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Tuesday, October 10 • 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Engagement through political strife: how to re-engage the community

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If you deal with an immigrant population you may have noticed a slight drawback in participation this year following the election of our now president. I work primarily in a large Hispanic community. Parent University is the program I run which offers free classes to parents under these four categories: health and wellness, effective parenting, navigating the education system, and personal growth and development. This is a relatively new program that experienced a quick reduction in parent participation. In my community Hispanic families have lined up for hours just to see a notary that could write a note for their child not to be given away to social services in the case they are deported. So what do we do now? My topic is to foster the discussion of ways to re-engage community participation that involves trust and meaningful experiences that they may find helpful and beneficial.

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Gabriela Sullen

Grad Student, Oakland University
Gabriela Sullen is a Detroit native, working as an intern under the guidance of Detroit Health Department Deputy Director Leseliey Welch. During the school year, Ms. Sullen serves as Program Coordinator for the Pontiac School District’s Parent University, where she has created a... Read More →

Tuesday October 10, 2017 1:45pm - 2:30pm MDT
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