SOLD OUT: Due to high popularity, there are no longer any tickets remaining for this program. We apologize for any inconvenience. As the local INS office hopes to host similar programs in the future, we encourage you to watch our website for notice of future events.
MIC and the Immigration and Naturalization Service District Office invite you to the first in a series of programs to educate and build cultural awareness among immigrant and local communities.
With the continuing inflow of new immigrants to Minnesota, public servants who work with immigrants and the immigrant communities themselves are seeking ways to better understand each others issues. On February 21, the staff from the local INS office, professionals from the public health field and members of some of Minnesota's immigrant communities will join together to educate one another.
This first seminar will focus on Ethiopia, Liberia, Somalia, Sierra Leone and Sudan. Employing dance, film and music, representatives from these communities will share their history and aspects of their culture. Representatives from the Mayo Clinic and the INS staff will share a few of the medical and legal challenges they face in working with so many cultures from so many countries. The program will be moderated by INS Officer Barbara Bolar, and community leader Hector Garcia will lead participants in a discussion about future directions and issues.
Future seminars will focus on Asia and the Middle East, South and Central America, Europe and native North Americans.