Marshallese Culture Class (for K-12 educators)
Friday, March 6, 2020
Library at the Center for Nonprofits at the JTL
614 E. Emma Ave., Springdale
This class, specifically geared toward K-12 educators, includes a basic overview of Marshallese history and culture, information on matrilineality, U.S.-R.M.I. relations, including the Compact of Free Association, and the Marshallese diaspora in Arkansas and the greater Midwest. We will focus on topics relevant to educators, specifically the differences in the educational system in the RMI and the US and how to speak with Marshallese families about their child. The training will include brief language instruction and an extended Q&A period for participants. Students will receive a certificate of completion.
Registration deadline: March 4, 2020.
This course is taught by MEI Program Director Carlnis Jerry, and MEI Cofounder Dr. April Brown. Cost covers all needed materials (in-class and online).
For questions or to enroll, email MEI directly at with contact information, the names and number of participants, and affiliation. You may pay via check, purchase order, or online via Paypal or Square.
The Marshallese Educational Initiative is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in July 2013 in northwest Arkansas that specializes in humanities programming.