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AshaKiran provides free ‘culturally competent’ services in 49+ languages throughout the state of Alabama to individuals from multicultural backgrounds that are experiencing traumatic/stressful situations such as domestic violence, sexual assault, depression, violence/crisis of any kind, developmental disabilities and more!

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The Alzheimer's Tsunami: Preparing for the WorstSep 19, 1:30pmU.S. Space & Rocket Center Educator Training FacilityPlease note: there are two sessions of this seminar. One will be at 1:30 PM, the other at 5:30 PM. You may select your session on the Eventbrite ticket page. You must reserve your seat through the Eventbrite page.

Oak Tree Financial Services, LLC, American Beacon Advisors and the Alzheimer's Association are proud to welcome guest speaker Jack Broyles, son of the late legendary University of Arkansas head football coach Frank Broyles and President Emeritis of the Greater Dallas Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.

"Jack Broyles has been in the Financial Services Industry for over 30 years. He is well-known for his accomplishments in marketing, motivating, educating registered representatives and their clients.

"After losing his mother to the disease in 2004, he has made educating and serving families affected by the disease. As well as raising awareness for research a major part of his life’s work.

"His father, Frank Broyles, the legendary Arkansas Razorbacks football coach, wrote “Coach Broyles’ Playbook for Alzheimer’s Caregivers”. This playbook shares his experiences and tips for caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s. In 2006, Jack was invited to join the board of directors of the Dallas chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, where he served as chairman from July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2012.

"In 2010 Jack created “The Alzheimer’s Tsunami” and has been speaking nationwide to advisors and their clients on Alzheimer’s since 2013. Having personal experience with the disease, “The Alzheimer’s Tsunami” is a powerful presentation that lays out the physical, mental, emotional, and financial ramifications of Alzheimer’s disease for the families it affects." (www.jackbroylesandassociates.com/meet-jack/)

Seminar Overview
Alzheimer’s disease – a degenerative brain disease that’s the most common form of dementia and the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. – affects one in 10 Americans over the age of 65. Characterized by a decline in memory, language, problem-solving and other cognitive skills, it affects a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. There is no known cure.
If you or someone you love is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, are you prepared to help them physically, emotionally and financially? We’ve crafted a presentation, “The Alzheimer’s Tsunami: Preparing for the Worst,” to help provide a better understanding of the effects of this debilitating disease. Major seminar themes include:


• Understanding Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
• Planning for the costs associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
• Preparing and executing legal, financial and medical documents
• Resources available for patients, caregivers and their families

For more information regarding this seminar, please contact Ronnie Moody, CFP, CRPC, at 256-704-9400.

For more information on Alzheimer's or other related dementia, please contact the Alzheimer's Association at 1-800-272-3900 or visit alz.org.



FAQs


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking lot is available.



How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For more information regarding this seminar, please contact Ronnie Moody, CFP, CRPC, at 256-704-9400.

For more information on Alzheimer's or other related dementia, please contact the Alzheimer's Association at 1-800-272-3900 or visit alz.org.



Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, a list will be available at check-in.



Can I update my registration information?

Yes, please contact Ronnie Moody at 256-704-9400.



Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, please contact Ronnie Moody at 256-704-9400.



Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, please contact Ronnie Moody at 256-704-9400.
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The Alzheimers Tsunami: Preparing for the Worst

North Alabama Out of the Darkness WalkOct 1, 3:30pmJoin us the AFSP Alabama Chapter for the North Alabama Out of the Darkness Walk on Sunday, October 1! When you participate in one of the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.

Check-in/Registration Time: 2:30 pm
Walk Begins: 3:30 pm
Walk Ends: 4:30 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Kari Kingsley
Contact Phone: 256-335-2566
Contact Email: carolineekingsley@gmail.com
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AshaKiran

AshaKiran Free AK Multi-Language Access Model FALL 2017
#AKMLAM2017

AshaKiran’s Multi-Language Access Model (MLAM) Fall 2017 training program will begin August 24th at 8:30 a.m., at the National Children’s Advocacy Center, 210 Pratt Avenue, Huntsville 35801.
This is a FREE training for individuals who speak a second or more languages and would like to become Language Advocates. Certification encompasses 54 hours of classroom and other instruction in specialized interpreting, language advocacy and cultural competency. Upon completion, graduates will have opportunities for paid compensation as AshaKiran Language Advocates — and fulfillment from helping those in need.

