Nov 10, 2018 9:00 AM

Upcoming Cardio Tennis Training Course Cardio Tennis education will include both classroom, on court training and peer teaching. Course Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Special Comments: Please come dressed and ready to participate in the on-court instruction and demonstrations. This course teaches the fundamentals of Cardio Tennis and everything you need to know to make it a sucess at your facility. After participating in this workshop you will have a strong understanding of the following: What is Cardio Tennis, its purpose and benefits The eight components of Cardio Tennis Key ingredients of a healthy curriculum The importance of heart rate monitors and how to use them Proper warm-up activities, Cardio games and drills, cool down activities and cardio blasts Drill based vs play based exercises How to market and make money with Cardio Tennis Attendees of the Cardio Tennis workshop will gain the proper experience and techniques for: Recommended feeding approaches Running an ideal Cardio Tennis class Working with players of different skill and ability levels Working with players with injuries What it's like to wear a Heart Rate Monitor   Cancellation Policy Course registration fees are non-refundable; should Cardio Tennis cancel the course, for any reason, registrants will receive a complete refund of event registration fees. The Tennis Industry Association and Cardio Tennis will not be responsible for reimbursement of attendees pre-paid travel expenses (i.e. airfaire, loding arrangements, etc.) should the course be cancelled. All reasonable attempts to inform registrants of cancellation no less than 8 days prior to the event will be made. Requests to change registration from one course to another must be made to Cardio Tennis by e-mail at [email protected] at least 14-days before the course date. Requests made less than 14-days before the course date are subject to a $100.00 rescheduling fee. Course registrations may be transferred to another individual up to 7 days prior to the course. Transfer of course registration within 7 days of the course are subject to a $50 administration fee. All Registrants must successfully complete the course in order to receive a course completion certificate or Continuing Education Credits. Any registrant missing 30 minutes or more of the course will be ineligible to receive a Course certificate and Continuing Education Credits. No refunds or credits, whether partial or whole, will be provided to any such registrant. WAIVER: I am aware of the risks associated with exercise and fitness training. I am in good health and have no medical condition that would make it dangerous for me to complete the vigorous physical activities that will be part of the course. I have health and liability insurance sufficient to cover any personal injury or property damage I may sustain or cause while participating in or as a result of this course (the "Injuries"). I hereby release Cardio Tennis, the Tennis Industry Association, and the other course participants (together with its affiliates, employees, consultants, agents and assigns, the "Indemnified Parties") from all claims, liability, damages or injuries that may arise in connection with the course, and hereby indemnify them against all expenses, costs and losses, including reasonable attorneys fees and costs of suit, that may arise with respect thereto.

Sep 04, 2018 6:00 PM

East Cooper Networking hosted by Michael Kroll powered by Rockstar Connect invites you to an evening of Rockstar Connect networking at Tavern & Table on Tuesday, September 4th, 6 PM - 8 PM. It is a mix-and-mingle, after-hours business networking event and all may attend. Unlike other evening networking events, admission is free of charge, there are no boring speakers and no one is trying to sell you anything. Bring your old friends, make new friends and create your next meaningful business connection.Host Michael Kroll is providing complimentary finger foods on a first come first served basis, and Tavern & Table are providing the free event space. Attendees are encouraged to reciprocate their generosity by making a beverage purchase and by tipping their servers. It is the Rockstar thing to do. Feel free to come early for dinner, or stay after for drinks. Rockstar Connect events are held in hundreds of cities around the United States and Canada and hundreds of thousands of networkers attend Rockstar Connect events every year. Our hosts believe that you have to give in order to get, which is why they organize this monthly event to support their local business community. Direct all questions to Rockstar Connect: 1 (800) 205-2327.  Michael Krollhttp://michaelkroll.fathomrealty.com/ Rockstar Connecthttps://www.rockstarconnect.com/ All attendees are welcome, either living in or visiting the Greater Charleston, South Carolina area: North Charleston, SC, Hanahan, SC, Goose Creek, SC, Ladson, SC, Summerville, SC, Georgetown, SC, Beaufort, SC, Hilton Head Island, SC, Orangeburg, SC, Socastee, SC, Sumter, SC, Myrtle Beach, SC, Wilmington Island, GA, Conway, SC, Osceola Oaks, SC, Brook Green Meadow, SC, Shemwood, SC, Moultrie Heights, SC, Avian Park, SC, Osceola Heights, SC, Myrtle Acres, SC, Heritage, SC, Harborgate, SC, Creekside Park, SC, Hickory Shadows, SC, Waterway Arms, SC, Cooper Estates, SC, Moss Park, SC, The Groves, SC, The Village, SC, Bayview Acres, SC

