InterCultural Competency Training: Focus on Human Trafficking
Friday, Dec. 13, 2019
Library at the Center for Nonprofits at the JTL
614 E. Emma Ave., Springdale
In the wake of the charges of Human Trafficking of Marshallese birth mothers and their babies, MEI is offering a humanities-based, InterCultural Competency Training to inform service providers, law enforcement officials, and the general public about Marshallese culture, specifically traditional Marshallese adoptions practices and family structure.
The training will provide general information about Marshallese history and culture, matrilineality, U.S.-R.M.I. relations, including the Compact of Free Association, and the Marshallese diaspora in Arkansas. The training will include brief language instruction and an extended Q&A period for participants. Students will receive a certificate of completion.
Registration deadline: December 10, 2019.
This course is taught by MEI Program Director Carlnis Jerry, Women's Program Coordinator Winona Kisino, and MEI Cofounder Dr. April Brown. Cost of this course is $65/person. Cost covers all needed materials (in-class and online).
For questions or to enroll, please fill out the contact form below, or 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.