AshaKiran Language Advocates will provide interpretation and culturally sensitive support to Limited English Proficiency (LEP) individuals who are experiencing crisis situations (such as domestic violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking), non-crisis situations (accompaniment to court hearings, immigration, medical appointments, etc.) and/or require local services (such as developmental disability resources).

The MLAM training program will include guest speaker Isabel Framer, lead consultant for the Asia Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (API-GBV). She will cover ethics, guiding principles, terminology, modes of interpreting, assignment preparation, glossary building, professionalism, and much more through a mix of presentations, exercises and role playing. Local experts and community leaders will also speak on a variety of topics -- from different perspectives -- that help participants understand the skills, processes and responsibilities for serving as a Language Advocate in crisis and other types of situations. This fall, MLAM classes will take place at the National Children’s Advocacy Center and the Huntsville Achievement School.

Training is FREE, but registration is required in order to attend. Online registration: goo.gl/forms/wB17tbGUS7Fu2GSO2

MLAM Training Schedule / FALL 2017
AUGUST: 24th & 25th @ 8:30AM - 4PM / 31st @ 4PM - 7:30PM
SEPTEMBER: 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th @ 4PM - 7:30PM
OCTOBER: 12th, 19th & 26th @ 4PM - 7:30PM

For more information, please contact us at ladv@ashakiranonline.org

www.facebook.com/events/462120680830027

AshaKiran, which translates to a "ray of hope" is a non profit organization that offers free ‘culturally competent’ services in 49+ languages throughout Alabama serving diverse communities. We focus on assisting individuals from multicultural backgrounds that are experiencing crises such as domestic violence & sexual assault including a focus on developmental disabilities.

Free AK Multi-Language Access Model FALL 2017Aug 24, 8:30amNational Children's Advocacy CenterAshaKiran FREE Multi-Language Access Model (MLAM) Fall 2017!
#AKMLAM2017

AshaKiran’s Multi-Language Access Model (MLAM) Fall 2017 training program will begin August 24th at 8:30 a.m., at the National Children’s Advocacy Center, 210 Pratt Avenue, Huntsville 35801.
This is a FREE training for individuals who speak a second or more languages and would like to become Language Advocates. Certification encompasses 54 hours of classroom and other instruction in specialized interpreting, language advocacy and cultural competency. Upon completion, graduates will have opportunities for paid compensation as AshaKiran Language Advocates — and fulfillment from helping those in need.

AshaKiran Language Advocates will provide interpretation and culturally sensitive support to Limited English Proficiency (LEP) individuals who are experiencing crisis situations (such as domestic violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking), non-crisis situations (accompaniment to court hearings, immigration, medical appointments, etc.) and/or require local services (such as developmental disability resources).

The MLAM training program will include guest speaker Isabel Framer, lead consultant for the Asia Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (API-GBV). She will cover ethics, guiding principles, terminology, modes of interpreting, assignment preparation, glossary building, professionalism, and much more through a mix of presentations, exercises and role playing. Local experts and community leaders will also speak on a variety of topics -- from different perspectives -- that help participants understand the skills, processes and responsibilities for serving as a Language Advocate in crisis and other types of situations. This fall, MLAM classes will take place at the National Children’s Advocacy Center and the Huntsville Achievement School.

Training is FREE, but registration is required in order to attend. Online registration: goo.gl/forms/wB17tbGUS7Fu2GSO2

MLAM Training Schedule / FALL 2017
AUGUST: 24th & 25th @ 8:30AM - 4PM / 31st @ 4PM - 7:30PM
SEPTEMBER: 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th @ 4PM - 7:30PM
OCTOBER: 12th, 19th & 26th @ 4PM - 7:30PM


For more information, please contact us at ladv@ashakiranonline.org

www.facebook.com/events/462120680830027



@[361690510704227:274:AshaKiran], which translates to a "ray of hope" is a non profit organization that offers free ‘culturally competent’ services in 49+ languages throughout Alabama serving diverse communities. We focus on assisting individuals from multicultural backgrounds that are experiencing crises such as domestic violence & sexual assault including a focus on developmental disabilities.
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16 hours ago

AshaKiran

Taco Tuesday with Morris Lilienthal & Chef Juan Hernandez.

