as she went on to serve her country as Minister of Social Affairs and Family Welfare as well as Foreign Minister. Her service to her country didn't end there as she built a new hospital and university focused on public health and medicine in Somaliland. Adan's work has been recognized across the world, from an Honorary Doctoral Degree from Clark University in Massachusetts to the Chancellor’s Gold Medal from the University of Pretoria. We are proud and honored to have her be our keynote speaker. 

 

Explore content in the focus areas of:

  • Language Access, Translation and Interpretation
  • Increasing our understanding of different cultures
  • Female Genital Mutilation in New Mainer Communities
  • Sexual Health in Muslim Communities
  • Sexual Harassment &  Workplace Rights
  • Community Outreach
  • New Mainers & Mental Health
  • Immigration
  • Training and Learning Opportunities


To view a full itinerary with workshop descriptions, click here

To learn more about the Immigrant Resource Center of Maine, visit our website.

 

If you would like to receive CEUs for this event (.6 CEUs/6 Contact Hours), they are available through a registration-type process using this link. If you need assistance with the CEU registration,  207-780-5900.

 

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Event Schedule

  • October 10, 2019
10:30 AM
to
11:45 AM

Morning Session 1: Sexual Health

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$0.00

Morning Session 1 10:30AM -11:45AM Sexual Health: Presentation from Chicago-based organization, HEART Women and Girls, who promote sexual health education and sexual violence prevention in Muslim communities through health education, advocacy, research and training, empowering faith-based communities to address sexual violence and improve sexual health literacy.

Morning Session 2: Language Access & Interpretation

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$0.00

Language Access, Translation and Interpretation: Gaps in Language Access, Existing Interpretation and Translation Services

Morning Session 3: Female Genital Mutilation

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$0.00

Female Genital Mutilation: Understanding and Stopping the Cultural Practice of Female Genital Mutilation And Hear Female Genital Mutilation- Survivor’s Voices: Hear Firsthand Accounts of Female Genital Mutilation

01:00 PM
to
02:15 PM

First Afternoon Session 1: Sexual Health

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$0.00

Sexual Health: Presentation from Chicago-based organization, HEART Women and Girls, who promote sexual health education and sexual violence prevention in Muslim communities through health education, advocacy, research and training, empowering faith-based communities to address sexual violence and improve sexual health literacy.

First Afternoon Session 2: Sexual Harrassment & Workplace Rights

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$0.00

Sexual Harassment & Workplace Rights: This workshop will over an overview of workers’ rights and workplace protections related to sexual harassment. The presenters will explore resources and remedies available and identify barriers for those who are immigrants, refugees, or seeking asylum.

First Afternoon Session 3: Community Outreach

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$0.00

Strategies for Community Outreach to increase our understanding of different cultures by promoting cultural and linguistically specific approaches, policies and practices

02:30 PM
to
03:45 PM

Second Afternoon Session 1: New Mainers & Mental Health

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$0.00

Presenters from Shifa ME will lead a workshop on the trauma New Mainers experience on their journey to well-being and the mental challenges they face while trying and impact.

Second Afternoon Session 2: Immigration

$0.00

Learn from ILAP speakers about new immigration laws and rules affecting the New Mainer community and those that we are serving.

Second Afternoon session 3: Sexual and Domestic Violence & Islam

$0.00

Sexual and Domestic Violence and Islam: Innovative Approaches to meeting the needs of New Mainers and Survivors of Gender-Based Violence