Monday, November 2, 2015

Community Service Learning Opportunities: Events

by Ann Abbott

There are more opportunities to use your Spanish with native speakers and learn about the local Latino community. Please correspond directly with the person in charge.

Spanish Story Time

Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 14

OJO: note that Tolono is a town just a few miles south of Champaign. You will need transportation and some extra travel time if you choose to participate in that particular event.

CLACS has two Spanish Story Time programs in November. Spanish and Illinois students are invited to participate :

     1. Spanish Story Time at Tolono Public Library

            - Friday November 6
            - 10:30 am
            - Tolono Public Library. 111 E. Main, Tolono, IL 61880
On Friday November 6th we will present the book Biblioburro
Come with your children to listen the story in English/Spanish, enjoy Latin American songs, and make an Alphabet booklet!
2.       Spanish Story Time at the Urbana Free Library

·         Sat Nov.  14
·         2:30 PM
·         The Urbana Free Library

On Saturday November 14, we will present Arthur Dorros' book:
Come with your children to listen the story in English/Spanish, enjoy Latin American songs, and make a poncho!

Muchas gracias,

Alejandra S-Seufferheld
Outreach and FLAS Coordinator
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)
202 ISB | MC-481 |910 S. Fifth Street |Champaign, IL 61820
Ph: 217.244.2790 |

Immigrant Friendly Health Fair and Forum

Tuesday, November 10 from 5pm to 8pm

Here is a note from Ms. Megan Flowers to me: If you have a group of volunteers would are interested in working different areas of the health fair and forum, we could use help at the welcome table (from 5pm to 8pm) or playing with the kids in the nursery. Volunteers could help out in one hour shifts at least. 
You can sign up at this online form. Please contact Megan if you have specific questions:

The Fair & Forum: At the event, all residents of Champaign County are welcome to receive free medical screenings, information about healthcare resources such as free medical clinics and attend presentations on navigating the healthcare marketplace, dealing with culture shock and transitioning as a newcomer, and getting connected with low-cost immigration legal assistance. Childcare will be provided at the event. 

During the Fair, Healthy Illinois will host a community forum on ensuring Illinois’s future by insuring all Illinoisans from 7pm to 8pm, which will take place in the Children’s Fellowship Hall of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Champaign-Urbana. The mission of the Healthy Illinois Campaign is to make quality, affordable health care coverage accessible to all people in Illinois. For more information about Healthy Illinois, please click here for a one page overview. For further questions, please contact Campaign Director Jesse Hoyt of the Healthy Illinois Campaign [(773)507-4809;].

Immigrant-Friendly Fair & Forum events:
Fellowship Hall: 5pm to 8pm
-Free Healthcare Screenings
-Immigrant-Friendly Health & Community Resource Booths

Children’s Fellowship Hall: 5:30pm to 8pm
5:30pm Navigating the Healthcare System
6:00pm Connecting to Low-Cost Immigration Legal Assistance
6:30pm Dealing with Culture Shock & Transitioning
7:00pm Healthy Illinois: Ensuring Health Care Access to All Illinoisans

Sponsors of the Immigrant-Friendly Health Fair & Forum include: Healthy Illinois, Avicenna, Smile Healthy, Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Association, HeRMES, Champaign County Health Care Consumers, The Immigration Project, The La Linea Community Helpline, CU Immigration Forum & Social Action Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Champaign-Urbana

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