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At the New Iowans summit, you will learn more about immigrants and refugees, their contributions to central Iowa, and their ongoing needs in our community.
The morning is a combined event sponsored by OpportUNITY, United Way of Central Iowa’s plan for fighting poverty, and the Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa (RACI) to increase awareness and strategize about supporting our new neighbors. The afternoon is a RACI event addressing health issues faced by refugees in our community.
Participants may come for the morning, afternoon, or the entire day. Box lunches are available.
There is no charge for the event, but you must register to attend.
After you register, you will receive an email confirming your reservation, as well as a reminder a few days before the event. In the meantime if you have any questions, please contact Dr. Helene Fein, Community Impact Services Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|8:30 - 9:00 a.m.||Continental Breakfast and Networking|
|9:00 - 9:15 a.m.||Welcome and Introduction, Elisabeth Buck, President, United Way of Central Iowa|
9:15 - 9:45 a.m.
|Keynote: Mazahir Salih (See below for bio)|
9:45 - 10:30 a.m.
|Refugee Panel - Living in the U.S.: Opportunities and Challenges|
|10:30 - 10:45 a.m.||BREAK|
10:45 - 11:30 a.m.
|Immigrant Panel - Living in the U.S.: Opportunities and Challenges|
|11:30 a.m. - noon||Next Steps: Where do we go from here?|
|12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
|Keynote: Dr. Michele Devlin (See below for bio)|
|1:00 - 1:15 p.m.||Welcome and Introduction, Chad Dahm, State Refugee Coordinator|
|Mental Health Case Studies: Addressing Mental Health of Refugees of All Ages (Alyssa Clayden, LISW)|
2:30 - 3:45 p.m.
|Panel - Refugee Health Concerns: Issues and Solutions|
|3:45 - 4:30 p.m.||Next Steps: Where do we go from here?|