MARCH 24, 2011: ACA NEW ORLEANS GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY and LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY ~ To provide direct community services and foster leadership potential and professional development from a multicultural-social justice perspective.
Thursday, March 24, 2011 from 7:00 AM to 6:30 PM (CDT)
New Orleans Giving Back to the Community Service Projects
7:00 am (CST) to 1:00pm (CST)
All projects will be held in the surrounding New Orleans area and transportation will be provided by ACA. All volunteers are required to meet in the Convention Center at 7:00 on Thursday March 24, 2011 for a brief orientation. Buses will begin boarding and leave promptly at 7:45.
Registration for The Operation Nehemiah Service Project will close at 11:55pm on March 14, 2011. No further registrations will be accepted after that time.
Operation Nehemiah- Historic Holt Cemetery Rebuilding Project
Volunteers will work to restore this historic and famous cemetery after its devastation from Hurricane Katrina. Activities will range from light ground work to some moderate lifting and moving debris, building coping for the grave sites, making crosses for the unmarked graves and many other projects Many generations of “heroes and legends” are laid to rest at Holt and often the surviving family members are not capable of doing this work themselves. Volunteers should wear work clothes, boots, and work gloves and should also bring a light jacket or hat, as weather is often unpredictable. For more information on Operation Nehemiah and the Holt Cemetery please visit http://operationnehemiah.com
In addition to the projects listed above, the following components/projects of the 2011 ACA-New Orleans Project are also integral parts of the Giving Back to the Community/Multicultural-Social Justice Leadership Development Academy and will be held concurrently, but are not open for registration
Career Development/Train the Trainer - March 24, 2011 The National Career Development Association (NCDA) will partner with Catholic Charities and the Archdiocese of New Orleans to provide career development at: Incarnate Word Center (an Adult Education Center), Cafe Hope (provides at-risk youth job readiness skills and training), and a "Train the Trainer" workshop with various staff of Catholic Charities.
Social Justice Leadership Academy 2:00pm (CST) to 6:30pm (CST)
Earn 4.0 FREE CEU's
On-line registration for the Leadership Development Academy will close at 11:55pm on March 22, 2011.
On-site registration WILL be available on the date of the event. You may register in person beginning at 1:00pm on March 24, 2011.
All workshops will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. These activities are aimed at building unity among counselors from diverse specialty areas and will address the impact that multicultural-social justice counseling and advocacy continue to have on various populations and the counseling profession in general. Particular attention is aimed at generating specific action strategies and counselors are encouraged to implement these when addressing issues related to multicultural and social justice issues locally, nationally, internationally, and in the American Counseling Association (ACA) in particular. ****Please register (above) for this event.
Schedule of Events
1:45 -2:00pm Registration (Note: Participants are required to register at the beginning of this event, and attend the entire event, in order to receive the 4 free CEU's)
2:00 - 3:00pm Press Conference and Opening Plenary Session
3:10 - 4:10pm Special Workshop "What is multicultural-social justice leadership and why is it important for the counseling profession? Presenter: Dr. Thomas Parham
4:15 - 5:15pm Concurrent Evening Workshops (Note: It is not necessary to register for individual workshops though they are provided here for your reference.)
Workshop #1: The challenges of supporting immigration issues from a social justice leadership and advocacy perspective.
Presenters: Selma Yznaga, Edil Torres Rivera
Workshop #2: Conquering the barriers of economic injustice to promote healthy human development from a social justice leadership and advocacy perspective.
Presenters: Rebecca Toporek and Cyrus Ellis
Workshop #3: Promoting the health and well-being of children and adolescents from a social justice leadership and advocacy perspective.
Presenters: Kent Butler, Tonya Hammer, and Suzanne Mudge
Workshop #4: Innovations in counselor education - national and international social justice counseling training and service projects
Presenters: Rita Chi-Ying Chung, Fred Bemak, and Michael D’Andrea
Workshop #5: Fostering the mental health and empowerment of persons in marginalized groups through social justice leadership and advocacy.
Presenters: Kelley Kenney, Michael Chaney, and Jessica Barrett
Workshop #6: Leadership development strategies to address social justice issues in ACA
Presenters: Jane Goodman, Judy Lewis, Mark Pope
Workshop #7: Graduate student challenges: creative ways to address institutional barriers within universities
Presenters: Nicole Adamson, T.M. Mosley, Susannah Coaston
Workshop #8: Balancing the Need for Critical Assessment While Respecting Other People’s
Freedom of Speech: A Multicultural-Social Justice Perspective.
Presenters: Patricia Arredondo and Shannon Smith
5:20 - 6:30pm Closing Plenary
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