Aug 28, 2018 6:00 PM

Katie Blomquist, the host of Downtown Charleston Networking powered by Rockstar Connect, invites you to an evening of Rockstar Connect networking at Bay Street Biergarten on Tuesday, August 28th, 6 PM to 8 PM. It is a mix-and-mingle, after-hours business networking event and all may attend. Unlike other evening networking events, admission is free of charge, there are no boring speakers and no one is trying to sell you anything. Bring your old friends, make new friends and create your next meaningful business connection.Bay Street Biergarten is providing complimentary finger foods on a first come first served basis as well as the free event space. Attendees are encouraged to reciprocate the venue’s generosity by making a beverage purchase and by tipping their servers. It is the Rockstar thing to do. Feel free to come early for dinner, or stay after for drinks. Rockstar Connect events are held in hundreds of cities around the United States and Canada and hundreds of thousands of networkers attend Rockstar Connect events every year. Our hosts believe that you have to give in order to get, which is why they organize this monthly event to support their local business community. Direct all questions to Rockstar Connect: 1 (800) 205-2327.  Katie Blomquist https://www.goingplacesnonprofit.org/ Rockstar Connecthttps://www.rockstarconnect.com/ All attendees are welcome, either living in or visiting the Greater Charleston, South Carolina area: Mount Pleasant, SC, North Charleston, SC, Hanahan, SC, Goose Creek, SC, Ladson, SC, Summerville, SC, Beaufort, SC, Georgetown, SC, Hilton Head Island, SC, Orangeburg, SC, Wilmington Island, GA, Sumter, SC, Rincon, GA, Socastee, SC, Savannah, GA, Anson Borough Homes, SC, Wragg Borough Homes, SC, Gadsden Green Homes, SC, Harbor View, SC, Lakeview of Lawton Bluff, SC, Wappo Heights, SC, The Crescent, SC, Country Club Estates, SC, Lawton Bluff, SC, Battery Point, SC, Stiles Point, SC, Bayview Acres, SC, Fort Johnson Estates, SC, Harbor Woods, SC, South Windermire, SC, Marsh Point, SC, Clarks Point, SC

Sep 19, 2018 6:00 PM

Holy City Networking hosted by James Peden and powered by Rockstar Connect invites you to an evening of Rockstar Connect networking at Palmetto Brewing on Wednesday, September 19th, 6 PM to 8 PM. It is a mix-and-mingle, after-hours business networking event and all may attend. Unlike other evening networking events, admission is free of charge, there are no boring speakers and no one is trying to sell you anything. Bring your old friends, make new friends and create your next meaningful business connection.Palmetto Brewing is providing complimentary finger foods on a first come first served basis as well as the free event space. Attendees are encouraged to reciprocate the venue’s generosity by making a beverage purchase and by tipping their servers. It is the Rockstar thing to do. Feel free to come early for dinner, or stay after for drinks. Rockstar Connect events are held in hundreds of cities around the United States and Canada and hundreds of thousands of networkers attend Rockstar Connect events every year. Our hosts believe that you have to give in order to get, which is why they organize this monthly event to support their local business community. Direct all questions to Rockstar Connect: 1 (800) 205-2327.  James Pedenhttps://www.ownlowcountry.com/ Rockstar Connecthttps://www.rockstarconnect.com/ All attendees are welcome, either living in or visiting the Greater Charleston, South Carolina area: Mount Pleasant, SC, North Charleston, SC, Hanahan, SC, Goose Creek, SC, Ladson, SC, Summerville, SC, Beaufort, SC, Georgetown, SC, Hilton Head Island, SC, Orangeburg, SC, Wilmington Island, GA, Sumter, SC, Rincon, GA, Socastee, SC, Savannah, GA, Anson Borough Homes, SC, Wragg Borough Homes, SC, Gadsden Green Homes, SC, Harbor View, SC, Lakeview of Lawton Bluff, SC, Wappo Heights, SC, The Crescent, SC, Country Club Estates, SC, Lawton Bluff, SC, Battery Point, SC, Stiles Point, SC, Bayview Acres, SC, Fort Johnson Estates, SC, Harbor Woods, SC, South Windermire, SC, Marsh Point, SC, Clarks Point, SC

