Utica OD Features Unspoken - You can still register!
The Utica OD has featured this year's Unspoken Events in their OP-ED section encouraging the community to attend. Space is still available for both events.
Wondering what the connection between the "Town that Loves Refugees", treating trauma for veterans, and having a former Navy Seal as a speaker? The Refugee program as it functions today was established in 1980 due to the Vietnamese conflict, creating a direct link between service members and individuals coming to Utica from Vietnam.
In recent years the Refugee Center has assisted families from both Iraq and Afghanistan. MVRCR has also welcomed SIV (Special Immigrant Visa) recipients, Iraqi's and Afghani's who worked as translators and interpreters with the U.S. military and had to leave their home countries due to their work. We have several of these linguists who continued to serve after arriving in the U.S., working for the Refugee Center, and our language departments Compass Interpreters and tone. Kristin Beck, former Navy Seal completed tours of duty in Afghanistan, Bosnia (Utica resettled almost 5,000 individuals from the former Yugoslavia), and Iraq. She also worked with many interpreters and translators in these countries that were vital to operations. Kristen will discuss her experience as a Navy seal, her work with linguists, and her experience after returning to civilian life.
Thursday October 11
Provider Training: Resiliency: Treating Trauma in Youth and Veterans
REGISTER NOW - ONLY $20/participant
- 8-8:45am Registration and Continental Breakfast
- 8:45am-12:00pm Provider Training (Delta Hotels Utica by Marriott - Grande Ballroom)
Friday October 12
Reception, Presentation & Film Featuring Kristin Beck
REGISTER NOW - $50.00 ticket includes Event Reception, Presentation by Kristin Beck, Entry for Film Lady Valor
- 4:30pm - Event Reception @ MWPAI Sculpture Court
- 6:00pm - Presentation by Kristin Beck @ MWPAI Auditorium
- 7:30pm - Film: Lady Valor the Kristin Beck Story