INTERNATIONAL AWARENESS & INVOLVEMENT
international AWARENESS & INVOLVEMENT
Thank you sorors & friends for collecting over 200 books that NMAC donated to Books For Africa during the 2014-2015 sorority year!
Delta has an extensive history of involvement in international issues, including human rights and developing infrastructure. This involvement has led to the participation in projects related to addressing the needs of diverse cultures and global initiatives.
North Manhattan's International Awareness & Involvement committee is charged with educating the chapter and local community on issues abroad and implementing projects related to addressing the needs of the international community. We accomplish this mission through programs that provide assistance, monetary relief, donations, supplies, etc., to help alleviate suffering in other countries.
One of the International Awareness and Involvement committee’s first programs is a series of panel discussions. The goal of the series is to educate people locally on issues that affect the growth and development of our many nations. We aim to come together to discuss what we can do as individuals and as thought leaders to change the state of the world and the environment. It is our hope that through dialogue and education, we can start the catalyst to effect change globally.
The first installment of our International Conversation Series was entitled
Battling Ebola and Other Deadly Outbreaks Abroad & At Home
It was held on Thursday, November 20, 2014, at
Community Health Academy of the Heights
504 West 158th Street, New York, NY 10032
from 6:30PM to 8PM.
Dr. Robert Bristow, Medical Director of Emergency Management, New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Director of Disaster Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Charles Cooper, Jr., Chairman, African Advisory Council of the Bronx
Michelle S. Davis, Regional Health Administrator, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Ewel Napier, Director of Community Partnerships, Center for Health Equity, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Elijah Wells, Founder/Chief Executive Officer of Little Club Heads
The night included a brief reception, a facilitated discussion with the invited guests, and Q&A from the audience. Topics covered everything from Chickunguya to ways we can all support those who have been directly affected by Ebola.
international Conversation Series Part II
Immigration: The Good, The Bad & The Possible
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
6:30pm - 8:00pm
515 Audubon Ave.
New York, NY 10040
The community was invited to join us for free advice and counseling on immigration matters that benefited them and their family.
• The Honorable Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook, 3rd Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom for the United States of America
• Tiffany Javier, Associate Attorney at Bretz & Coven, LLP.
• Margalie Rodriguez, Attorney at Margalie Rodriguez, Esq.
• Irina Tavera, IDNYC Outreach Director
The evening included a brief reception, a facilitated discussion with the invited guests, and Q&A from the audience. Topics covered included how to avoid scams, access to local programs, and political refreshers on the DREAM Act and DACA.
international Conversation Series Part IIII
Human rights: addressing the refugee crisis &
uncovering a rooted connection to human trafficking
Saturday, November 21, 2015
11:00am - 1:00pm
Fort Washington Collegiate Church
515 Audubon Ave.
New York, NY 10040
The third installment of our International Conversation Series entitled “Human Rights: Addressing the Refugee Crisis & Uncovering a Rooted Connection to Human Trafficking” was a success! It was held on Saturday, November 21st, from 11AM - 1PM at the Fort Washington Collegiate Church.
Approximately 50 guests were engaged in an informative discussion on the plight of seeking refugee status in the U.S. and the exploitation that too often occurs as a result of false promises and the need for survival once both immigrants and domestic victims find themselves in unfamiliar circumstances.
Jaime Bedard, LMSW, Anti-Trafficking Supervisor, STEPS to End Family Violence
Nora Cronin, Esq., Coordinator, Response to Human Trafficking and Unaccompanied Minors, NY State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance
Sarah Flatto, Director, Programs & Outreach, NYC Family Justice Center, Manhattan, Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence
Naimah Johnson, LMSW, Counseling Program Consultant, Black Women's Blue Print
Jaivonne Seary, Quality Improvement & Program Development Specialist, Division of Immigration Services, Children’s Village
Jasmine Sudarkasa, Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator, Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (G.E.M.S.)