The Center Event

ONA Opp. Center Community Education Workshop | Asian American Discrimination & the COVID 19 Pandemic

31 March 2021
  • Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Since the start of the COVID 19 pandemic more than 3,800 anti-Asian incidents have occurred (Stop AAPI Hate). Join the Office for New Americans Opportunity Center and The Center's Cultural Competency Trainer, Shana Pughe Dean for a discussion about this issue.

Since the start of the COVID 19 pandemic more than 3,800 anti-Asian incidents have occurred (Stop AAPI Hate). Join the Office for New Americans Opportunity Center and The Center's Cultural Competency Trainer, Shana Pughe Dean for a discussion about the historical discrimination of Asian Americans, the socio-economic diversity of the Asian community, and the experience of the community since COVID 19. The presentation will highlight Asian communities in Central New York and welcome guest speakers including Daniel Cribb, Director of Refugee Health at Mosaic Health.  

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The event will feature the following guest speakers. 

Daniel Cribb, Director of Refugee Health at Mosaic Health Utica
Daniel joined Mosaic Health (then RPCN) in January, 2015 as a Refugee Health/Social Work Care Navigator, overseeing the Refugee Health Assessments at the Utica Community Health Center. He became the Refugee Health Program Coordinator in 2018. In his time here, Daniel has directly supported refugee patients to navigate the US healthcare system and local community. He regularly assists with interpretation and translation in Burmese and Karen. Prior to his work at Mosaic Health, Daniel worked as an Employment Specialist and later as a Case Manager/Interpreter at the local resettlement agency, Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees (MVRCR, now known as The Center). During the COVID-19 pandemic, Daniel has been an invaluable resource for the Oneida County Health Department, working around the clock to ensure that the local refugee community is properly educated, screened, and followed during this public health crisis.

Sulien Miller, Director of the Language Assistance Program for the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS)
Sulien has worked in the field of language access for over two decades as an interpreter, trainer, manager, and advocate with many local and national organizations.  She holds an MA in Communication from the University at Buffalo and is a certified interpreter from the New York State Unified Court System and the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters.

If you have questions or concerns about this event please contact Alesia Baranava, ONA Opportunity Center Coordinator, alesiab@thecenterutica.org | Call or Text (813) 540-3239. 

This event is also being held in recognition of the United Nations Week of Solidarity with People Struggling Against Racism and Racial Discrimination. Learn More