April 21, 2022

Conozca Sus Derechos

La capacitación llamada, Conoce tus Derechos, de AIRR brinda a los miembros de la comunidad que se ven directamente afectados por estas políticas de inmigración. No importa dónde nació o cuál es su estado migratorio, tiene derechos bajo la constitución. Durante esta capacitación, repasamos sus derechos en el hogar, la calle, y las paradas de tráfico. Después de esta capacitación, el objetivo de AIRR es que la mayor cantidad posible de miembros de la comunidad se sientan seguros de su conocimiento de sus derechos para poder ejercerlos y mantenerse a salvo ellos y sus familias.

April 22, 2022

Path to Citizenship for Immigrants and Refugees

This highly informative presentation will give participants a comprehensive understanding of the Citizenship process for immigrants and refugees: eligibility criteria to become a U.S. citizen, the application process, and what trusted, reliable application assistance looks like will be shared. You can also download our resource list for naturalization classes.

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March 23, 2022

Foro Seguro y Bienvenido Wyandotte

¡Acompáñanos aprender sobre la ordenanza Seguros y Bienvenidos Wyandotte! Este 23 de marzo tendremos un foro virtual, abierto al público, para informar sobre las implicaciones y beneficios para la comunidad de Wyandotte. ¡Regístrate de manera gratuita a través de este enlace!

Elizabeth Reynoso – Welcome and Introduction

Panel presentations : Karla, Jasmin & Judy Ansel

March 22, 2022

DACA Update Webinar

Nancy Z. Olivares es nativa de Kansas City y estadounidense de primera generación nacida de padres inmigrantes mexicanos. Recibió un Doctorado en Jurisprudencia de la Facultad de Derecho de UMKC en 2011 y una Licenciatura y Maestría en Ciencias en Ingeniería Mecánica en 2001 y 2003, respectivamente, de la Universidad de Missouri-Columbia. Actualmente es propietaria y opera una pequeña firma de inmigración y defensa criminal comprometida a servir a inmigrantes y poblaciones desatendidas en el área metropolitana de Kansas City. Las raíces profundas y humildes de Nancy la inspiran a ser una voz contra las injusticias sociales y económicas y una defensora de todos los derechos humanos.

February 24, 2022

COVID-19 Update

Join our virtual panel of experts as we discuss the status of immunization, testing, contract tracing, mental health, and impact on daily living.

The speakers for this event included:

  • Mariana Hildreth, Communications Coordinator at JUNTOS Center for Advancing Latino Health
  • Tim DeWeese, Director of the Johnson County Mental Health Center
  • Ray Dlugolecki, Assistant Health Director, Jackson County Health Department

December 16, 2021

Strategies for Engaging Immigrants and Refugees

We are so excited to wrap up our programming year with a visit from Kelly Cooper, English as a new language teacher at Lafayette International Community High School in Buffalo, NY.

Cooper will share the many ways she aims to engage parents of immigrant and refugee students, both while students attend in-person school and during remote/virtual learning.

Webinar Recap

October 28, 2021

How to Work Effectively With an Interpreter

A range of refugees and immigrants representing diverse ethnicities and languages live and resettle in the Kansas City metro. To welcome them, and help them through our complex systems, we need to interact collaboratively so they can thrive in the community. This presentation offers training for persons who provide services to limited-English individuals including: those who work in education, healthcare, social services, and in businesses that employ new refugees and immigrants as well as community members.

Webinar Recap

September 13, 2021

Belonging With Us: Understanding the Refugee Journey in KC

In observation of Welcoming America Week, CCIR is sponsoring this presentation designed to enhance understanding of U.S. policies and procedures that impact refugee arrivals to the United States, as well as Afghan Special Immigrant Visa recipients.

Webinar Recap

July 29, 2021

Cultural Journey: Mariya Dostzadah Goodbrake

Mariya Dostzadah Goodbrake is the Executive Director of Global FC, which emphases building community and a focus on action. She fled from Afghanistan to Iran and later lived in India and Canada. She has been in the KC area for 7 years.
Mariya wants to share her inspiring story about being a refugee, and her experience in coming to the Kansas City area.

March 10, 2021

World Refugee Day Presentation: Aung Ki

We continue our celebration of World Refugee Day, CCIR is providing informative presentations to assist viewers in understanding the refugee experience.

Webinar Recap

March 10, 2021

Cultural Conversation: The Cross Section of Trauma and Crisis

Our March 2021 webinar focused on the mental health of some of our vulnerable communities and featured Dr. Rebecca Chow and Michelle Bertuglia-Haley.

Our panelists will cover topics including ways to talk about mental health, suicide and self-harm prevention, and how mental health presents itself in different populations.

Webinar Recap

March 10, 2021

Cultural Conversation: Overcoming Vaccine Hesitation

How can we talk to our immigrant and refugee communities about the vaccine?
The Biden administration said recently it hopes to have enough vaccines available for every adult in America by the end of May, but how do we communicate the importance of vaccinations in populations that may have a high mistrust.

Dr. William Stauffer will discussed what we know and don't know about vaccine hesitancy in refugee and immigrant populations.

