Nationalities Service Center's First Conference: "Cultural Awareness and the Immigrant Community"

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Date: 
Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 8:30am - 4:00pm
Location: 
Nationalities Service Center 1216 Arch Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia , PA 19107
United States

Nationalities Service Center's Department of Education Presents its First Annual Conference on Cultural Awareness and the Immigrant Community.

  • 8:00 AM ­ ‐ 9:00 AM -- Registration, Coffee, Light, Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM ‐ 9:30 AM -- Defining Cultural Awareness – Joanna Labov and Ellen Polsky
  • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM -- Immigrant Panel Discussio: Important Issues Related to Culture and Philadelphia Communities
    • 11:00 AM ‐11:15 AM -- Post-­‐Panel Discussion
  • 11:15- AM ‐ 12:00 PM -- The Culture of Education (parents, teachers, children) – Ludy Soderman
  • 12:00 PM ‐ 1:15 PM -- Lunch
  • 1:15 PM ‐ 2:00 PM -- Cultural Prejudices in the Classroom – Ida Chavoshan
  • 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM -- Non-verbal Communication – Joanna Labov
  • 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM -- The Dream Act and the Cultural Impact of Undocument Workers' Legal Status –David Bennion
  • 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM -- "Where Do We Go From Here?" –All Panel Presenters

Attendees can register for the conference on-site. Registration fees are $10 for all participants, though this fee can be waived in situations of need. Public school teachers are able to receive Act 48 credit for their attendance.

Please contact Ellen Polsky or Joanna Labov with any quesitons.

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Event Type: 
Educational Events
Topic: 
Human Services
Topic: 
Advocacy/Policy
Topic: 
Immigration/Refugees
Topic: 
International Exchange