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2019 CSSP Institute

Culture and History: Archiving our Past, Enlightening our Present, and Celebrating our Futures

(OVW APPROVED)

June 19-21, 2019
Crowne Plaza Memphis East
Memphis, TN

 

SCHEDULE

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)

 

REGISTRATION:

We will need each additional team member to register for the orientation, if they haven’t done some already. This will give us information to prepare for the attendance of your entire team:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CSSP2019

 

ATTENDANCE: 

Each organization is able to send no less than 3 members funded under their CSSP grants.  If you wish to send more please notify OVW for prior approval.

Please register by Monday, June 3rd! If you have any additional questions about attendance, please reach out to Jose Juan Lara Jr. at jjlara@casadeesperanza.org or Makeda Toure at mtoure@casadeesperanza.org


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. 

 

ATTENDANCE: 

Each organization is able to send no less than 3 members funded under their CSSP grants.  If you wish to send more please notify OVW for prior approval.

Please register by Monday, June 3rd! If you have any additional questions about attendance, please reach out to Jose Juan Lara Jr. at jjlara@casadeesperanza.org or Makeda Toure at mtoure@casadeesperanza.org

 

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.

 

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Engage on-the-ground experience, community-driven perspectives, and expertise of culturally- specific programs to end gender-based violence.
  2. Facilitate and promote peer-to-peer learning to increase knowledge exchange and social connectedness.
  3. Identify strategies to foster leadership within culturally-specific communities to influence policies, practices, and systems.
  4. Utilize art, cultural expression, and creative practice as tools for collective healing and transformation.
  5. Organize art, cultural expression, and creative practices as tools for collective healing and transformation.
  6. 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

Cultural Performance

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

PowerPoint 

Workshop: The Art and Skill of Networking

Presenters: Paula Gomez-Stordy, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network

PowerPoint

Workshop: Unmasked: Writing and Art Healing Trauma

Presenters: Kandee Lewis, Kelli Dillon and Ghiya Ali, The Positive Results Corporation

PowerPoint 

Workshop: Sexual Harassment and Low Wage Immigrant Workers

Presenters: Liz Chacko, Athena Buell Becerra, and Corinne Guest, Justice at Work

PowerPoint, Worksheet 1 and Worksheet 2

Workshop: Volunteer Engagement for Sustainability and Movement Building

Presenters: Vishalakshi Vallurnatt, Maitri

PowerPoint

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.

PowerPoint 

Workshop: Sharing History: Sustaining Relationships with Survivors Across the Lifespan of the Organization

Presenters: Jee Suthamwanthanee and Mei Hung, Asian Women’s Shelter

PowerPoint

Workshop: Practical Examples of a Grassroots Peer-to-Peer Outreach to the Community

Presenters: Hyeyoon F. Chung and Jiyoon Song, KAN-WIN

 PowerPoint

Workshop: In Faith They Trust

Presenters: Reverend Traci Jackson Antoine, Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, LaDonna Combs, Sisters Against Abuse Society

PowerPoint

Workshop: Raise Your Voice! South Asian Youth in the United States

Presenters: Chandana Guntupalli, Manavi

PowerPoint

Workshop: Violencia basada en genero y Educacion Popular-¡En Español!/In Spanish!

Presentadora: Dilcia Molina, Clinica de Pueblo

Worksheet 1, Worksheet 2 and Worksheet 3

Workshop: A Healing program in a Native Community

Presenters: Julia McLester and Alice Skenandore, Wise Women Gathering Place

PowerPoint

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.

PowerPoint

 

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

PowerPoint