Defining Socal Intrapreneurship. Leading Social Innovation in Organizations
Russ Gong of Deloitte and Ben Blevins from the Highland Support Project will be discussing challenges and opportunities in the corporate sector for creating social change programming.
The dynamic duo will share their collaboration to provide Undergraduate students with international consulting through the delivery of transformational consulting services to indigenous NGO's, micro-enterprises and municipal governments.
February 13, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Carole Weinstein International Center. University of Richmond
Audelino Sac Coyoy is a Maya-K’iche’ academic from Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. He describes his duel life as a Maya "Day Counter" or "Maya Preist " in his native culture and as a Professor of Political Science and Maya Studies in his Western Persona.
Don Audelino, as his students call him, presents an indigenous alternative to party politics based on meritocracy and grass-roots respect over money or institutional control over the decision-making process. Elections a democracy does not make when the process for selecting candidates is not democratic.
Paola Tzep Aju represents a new generation of Maya women born in traditional culture but embracing their roles in a globalized community. Paola grew up weaving traditional ceremonial garments and utilitarian fabrics in her rural Highland village of Xeabaj Ixtehuacan.
Paola with be speaking about her work to build resiliency in rural artisans to adapt to a changing world on their own terms.
Cheryl Pailzote, chief hydrologist of the White Mountain Apache Nation, and Robyn Pailzote, farm technician on the Nedée Bikíya horticulture, enterprise, will lead us in a discussion about tribal water rights and food soverignty that native communities are doing to address these critical problems, and how you too can be a part of protecting natural life-giving resources and supporting indigenous efforts.
Come and hear these dynamic women talk about their efforts to restore water and food sovereignty amongst the White Mountain Apache.
Native American Ministries Training
The Highland Support Project (HSP) is providing a training for cross-cultural competency with Native American communities. Topics covered will include context of ministry, best practices, cultural norms and values.
The workshops are three hours, dynamic and participatory. Mission leaders, youth workers, volun-teers or anyone interested in working with Native populations, register today for this amazing one-day Seminar presented by Rochelle J. Lacapa, MPH is the workshop presenter. Ms. Lacapa is a member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe and holds a degree in theology from Notre Dame and a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins. Ms. Lacapa was director of Johns Hopkins Center for American Indi-an Health on the White Mountain Apache reservation. She is currently program manager for Method-ist supported project through the Highland Support Project.
March 17th, 6:00 p.m. – 9 p.m., Pace Campus Ministry Center. 700 W. Franklyn St., Richmond
March 18th, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m., Fredericksburg UMC 308 Hanover St. Fredericksburg
March 19th, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Aldersgate UMC, 1301 Collingwood Rd. Alexandria
Cross-Cultural Training for faith communities serving Native Communities.
How to Work for Positive Change in Native Communities. A workshop on cross-cultural partnerships presented by Rochelle Lacapa MPHS. Ms. Lacapa is a graduate of Notre Dame and Johns Hopkins University and currently, serves as program advisor for the Highland Support Project's work with South West nations.