Arizona Refugee Resettlement Program Meaningful Access Symposium - 2019

Tuesday  13 August  2019  8:00 AM    Wednesday  14 August  2019 12:00 PM
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Last update 15/08/2019

In follow-up to priorities identified during the Arizona Refugee Resettlement Summit in August of 2018, RRP seeks to convene diverse stakeholders to learn about the historical, legal and social implications of meaningful access to services for individuals with limited English proficiency. 


Through panel presentations, sharing of promising practices, and discussions about the scope of meaningful access, RRP hopes to collectively explore the Civil Rights Act of 1964’s assertion that “no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” 


Beyond addressing basic access to linguistic supports, RRP seeks to create a space for learning to encourage active participation in efforts to expand equity and inclusion.


This event will take place from 8 AM to 5 PM on August 13 and 8 AM to Noon on August 14. Registration for this event will end on July 30. 


There is no cost associated with this event and we will not be hosting exhibitor tables. There will be a resource table for organizations interested in providing information about their services. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2019



8:00 - 8:30 AM                                   Registration and Breakfast


8:35 – 8:45 AM                                   Introduction and Welcome



8:45 – 9:00 AM                                  Opening Remarks


9:00 – 9:45 AM                                  History and Implications of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and                                                                Limited English Proficiency 


9:45 – 10:15 AM                                History and Implications of Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate                                                                    Services National Standards


10:15 – 10:30 AM                               Break


10:30 – 11:30 AM                              Quality of Interpretation and Translation Panel Discussion


11:30 – 12:00 PM                               Defining the Scope of Meaningful Access Fishbowl Activity


12:00 – 12:50 PM                               Lunch


1:00 – 2:00 PM                                   Promising Practices: Safety and Housing Panel


2:00 – 2:15 PM                                   Break


2:15 – 3:15 PM                                   Promising Practices: Education Panel



3:15 – 4:15 PM                                   Promising Practices: Health Panel



Wednesday, August 14. 2019



8:00 – 8:30 AM                                   Registration and Breakfast


8:30 – 8:45 AM                                   Introduction and Welcome



8:45 – 10:00 AM                                 Beyond Legal Requirements: Moving Towards Equity and Inclusion


10:00 – 10:15 AM                               Break


10:15 – 11:15 AM                               Collective Impact Kickoff



11:15 – 11:45 AM                               Open Discussion with Audience



11:45 – 12:00 PM                               Closing and Program Concludes



12:00 – 1:00 PM                                 Lunch


This is a public event, and media may be present. By registering for this event, you are indicating that you understand that photos, videos, and audio recording taken at today’s event may be distributed in any manner or media.

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