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Refugee and Immigrant Volunteer Summit

By: | posted on: Feb 1, 2020

Date(s) - 02/01/2020
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Baptist General Association of Virginia


Free USD
Contact Person:
Persist RVA

Come learn about the challenges and barriers of working with refugees and immigrants and different paths for people who immigrate to the US.


9:00-9:30 am – Registration / Heavy Breakfast Snacks, Coffee, & Tea

9:30-10:30 am – Featured Speaker

10:30-10:45 am – Break & Mingle & Switch

10:45-11:45 am – Breakout Session 1

11:45 am-12:00 pm – Break & Mingle & Switch

12:00-1:00 pm – Breakout Session 2

1:00-2:00 pm – Featured Speaker / Lunch

2:00-3:00 pm – Breakout Session 3

3:00-3:15 pm – Break & Mingle & Switch

3:15-4:00 pm – Wrap-up

4:00 pm – Optional Networking & Community-Building Time

Featured Speakers

• How can you be a Community Resettlement Ambassadors?

Speaker: Kristen Aster, Associate Director for Community Mobilization and Engagement for International Rescue Committee Headquarters

• What does the refugee journey look like before newcomers make it to Richmond?

Speaker: Elissa N. Milanowski, MSW, Refugee Program Consultant, Virginia Department of Social Services’ Office of Newcomer Services

Breakout Sessions

• Navigating the tax system

• Navigating public schools

• Using technology to enhance the newcomer/volunteer connection

• Teaching citizenship to newcomers

• Navigating the citizenship process

• Tips and tricks for teaching and tutoring English as a Second Language

• Navigating social services

• Trauma-Informed Care

• Cultural awareness, boundaries, and values

• Refugee Leader Roundtable

• Immigrant Leader Roundtable

• Ethics of teaching English as a Second Language

In order to help us ensure that there will be adequate space available and so that we can better serve you in getting the most out of the event, we ask that you tell us a little about yourself and indicate here which session(s) you plan to attend: RAIVS 2020 Registration & Session Sign-up Form

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