OLA: 7th Annual Language Access Conference and Cultural Competence Training

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7TH ANNUAL HAWAII CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE ACCESS
Theme: ‘Ike ‘Āina – Language Access and Cultural Literacy
August 6-8, 2014

CONFERENCE PROGRAM
August 6, Wednesday (Pikake Room, Neal S. Blaisdell Center)

Emcee: Jennifer Rose, Esq., Office of Gender Equity, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
7:30 – 8:30 Registration: Neal S. Blaisdell Center Galleria

8:30 – 8:35 Opening Oli
Palakiko Yagodich, Assistant Professor, Kapiolani Community College, University of Hawaiʻi

8:35 – 8:40 Opening Remarks
Dr. Serafin Colmenares Jr., Executive Director, Office of Language Access

8:40 – 8:50 Message
Office of the Mayor, City & County of Honolulu

8:50 – 9:05 Message
Office of the Governor, State of Hawaiʻi

9:05 – 9:45 Opening Keynote: Why is Cultural Literacy Important to Language Access?
Justice Sabrina McKenna, Associate Justice, Hawaiʻi Supreme Court

9:45 – 10:25 Special Keynote: Language Access, Cultural Literacy and Canada’s First Nations
Dr. Evan Adams, Deputy Provincial Health Officer for Aboriginal Health, Ministry of Health, British Columbia

10:25 – 10:40 Break

10:40 – 11:20 Cultural Awareness, Cultural Sensitivity, and Cultural Competency: The Tools for Overcoming Barriers and Building Bridges to Effective Language Access
Ira Sen Gupta, Executive Director, Cross Cultural Health Care Program, Seattle, Washington

11:20 – 12:00 ‘Ike ‘Āina – Culturally Based Indigenous Literacy
Dr. Noelani Iokepa-Guerrero, Associate Professor, College of Hawaiian Language, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
12:00 – 1:15 Lunch Break
Hawaii’s Language Roadmap Initiative: An Update
Dr. Dina Yoshimi, Director, Hawaiʻi Language Roadmap Initiative

1:15 – 2:30 Filipino Culture from the Perspective of Three Philippine Languages
Panelists: Dr. Raymund Liongson, Associate Professor, Leeward Community College, University of Hawaiʻi; Dr. Virgie Chattergy, Professor Emeritus, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa; Dr. Ruth Mabanglo, Professor, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

2:30 – 2:45 Break

2:45 – 4:00 Understanding East-Asian Cultures
Panelists: Dr. Cynthia Ning, Associate Director, Center for Chinese Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa; Dr. William Wayne Farris, Professor, Center for Japanese Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa; Dr. Gary Yong Gi Pak, Professor, Center for Korean Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

8:30 – 4:30 Exhibits: Neal S. Blaisdell Center Galleria

August 7, Thursday (Pikake Room, Neal S. Blaisdell Center)

Emcee: Gerald Ohta, Affirmative Action Officer, Department of Health, State of Hawaiʻi
7:30 – 8:00 Registration: Neal S. Blaisdell Center Galleria

8:00 – 9:00 Latino Cultural Traditions and Linguistic Barriers
Panelists: Patricia Harpstrite, Spanish Interpreter; Sue Haglund, Ph.D. Student, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa; Clare Hanusz, Esq. at Damon Key Leong Kupchak and Hastert

9:00 – 9:40 Linguistic and Cultural Nuances Among the Peoples of Mainland Southeast Asia Betty Brow, Executive Vice President, International Banking Division, Bank of Hawaiʻi; Aphirak Bamrungruan, Esq., LEP Project Coordinator, Department of Human Services, State of Hawaiʻi

9:40 – 9:55 Break

9:55 – 11:10 Language Access and Cultural Literacy among Pacific Islanders
Panelists: Dr. Lori Phillips, Director, Pacific Center for Arts and Humanities in Education at Pacific Resources for Education and Learning; Emily Lam, Senior Specialist, Pacific Resources for Education and Learning; Dr. Neal Palafox, Professor, John Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

11:10 – 12:15 Language, Literacy and Cultural Challenges among ELL in Schools
Panelists: Shari Dela Cuadra-Larsen, Esq., Acting Director, Special Projects Office, Department of Education, State of Hawaiʻi; Dr. Christine Brigid Malsbary, Visiting Professor of Education at Vassar College

12:15 – 1:20 Lunch Break
The Mangrobang Case
Paul Alston, Esq., at Alston Hunt Floyd and Ing

1:20 – 2:00 Understanding Deaf Culture
Darlene Ewan, Hawaiʻi School for the Deaf; ASL Instructor, Kapiolani Community College, University of Hawaii

2:00 – 3:00 Cultural Traditions and Linguistic Barriers: Insights from Social Service Providers in Hawaiʻi
Panelists: Terrina Wong, Deputy Director, Pacific Gateway Center; Melba Bantay, Program Director, Catholic Charities Hawaiʻi; Dominic Inocelda, Clinical Administrator, Susannah Wesley Community Center

3:00 – 3:40 Closing Keynote: Literacy in Health Care: Integrating Literacy, Language and Culture to Improve Quality of and Access to Care for Diverse Populations
Dr. Dennis Andrulis, Senior Research Scientist, Texas Institute of Health, and Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Texas at Austin

3:40 – 3:50 Acknowledgements and Closing Remarks
Jennifer Li Dotson, Conference Chair; President & CEO, Network Enterprises, Inc.

3:50 – 4:00 Closing Pule
Palakiko Yagodich, Assistant Professor, Kapiolani Community College, University of Hawaiʻi

8:30 – 3:00 Exhibits: Neal S. Blaisdell Center Galleria
August 8, Friday (CR2, William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa)

7:30 – 8:00 Registration

8:00 – 4:00 Workshop on Cultural Competency –
Closing the Gap: From Cultural Bump to Cultural Congruence
Ira Sen Gupta, Executive Director, Cross Cultural Health Care Program, Seattle, Washington

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