Oct 19, 2018 9:00 AM

SCPHCA 35th ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND BOARD GOVERNANCE RETREAT "Delivering Value Through Innovation”Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa | Hilton Head Island, SCOctober 19-21, 2018 Join SCPHCA and your peers at SCPHCA's Annual Conference and Board Governance Retreat. Experts in diverse fields such as finance, information technology, human resources, governance, and leadership will share their knowledge and best practices. Attendees will network with fellow health center colleagues and leading vendors while gaining valuable professional development skills to aid in providing necessary tools to sustain effective health centers.      CONFERENCE AGENDA(Check Back for Updates. Topics and Speakers Subject to Change.)    Friday, October 19, 20189:00 am – 11:00 am Pre-conference SessionCompliance: One, One and DonePresenter: Angela R. Powell, MPH, CPH, HRSA  9:00 am - 4:30 pmRegistration Open 11:30 am - 12:15 pmAnnual Membership Meeting12:30 pm - 2:00 pmBoard of Directors Luncheon Meeting1:30 pm - 5:00 pm Exhibitor Set-up3:00 pm – 4:45 pmOpening PlenaryDriving Value Through Innovation: Leadership and WorkforcePresenter: Anton Gunn, MSW, CDM, CSP, 937 Strategy Group, LLC  6:00pm - 7:30pm President’s Welcome Reception  Saturday, October 20, 20187:00 am – 8:00 amBreakfast 8:00 am - 4:30 pmExhibits Open8:30 am - 10:00 amConcurrent Education Sessions IPart I: Corporate Compliance for Health Center Governance Presenter: Jacqueline Leifer, Esq., Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP Driving Accountability through Organizational BehaviorPresenter: Michael Coppola, FACHE, Studer Group  Part I: Roadmap for Using Data for Population Health Management: Social DeterminantsPresenter: Chris Espersen, HITEQ Workforce Retention StrategiesPresenter: Alfred Squire, Upstate AHECFinancial Compliance: Accounting Standards for Non Profits Centered Around Financial ReportingPresenter: TBD 10:00 am - 10:15 am Break10:15 am – 11:45 am Concurrent Education Sessions II Part II: Corporate Compliance for Health Center Governance Presenter: Jacqueline Leifer, Esq., Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLPPart I: Building and Retaining a Strong Leadership TeamPresenter: Michael Coppola, Studer Group Part II: Roadmap for Using Data for Population Health Management: Social DeterminantsPresenter: Chris Espersen, HITEQ Credentialing and Billing Requirements to Meet HRSA StandardsPresenters: Maurishka Williams, SCPHCA; William Feagin, SCPHCA 11:45 pm – 1:10 pmLuncheon PlenaryAkintunde (comedian) 1:10 pm – 1:15 pm Break  1:15 pm – 2:45 pm Concurrent Education Sessions IIIWhat Board Members Need to Know About Operational Site VisitsGary Campbell, Impact 2 Lead, LLC Part II: Is Engagement Hardwired into Your Organization’s DNA?Presenter: Michael Coppola, Studer Group  EHR Migration from a Technical and Operational PerspectivePresenter: Robby Hill, Hillsouth No Cost Marketing StrategiesPresenter: Alfred Squire, Upstate AHEC Sliding Fee RequirementsPresenter: Jacqueline Leifer, Esq., Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP  2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Break with Exhibitors 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Concurrent Education Sessions IVGovernance vs. Leadership: Understanding the Difference for Effective Communication (Interactive Session)Presenters: Jacqueline Leifer, Esq., Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP; Alfred Squire, Upstate AHEC IT Network MeetingPresenter: Chandra Beasley, SCPHCA HR Network MeetingPresenter: Shaletta Miller, SCPHCACFO Network MeetingPresenter: Maurishka Williams, SCPHCA   4:30 pm - 5:00 pmVisit with Exhibitors   Sunday, October 20, 2018 7:00 am - 8:30 amBreakfast 8:00 am - 9:00 amRegistration Open   8:00 am - 9:00 amVisit with Exhibitors   9:00 am - 11:00 amExhibitors Breakdown 9:00 am - 10:00 amClosing Plenary The Impact of Unleashing PotentialGary Campbell, Impact 2 Lead, LLC10:00 am - 11:00 amAwards Ceremony   ***As meeting room temperatures and personal comfort zones vary, it is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket to the sessions. *** HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS Hilton Head Marriott Resort and SpaOne Hotel Circle, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928Hotel Check-in: 4:00 PMHotel Check-out: 11:00 AMSelf-parking: ComplimentaryValet: $18 daily Telephone Reservation: (888) 511-5086Special Group Rate: $149+ per nightReservation Link: Book your group rate for SCPHCA 35th Annual Conference  Refer to group code: SCPHCA 35th CONF Last day to make a reservation: 10/4/2018   REGISTRATION Early Bird Registration Deadline: Tuesday, August 21, 2018Conference Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 27, 2018 SCPHCA Registration Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be made in writing and received by the SCPHCA on or before Thursday, September 27, 2018, for a full refund less a 25% administrative fee. Cancellations received after Thursday, September 27, 2018, are non-refundable; however, substitutions are encouraged.  SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIESTo participate as a sponsor or exhibitor or to submit an advertisement, contact Natoshia Goines, CGMP at [email protected] or (803) 788-2778. Deadline for sponsorship/exhibition/advertisement is September 1, 2018. CORPORATE PARTNEROffers the most comprehensive packages to get your organization’s representatives and services in front of health center decision makers.  Gold Sponsor: $15,000 Silver Sponsor: $10,000Bronze Sponsor: $5,000   EVENT SPONSOROffers your organization unique and fun opportunities to get your representatives and services in front of health center decision makers.  Mobile Application: $5,000 (1 available)New tool! Mobile application where attendees will be able to access the agenda, exhibitors, speaker bios, and more!   Name Badge Lanyards: $5,000 (1 available)NEW! Showcase your brand to ALL attendees during the entire conference. Your logo displayed on lanyards given to all attendees to hold name badges.   Conference Luncheon: $3,000 (2 available)   President’s Networking Reception: $3,500 (3 available)An evening of professional networking and fun for all attendees while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and beverages.   Awards Brunch: $3,000 (2 available)The brunch honors nominated health center staff for their exemplary efforts in improving access to care in SC.   Conference Breakfast: $2,500 (2 available)     EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIESFor-Profit Exhibitor: $1,000 (limited availability)  Non-Profit Exhibitor: $750 (limited availability)     ADVERTISEMENT OPPORTUNITIES Full Page Advertisement8.5”x11”, No BleedBlack and White: $300 Color: $700   Half Page Advertisement8.5”x11”, No BleedBlack and White: $150 Color: $350   Quarter Page Advertisement8.5”x11”, No BleedBlack and White: $75 Color: $175 To participate as a sponsor or exhibitor or to submit an advertisement, contact Natoshia Goines, CGMP at [email protected] or (803) 788-2778. Deadline for sponsorship/exhibition/advertisement is September 1, 2018. QUESTIONS For registration, sponsorship, exhibitor, and general questions contact Natoshia Goines, CGMP at [email protected] or (803) 788-2778. 

