For the past seven years the city has hosted the annual UNSPOKEN event, focusing on human rights violations and persecutions around the world. It happens again Thursday and Friday with the 8th annual UNSPOKEN Human Rights Festival, being produced by the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees.
• Thursday: Will feature a provider training – “Resiliency: Treating Trauma in Youth and Veterans” – at Delta Hotels by Marriott Utica, 8 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $20 per participant. Presenters include Dr. Joanne Joseph from SUNY Polytechnic Institute and Jacqueline Warmuth, vice president of clinical development at Sitrin Health Care Center. Visit www.mvrcr.org/events to register.
• Friday: A festival reception will be held at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute- Sculpture Court beginning at 4:30 p.m. At 6 p.m., Kristin Beck, a retired United States Navy SEAL, will talk in the MWPAI Auditorium. Beck gained public attention in 2013 when she came out as a trans woman, the first openly transgender former U.S. Navy SEAL. Beck served for 20 years in the U.S. Navy SEALs before the transition and took part in 13 total deployments, including seven combat missions.Read More
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The Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees invites the public to the 8th annual UNSPOKEN Human Rights Festival Thursday, October 11th & Friday, October 12th, 2018. Thursday, October 11th will feature a Provider Training – Resiliency: Treating Trauma in Youth and Veterans at Delta Hotels by Marriott Utica from 8:00am-12:00pm. Tickets are $20 per participant. On Friday, October 12th, there will be a Festival Reception that will be held at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute- Sculpture Court beginning at 4:30pm. At 6:00pm in the MWPAI Auditorium, there will talk given by Kristin Beck, who is a retired United States Navy SEAL who gained public attention in 2013 when she came out as a trans woman, the first openly transgender former U.S. Navy SEAL. Beck has received multiple military awards and decorations, including a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. Following the presentation, the film “Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story” will be shown in the MWPAI Auditorium. Tickets are $50 per attendee for the reception, which includes hors d'oeuvres and beer/wine/soda, as well as admittance to the presentation by Kristin Beck and feature film.
MVRCR is excited to collaborate with students from Utica College’s Multimedia Web Design class who have launched a five-week campaign consisting of captivating stories from 13 refugees.Read More