Programs and Events
2015 BTCU Programs
Unless otherwise noted: All programs will be held
First Congregational Church 145 Capital Ave. N.E., Battle Creek
BTCU and First United Methodist Church present:
The Dorothy Height Story: "My Walk to Freedom."
Thursday, Sept. 24th at 7 p.m.
at the First United Methodist Church
111 E. Michigan Ave., B.C.
Celebration Reception after the program....all are invited to meet for informal conversation with Dorothy and share the celebration of Bridges to Cultural Understanding for completing its 7th year of giving multicultural community programs.
BRIDGES TO CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING PRESENTS
THE FOLLOWING 2 PART PROGRAM
AT FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2015 from 7 - 8:30 P.M.
1. Level II Disability Language. Intended to promote even greater understanding of Disability Issues, change paradigms, grasp the bigger picture, and help us connect in more meaningful ways as allies in the Disability social justice pathway to equity.
2. Spotlight on understanding how we can reduce stress and hurt in the lives of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals we love, have as friends and work with on a daily basis. Information will be very helpful if you know someone personally who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
Krista Nawrocki will be our keynote speaker. She has worked at the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center since 2009 in the Equal Employment Opportunity Office as a Nationally Certified Sign Language Interpreter and the People with Disabilities Program Manager. She will be sharing front line knowledge of Disability issues, education and problem solving with us.
Krista, who is originally from Detroit, graduated with a BA in Sign Language Studies from Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan. She advises on disability concerns, hiring Schedule A candidates, and teaches Deaf Culture and How to Use an Interpreter in the work force. She has also taught Sign Language classes to the community with her husband Dan, who is Hard of Hearing. They have a one year old daughter, Kira.