Conozcan NUESTROS y los Derechos de Nuestros Vecinos/Know Our & Our Neighbors’ Rights: Friday, January 22nd

Conozcan NUESTROS y los Derechos de Nuestros Vecinos

Viernes, Enero 22, 7 pm en la First Grace United Methodist Church, (3401 Canal Street)
El Congreso, La Semilla, & Project Ishmael, (las tres organizaciones de derechos de inmigrantes en First Grace) han organizado una reunión para:

1. Educar a nuestra comunidad sobre las políticas y estrategias actuales que se utilizan por los agentes de inmigración

2. Educar a nuestra comunidad en nuestros ( y nuestros vecinos ‘ ) derechos

3. Escuchar historias y experiencias de inmigración de los miembros de nuestra comunidad.

¡Por favor únete a nosotros! Todas las personas, todas las edades son bienvenidos. Siéntase libre – pero no obligado 🙂 – traer una merienda para compartir.

Know OUR (& our Neighbors’) Rights

Friday, January 22, 7pm at First Grace United Methodist Church (3401 Canal Street)

El Congreso, La Semilla, & Project Ishmael (the 3 immigrant rights organizations located at First Grace) are hosting a gathering to:

1. Educate our community on current policies and strategies being used by immigration enforcement officials

2. Educate our community on our (& our neighbors’) rights

3. Hear immigration stories & experiences of members of our community.

HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response: Video Challenge

Good morning! Cross posting for maximum exposure.

The HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response recently kicked off the My Preparedness Story: Staying Healthy and Resilient Video Challenge on The contest invites young people between the ages of 14 and 23 to submit a creative video—up to 60 seconds long—showing how they help their families, friends, and community protect their health during disasters and every day. The entries will be evaluated by a panel of expert judges and we’ll post the top entries on the My Preparedness Story Video Challenge website so that other people can vote on them. Submissions could be used to help others learn better ways to prepare their communities for disasters and emergencies. And contestants could win up to a $2,000 grand prize. Entries are due on March 28, 2016 at 11 p.m. EST.

Could you help get the word out by sharing this announcement message with your communities? Many thanks!

Stephanie K. Bardack, PhD, BSN
Captain, USPHS
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
Phone: 202-690-8011
“Ancora Imparo”

Cervical Cancer Awareness Webinar

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, which is especially important in Louisiana as we have one of the highest death rates from the disease in the country. As a person working in the health care field, you are in a uniquely powerful position to help change those statistics. Learn how you can help do that by joining our free webinar, Friday, Jan. 29 from 1 to 2 p.m. Register at:

Please disseminate to your colleagues.

Thank you,

Dana R. Feist, Med, CHES
Louisiana Cancer Prevention & Control Program
LSUHSC School of Public Health
2020 Gravier St. 3rd floor (Room 210)
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 568-5894

City of Kenner Hispanic Resource Center: Community Health & Resource Fair

Hello All,

Attached please find a copy of our flyer in Spanish and English for our upcoming Community Health & Resource fair to be held on Friday, January 22, 2016 from 10:00 am – 3:00pm – at the City of Kenner Hispanic Resource Center located at 4312 Florida Ave, Kenner, LA 70065. Everyone is WELCOMED!

Following is a list of organizations that will have representatives available to answer questions:
Serenity Hospice Services
Social Security Administration
Jefferson Council on Aging
Families Helping Families of Jefferson
Second Harvest
CCANO Greenwalt Adult Day Care Center
Westminster Towers
Health Net
Patio Drugs
National Total Care Services, LLC
Please assist us by posting, copying, and forwarding to your colleagues and friends in the community the attached flyer in Spanish and English.
As always we thank you in advance for your assistance in promoting these services to the public

Rebeca L. Hasbún
Supervisor III
City of Kenner, Department of Community Development
Hispanic Resource Center
4312 Florida Avenue
Kenner, Louisiana 70065
Telephone: (504) 469-2570
FAX Number: (504) 469-2572

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. – Upcoming Training

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.

New In-Person Training Opportunity
Introduction to Immigration Law Practice:
A Course for New Practitioners

February 25 – 26, 2016 | New Orleans, LA
This two-day training provides the new immigration practitioner with an overview of immigration law concepts and the practice skills necessary to be an effective advocate. Through large group presentations and small group exercises, participants learn about rights and remedies under immigration law, the functions of the different government agencies that carry out immigration law, and the fundamentals of interviewing clients, preparing applications, and staying up-to-date on the law. Topics covered include:
the family-based petition process,
adjustment of status,
consular processing,
inadmissibility and deportability concepts and selected grounds,
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA),
Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents,
and BIA recognition and accreditation.

Learn more and register 

3rd Annual Youth Sexual Health Summit by 4Real Health & Total Community Action, Inc.


If you are planning to attend the Summit and have not already register, please REGISTER as soon as possible. If you are interested in bringing brochures or flyers from your organization to share with others, please let me know as we will have resource tables available.

A snapshot of the Summit’s agenda is below.

We are very excited to have another opportunity to come together as a community to address the needs of our youth. Please feel free to forward this invitation to any colleagues who might be interested in attending. We look forward to working with you on this very important issue. See you soon!

Warm regards,

4Real Health
Total Community Action, Inc.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at Honduran and Mexican Consulate

Friday, January 15th and Friday, January 29th

US EEOC at Honduran Consulate and at Mexican Consulate in order to provide mobile intake services for filing charges of discrimination in the workplace – and also to give presentations on how to file a charge of discrimination within 300 days of suffering tangible adverse employment action

Thursday, January 28th

US EEOC at KGLA Telemundo Radio Tropical – 2:30 PM Afternoon Talk show – presentation on how to file a charge of discrimination with the US EEOC

The McFarland Institute Wellness Ministry Courses 2016

We are registering now for the 2016 April/May wellness ministry courses. Please review the attached flyer for course dates and fees.
Please forward this info to your community and church members who may be interested. Call me after January 6 if you have any questions. Happy holidays.

Lisa A. Collins
Congregational Wellness
The McFarland Institute
Baptist Community Ministries
400 Poydras St., Suite 2525
New Orleans, LA 70130
Direct (504) 593-2330
Fax (504) 593-2305

Come experience the integration of faith and health
A unique ecumenical education involving diverse Christian disciplines, embracing individuality and empowering Gods people for leadership roles in the church.