Morris & Shannon Johnson Lilienthal raised almost $12,000 for the March of Dimes this year! You can read more about their story at Team Will : March of Dimes - March for Babies.

Juan is the Executive Chef at Local Taco and proud supporter of the March of Dimes. He's been feeding me for years and has new menu items coming out at Local Taco later this week...you're going to love it!
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Free AK Multi-Language Access Model FALL 2017

Free AK Multi-Language Access Model FALL 2017

Aug 24, 8:30am - Aug 24, 4:00pm

National Children's Advocacy Center
210 Pratt Ave NE
Huntsville, AL  35801 Map

AshaKiran FREE Multi-Language Access Model (MLAM) Fall 2017!
#AKMLAM2017

AshaKiran’s Multi-Language Access Model (MLAM) Fall 2017 training program will begin August 24th at 8:30 a.m., at the National Children’s Advocacy Center, 210 Pratt Avenue, Huntsville 35801.
This is a FREE training for individuals who speak a second or more languages and would like to become Language Advocates. Certification encompasses 54 hours of classroom and other instruction in specialized interpreting, language advocacy and cultural competency. Upon completion, graduates will have opportunities for paid compensation as AshaKiran Language Advocates — and fulfillment from helping those in need.

AshaKiran Language Advocates will provide interpretation and culturally sensitive support to Limited English Proficiency (LEP) individuals who are experiencing crisis situations (such as domestic violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking), non-crisis situations (accompaniment to court hearings, immigration, medical appointments, etc.) and/or require local services (such as developmental disability resources).

The MLAM training program will include guest speaker Isabel Framer, lead consultant for the Asia Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (API-GBV). She will cover ethics, guiding principles, terminology, modes of interpreting, assignment preparation, glossary building, professionalism, and much more through a mix of presentations, exercises and role playing. Local experts and community leaders will also speak on a variety of topics -- from different perspectives -- that help participants understand the skills, processes and responsibilities for serving as a Language Advocate in crisis and other types of situations. This fall, MLAM classes will take place at the National Children’s Advocacy Center and the Huntsville Achievement School.

Training is FREE, but registration is required in order to attend. Online registration: goo.gl/forms/wB17tbGUS7Fu2GSO2

MLAM Training Schedule / FALL 2017
AUGUST: 24th & 25th @ 8:30AM - 4PM / 31st @ 4PM - 7:30PM
SEPTEMBER: 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th @ 4PM - 7:30PM
OCTOBER: 12th, 19th & 26th @ 4PM - 7:30PM


For more information, please contact us at ladv@ashakiranonline.org

www.facebook.com/events/462120680830027



AshaKiran, which translates to a "ray of hope" is a non profit organization that offers free ‘culturally competent’ services in 49+ languages throughout Alabama serving diverse communities. We focus on assisting individuals from multicultural backgrounds that are experiencing crises such as domestic violence & sexual assault including a focus on developmental disabilities.
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Asha Tea Time

Asha Tea Time

Aug 24, 5:00pm - Aug 24, 6:30pm

Blossomwood Foundation
2222 Governors Dr. SE
Huntsville, AL  35801 Map

Join AshaKiran's FREE Asha Tea Time Event!

THIS MONTH: What do you know about Eastern Europe?
• Common misconceptions
• Flavor and taste of Eastern Europe & former Soviet Union countries
• MASLENITSA Spring Festival 2018 in Huntsville Alabama!
• Special treats from other countries!

GUEST SPEAKER: Olga Osadcii

Thank you to our sponsors Jay I'Konn & Madison ALOHA!

#AKAshaTeaTime

AshaKiran, which translates to a "ray of hope" is a non-profit organization that offers free ‘culturally competent’ services in 49+ languages throughout Alabama serving diverse communities. We offer assistance to individuals from multicultural backgrounds that are experiencing crises such as domestic violence & sexual assault. We also include a focus on developmental disabilities.
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8th Annual International Festival of North Alabama (iFest)

8th Annual International Festival of North Alabama (iFest)

Sep 16, 9:30am - Sep 16, 5:00pm

UAHuntsville Fitness Center (UFC)
500 John Wright Dr NW
Huntsville, AL  35805 Map

Each fall, the International Society of Huntsville and UAH present the ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF NORTH ALABAMA!