Webinar Recap

Dec. 6, 2020

Una sesión virtual de DACA

USCIS está aceptando nuevas aplicaciones de DACA. Unase con nosotros el miércoles 23 de diciembre a una sesión virtual para saber cuales son los requisitos necesarios para completar su aplicación de DACA. Les informaremos cuales son los recursos disponibles en la comunidad.

Dec. 6, 2020

Una sesión virtual de DACA

USCIS está aceptando nuevas aplicaciones de DACA. Unase con nosotros el miércoles 23 de diciembre a una sesión virtual para saber cuales son los requisitos necesarios para completar su aplicación de DACA. Les informaremos cuales son los recursos disponibles en la comunidad.

Dec. 3, 2020

Daca Online Information Session

Join us as we discuss DACA history, and changes announced this summer by the Department of Homeland Security.

Nov. 18, 2020

Una Sesión Virtual, Seguro y Bienvenido Wyandotte

Los invitamos a todos a unirse con nosotros virtualmente para aprender más sobre la ordenanza local en el condado de wyandotte y cómo beneficiará a nuestra comunidad.

Webinar Recap

Our panelists answered your questions on this new model.

Aug. 13, 2020

Test-to-care model for fighting the pandemic in communities

We have invited Dr. Carina Marquez from ZSFG to share some of the results of this study and discuss what has and hasn’t worked about the test-to-care model.

Webinar Recap

Our panelists answered your questions on how COVID-19 has affected immigration proceedings.

June 25, 2020

The Impact of COVID 19 on Immigration and Immigrant Issues

Our panel answered the community's questions on how COVID-19 has affected immigration issues and gave general updates on DACA and public charge.

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April 30, 2020

Telehealth for Immigrants and Refugees: Opportunities and Challenges

During our April 30 webinar, we have joined by leaders in the health care community to discuss the use of technology with immigrant and refugee communities. We heard from panelists about their journey transitioning to telehealth visits, share lessons learned, and hear from a community member's experience.

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Webinar Recap

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April 15, 2020

Webinar: Our Immigrant and Refugee Communities in KC during COVID-19 Pandemic

Leaders from El Centro, Catholic Charities and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, discussed how their organizations are dealing with this crisis, share information and resources, and discuss their future plans to continue serving our immigrant and refugee communities.

Census 2020

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February 27, 2020

Census 2020: How to Engage the Hard to Count Populations

We were joined by Carlos Urquilla-Diaz, partnership specialist, Dallas Regional Census Office, field division for Denver and Kansas region, US Census Bureau, as well other leaders in the community to speak about how to reach out to community members that need to be counted for Census 2020.

The Reardon Convention Center | 520 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, KS
66101 Wyandotte Room #2

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December 19, 2019

Tools and Resources You Can Use to Advocate for the Health of Children & Families Who Have Immigrated

Dr. Elizabeth Montgomery Collins, a pediatrician with over 20 years' experience in international maternal child health, shares different tools and resources that immigrant and refugee families can use to better their new lives.

Union Station Kansas City | 30 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO
64108 KC Chamber Board Room (Located by Pierponts Restaurant)

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November 21, 2019

Healthcare Access: Voices of Latino Immigrants and Their Health Insurance Coverage in the Kansas City Area

Information and voices shared regarding a recent Healthcare study conducted on the experience immigrants and refugees in the Kansas City area face through accessing local healthcare.

Lenexa City Hall | 17101 W. 87th St. Pkwy, Lenexa, KS 66219

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November 5, 2019

Safe Spaces: Creating a Welcoming Place for All

Adriana Ortiz-Serrano
Adriana Ortiz-Serrano is a Colombian attorney with more than a decade of legal practice defending and promoting human rights.

Union Station Kansas City | 30 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO
64108 KC Chamber Board Room (Located by Pierponts Restaurant)

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August 1, 2019

CLASSROOMS FOR SUCCESS: Strategies to Engage Immigrant Students and Their Families

Young-chan Han - Family Involvement/Title I Specialist
Maryland State Department of Education

Arthur Stilwell Room at Union Station
30 W. Pershing Rd., Kansas City, MO 64108
(Located on C-Level, adjacent to Bank of America Gallery.)

July 11, 2019

Join The Conversation:
Accessing Cancer Care

Learn about the issue of accessing cancer care that is affecting Latino and other immigrants and refugees in the Kansas City area from El Centro’s Health Navigation Program and the Cancer Care Access Committee it facilitates.

KC Chamber Board Room at Union Station
30 W. Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108

November 15, 2018

Culturally-Sensitive Mental Health Services for Immigrant & Refugee Populations

Samantha Allweiss, LCSW - Manager of Clinical Operations
RefugeeOne, Wellness Program

KC Chamber Board Room
30 W. Pershing Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64108
1st Floor — Union Station

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August 24, 2018

Protecting the Health of Immigrant Families

Current policies affecting immigrant families in our region
Gabrielle Lessard, Senior Policy Attorney of the Access to Healthcare team at the National Immigration Law Center (NILC).

protectingimmigrantfamilies.org

KC Chamber Board Room
30 W. Pershing Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64108
1st Floor — Union Station

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June 28, 2018

We Are Here to Serve

Learn effective techniques used by local healthcare providers.
Join us to hear from health care providers that have found ways to better serve the immigrant and/or
refugee communities in our area.

Painted Hills Golf Course
7101 Parallel Parkway
Kansas City, KS 66112

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