Past CAL Presentations
National Immigrant Integration Conference 2012
September 22-25, 2012
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Preservation of Heritage Languages as a Way to Promote Social Cohesion and Integration
Each presenter discusses the population of speakers of the language in the United States; heritage language programs to build the proficiency of these speakers; and ways that these speakers, their communities, and their language and cultural programs promote social cohesion and integration into U.S. culture. This is followed by discussant comments and general questions and comments. Languages addressed in this session: French, Chinese, Spanish, Ukrainian.
Presenters include: Joy Peyton, Na Liu
Sunday, September 23, 2012, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Promoting Integration: The Refugee Perspective / Community Education
"Why are refugees moving into my town?" Every year, thousands of refugees fleeing war and persecution from counties like Burma, Sudan and Iraq are resettled to cities across the United States where they are able to rebuild their lives in safety and with dignity. Presenters from national experts including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Center for Applied Linguistics effectively use storytelling, multi-media and social media platforms to provide cultural information, to ease local resistance, and to strengthen relationships between residents and newcomers in resettlement communities. Pick up creative tips for improving your communication awareness campaigns.
Presenters include: Sanja Bebic
Sunday, September 23, 2012, 1:45-3:15 pm
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