This one-day, family-friendly spectacular―Open to the Public―features a wealth of global performances, from folk dance and traditional instrumentals to ethnic song and martial arts demonstrations; food trucks – a festival favorite; FREE hands-on children’s games and crafting; an Open Air Market; and table displays featuring cultural artifacts, travel/historic literature, handicrafts, native apparel, educational videos, and so much more…from around the world!

The autumnal event takes place on a Saturday on the grounds and in the buildings of UAH...and charges NO admission.

Several of the school’s organizations assist in cosponsoring the Festival, but the real source of power comes from the volunteers within the North Alabama community, particularly those associated with transnational organizations.

Nations as diverse as Poland, India, the Caribbean Islands, China, Pakistan, Ireland, Australia, Korea, Turkey, Guatemala, Egypt, Ukraine, and more have been represented…and each year is bigger and better than the last.

The Spotlight Nation for 2017 is NIGERIA!

Two new nations joining us this year are KYRGYZSTAN and SINGAPORE!

For more information, visit www.internationalsocietyofhuntsville.org; to participate, contact ongb@uah.edu or (256) 824-6432. One can also visit the participating organizations’ individual websites.

VOLUNTEERS should sign up at: signup.com/go/sow2EL

Bring the kids—and the parents!—and join your friends and neighbors in celebrating the MOSAIC that is NORTH ALABAMA!
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17th North Alabama Health & Wellness Fair

17th North Alabama Health & Wellness Fair

Sep 23, 10:00am - Sep 24, 1:00pm

Calhoun Community College
102 Wynn Dr NW
Huntsville, AL  35805 Map

Join us for the 17th Annual North Alabama Health and Wellness Fair for a variety of FREE medical screenings, testing and health information.

Come walk with us to help promote behavior changes resulting in a healthier lifestyle beginning at 8:30 am followed by a welcome & greeting of honored guests and elected officials and then the health fair from 10 am to 1 pm -- including door prizes! Spanish interpreters will be available.

We have accepted the challenge of leadership which requires active involvement in movements to eradicate health disparities and to embrace a lifestyle that promotes good nutrition, physical activity and most important ownership of our health. The health fair is FREE and open to the community and is a joint collaboration between: 100 Black Men Greater Huntsville Chapter, Inc., Links Incorporated, Greater Huntsville Chapter, Huntsville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Asha Kiran-A Ray of Hope, Harrison Senior Wellness and Advocacy Center, Alabama A&M University, University Alabama in Huntsville, J.F. Drake State Community & Technical College, Virginia College, and Calhoun Community College.

GOAL: To raise health awareness/education, provide access to FREE health care and information that will ultimately promote good behavior change resulting in a healthier lifestyle.

This years North AL Health & Wellness Fair will provide FREE screening/testing and more valuable tools around the following health related conditions and areas:

1. Prostate Cancer
2. Diabetes
3. HIV/AIDS
4. Depression & Anxiety
5. Suicide
6. Hypertension
7. Cholesterol
8. Child Obesity
9. Hearing/Vision Testing
10. Dental Care
11. Varicose Veins Screening
12. Health Ministries
13. Foot Care
14. Skin Care
15. Physical Fitness
16. Bone Density
17. Hepatitis C Care
18. Alzheimer's
19. Stroke or Cerebral Vascular Accident [CVA]
20. Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative
21. Breast Cancer Awareness
22. Flu Vaccines
23. Massage Therapist
24. Health Insurance
25. Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Awareness/Prevention
26. Tobacco Prevention
27. Crisis Services
28. Health & Nutrition
29. Voter Registration
30. Marriage Coaching
31. Care for the homeless
32. Allergy & Asthma


CHECK OUT THE AWESOME VENDORS that have already registered to attend and/or support in some capacity with more to come!

