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System of Support in the Cedar Valley: Neighbors of Peace, Prosperity & Compassion

Friday, November 1, 2019

Registration: 8:00 - 8:45 a.m.
Conference: 8:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.*
Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center
120 Jefferson Street, Waterloo, Iowa 50701
*Happy hour reception & networking to follow at Blue Iguana, Waterloo

Sponsored by: 
UNI TRIO Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)
UNI College of Social & Behavioral Sciences (CSBS)
UNI Center for Urban Education (UNI-CUE)

This event will be approved for 6 Social Work CEUs

Online registration for this conference is now closed.
For questions, please contact:
Kathy.Martin@uni.edu or 319-273-4774

ABOUT

Learn about local efforts addressing inequities and inequalities in the Cedar Valley community. Conference will arm helping professionals with knowledge and tools to support their populations in the areas of employment, education, criminal justice, health, gender, sexual orientation and housing.  

AGENDA

8-8:45 a.m.  REGISTRATION & MIXER

8:45-9 a.m. | WELCOME

9-10:15 a.m. | COMMUNITY PANEL: ONE YEAR LATER
Facilitator: Abby Turpin, KWWL
Debra Hodges-Harmon, Cedar Valley Iowa Works
Cary Darrah, Grow Cedar Valley
Christine Kemp, People's Community Health Clinic
Mayor Quentin Hart, City of Waterloo
Chief Craig Berte, Cedar Falls Police Department
Asst Chief Daniel Trelka, Waterloo Police Department 

10:15-11:30 a.m. | SPEAKERS FORUM
Education:  Kingsley Botchway II, Waterloo Community School District
LGBTQ: Libby Fry, UNI Department of Social Work
Housing:  Lisa Ahern, Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments &  Julie Dawson, Waterloo Housing Authority
Employment: Debra Hodges-Harmon, Cedar Valley Iowa Works & Cary Darrah, Grown Cedar Valley

11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. | ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS

12:15 - 1 p.m. | LUNCH
Keynote: Stephen Quirk, Lutheran Services in Iowa

1:15-2 p.m. & 2:15-3 p.m. | BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Education:  Kingsley Botchway II, Waterloo Community School District
LGBTQ: Libby Fry, UNI Department of Social Work
Housing:  Lisa Ahern, Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments &  Julie Dawson, Waterloo Housing Authority
Employment:  Debra Hodges-Harmon, Cedar Valley Iowa Works &  Cary Darrah, Grown Cedar Valley
Legal Issues: Michelle Jungers, Iowa Legal Aid

3-3:30 p.m. | CLOSING COMMENTS

3:30 p.m. | HAPPY HOUR & NETWORKING RECEPTION
Blue Iguana, 250 Westfield Ave, Waterloo