2019 CSSP Institute
Culture and History: Archiving our Past, Enlightening our Present, and Celebrating our Futures
June 19-21, 2019
Crowne Plaza Memphis East
*PENDING OVW APPROVAL*
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)
Workshop: The Art and Skill of Networking
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: Rama Dharmarajan and 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: Shared Leadership: Learning from the Past, Shifting the Present and Transforming the Future
Panel Moderator: Patti Tototzintle, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network
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 Nayoung Kim, KAN-WIN
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.
spaces in their own organizations.
Workshop: Raise Your Voice! South Asian Youth in the United States
Presenters: Chandana Guntupalli, Manavi
Workshop: Violencia basada en genero y Educacion Popular
Presentadora: Dilcia Molina, Clinica de Pueblo
Workshop: A Healing program in a Native Community
Presenters: Julia McLester and Alice Skenandore, Wise Women Gathering Place
Day 3: Friday, June 21, 2019 (9:30am-1:15pm)
Plenary: Story Circle Part II
Presenter: Beckie Masaki, Community Building and Social Change