2017 North AL Health & Wellness Vendors:
Rocket City Chiropractic
Adult & Pediatric Allergy, Asthma & Skin enters of North Alabama
Camellia Hospice
River Region Psychiatry Associates, LLC
Mary Kay
Madison County Health Department
Inspiring Smiles
1st Missionary Baptist Church “Healing Tough Ministry”
Learning Quest, Inc
Alabama Organ Center
Health Unlimited
The Juicery
Huntsville Hospital Breast Center
Crestwood Medical Center
Premiere Dental
Alabama A&M University Cooperative Extension
Virginia College ………………
United States Army Recruit Command (?)
Rehabilitation Neu Ser LLC
NAACP
Edward Jones
Walgreens Mastin Lake (Free Flu Shots)
100 NCBW Huntsville Chapter
Bureau of Health Promotion & Chronic Disease
Servant Home Care
Chick-Fli-A, Hampton Cove
Chick-Fli-A, University Drive (?)
University of Alabama in Huntsville…….
J.F. Drake State Communication & Technical College………
Fox Army Health Center / Wellness Clinic (?)
Restorative Health wellness center
Johnson Partners, Inc (McDonald's)
Jack & Jill Inc.
Boy Scout Troops #400
Colon Hydro Therapist
Comfort Care Hospice
24 Health Club & Wellness Center
United Way (?)
Voter Registration
John Stallworth Foundation
Kudzu Productions, Inc.
North Alabama Coalition for the Homeless

For more information:
Bhavani Kakani at 256.698.4446 or Earnest Starks at 256.975.5519
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State-Wide Human Chain Against Domestic Violence

State-Wide Human Chain Against Domestic Violence

Oct 8, 2:00pm - Oct 8, 3:00pm

Dublin Park, Madison, Alabama
Huntsville, AL  35805 Map

CONTACT: info@ashakiranonline.org
AK OFFICE: (256) 509 - 1882

#ALHumanChainAgainstDV

Be a link in the human chain against domestic violence!
AshaKiran, Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ACADV) and other ACADV non-profit organizations throughout Alabama are working together in solidarity synchronizing human chain events to occur simultaneously across the state of Alabama in their own counties, on the same day, at the same time and repeat the same pledge making a stand against domestic violence - a truly positive and inspiring message to represent our state. Subsequently, our local citizens, social groups and non-profits present will link hands to form a human chain and together make the pledge to take a stand against domestic violence.

This is a FREE event and the public is welcome to join the diverse organizations from throughout the city that have gathered to support and make a stand against domestic violence.

HUMAN CHAIN EVENTS AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE taking place in Alabama on October 8th 2017:

MADISON COUNTY:
AshaKiran
Dublin Park, 8324 Madison Pike, Madison, AL 35758

other locations to be announced...

NEW THIS YEAR...AshaKiran Youth & Art Essay Contest
THEME: 'Why Culture Sensitivity Matters'
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 16th 2017

Parents can sign up their child to participate here: goo.gl/forms/1buXZiw1SErSJe9y2

We hope this contest will encourage students to strive to value and respect all people regardless of their skin color, their physical abilities or the language that they speak.

Domestic violence can happen to ANY person regardless of age, culture, religion, education, social class, sex or physical ability. In recognition of October's National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, AshaKiran invites you to create artwork or write an essay for this year's theme: 'Why Culture Sensitivity Matters'

CONTEST GUIDELINES:
• Students 10 - 18 years old can participate in one or both the art & essay contests.
• Essay must be submitted in English, type-written in black ink & double-spaced.
No more than 500 words. Any essay found to be plagiarized will be disqualified.
• Artwork must include a brief explanation of the message depicted in it regarding 'why culture sensitivity matters.' All mediums accepted & must be student’s original work. Copyright entries will be disqualified.
• All work submissions must include participants full name, age & be submitted to: info@ashakiranonline.org OR Mailed to P. O. Box 1021 Huntsville, AL 35807

CONTEST WINNERS will be announced & receive 2017 AshaKiran Youth Art & Essay Contest Awards at the AshaKiran State-Wide Human Chain Event Against Domestic Violence taking place on Sunday, October 1, 2017 in Dublin Park in Madison, AL @ 2PM - All accepted entries will also be on display!

#SupportYourCommunity #SupportAshaKiranHSV

AshaKiran, a ray of hope, is committed to empowering culturally sensitive communities by providing "culturally competent" services in 36+ languages, a 24 HR Crisis Phone AshaLine "Hope-Line," emergency shelter, accompaniment, advocacy, counseling, translation/interpretation and with programs like the Multi-Lingual Access Model & the New Alabamians Program. AshaKiran's cross-cultural awareness training focuses on areas such as domestic violence, sexual assault, cultural competency, and developmental disabilities.
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