Online 2 Day Course: Engaging Immigrants and Other Under-Served Communities in Public Engagement

  • November 01, 2022
  • (EDT)
  • November 02, 2022
  • (EDT)
  • 2 sessions
  • November 01, 2022, 12:30 PM 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • November 02, 2022, 12:30 PM 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • Online
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This course will invite practitioners to reflect on their own experiences as participants and facilitators of public engagement processes, explore processes and practices that engage Black Indigenous, People of Color communities with an emphasis on immigrant populations.

Participants will be equipped with tools and strategies to:

  • Recognize the value of ensuring inclusive public engagement

  • Understand who is in your community and issues that matter to immigrants and other BIPOC communities

  • Determine assets of community members to ensure effective inclusive engagement

  • Design public engagement efforts to support inclusion, equity and belonging

  • Build relationships and trust to sustain the impact of public engagement efforts

Join us for an interactive session, where you can fill your toolbox with effective public engagement techniques that will help you plan and host authentic conversations, achieve objectives and create momentum for positive change.  

Cost: $200 member, $275 nonmember $125 student

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Trainer: Mahvash Hassan

facilitates collaborative equity-centered systems change efforts and develops and delivers equity and inclusion trainings for government agencies and public participation practitioners. Her clients include state and local governments, philanthropy and nonprofits.  At the Institute for Local Government, she facilitated multi-stakeholder planning processes to establish local government offices of immigrant affairs and developed curriculum and resources to drive equity, language access and immigrant civic engagement in California’s communities. 

Mahvash’s workshops are informed by her lived experience and projects that center the voices of BIPOC communities including immigrants and refugees. Recent projects include:

  • Developing a Racial Equity Action Plan and Racial Equity Toolkit for a state agency

  • Facilitating the COVID 19 African American Education and Outreach Partnership, a national community-centered public-philanthropic project.  

  • Facilitating the East Contra Costa STRONG Nonprofits Fund, a collaboration of six Bay Area foundations working to increase racial equity, economic justice, and public and philanthropic investments. 

Mahvash serves on the Bates College Alumni Council, is a mentor with Oakland Promise, the former board chair for Welcoming America and former president and board member of a local community group committed to antiracist education and advocacy.   Mahvash holds a M.P.A. from Columbia University and a B.A. in Political Science from Bates College. 

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