Sep 12, 2018 9:30 AM

#8322 – Photographing In the FieldTaught by Kendra Natter 3 Half Days WorkshopWednesday – Friday from 9:30am – 12:30pmSeptember 12-14, 2018All Levels Welcome! Cost: $150/ Member Cost: $135 This is a class geared towards students who are already familiar with their cameras and the basics of capturing images in a studio setting. In this class, Kendra will take students to various parts of the island to teach techniques and camera equipment's on how to capture the best images in the field. Students will spend first two days in the field and the third day at Art League Academy reviewing and critiquing. FAQs What can I bring into the event? You will receive a supplies list included with the confirmation email you will receive after registering. You should bring the recommended supplies with you to the class or workshop. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? You can contact Art League Academy by calling 843.842.5738 or emailing [email protected] Academy office hours are Monday - Friday from 10am - 2pm. What's the refund policy? No refunds or credits will be given for missed classes or workshops. Full refunds will be given in circumstances where classes and/or workshops must be canceled by the instructor or by Art League of Hilton Head. Please contact Art League Academy manager at 843.842.5738 for any type of request for an exception to this policy.

Sep 22, 2018 7:00 PM

SoundSCAN at SOCIAL feat Cesar Comanche Event Information: Saturday, September 22, 2018 Doors open at 7:00pm Show starts at 8:00pm The SOCIAL 3188 N Watkins Street Memphis, TN 38127   Cesar Comanche Artist Bio Cesar Comanche is one of the founding emcees of North Carolina's critically acclaimed hip-hop crew, The Justus League. Comanche, originally from Jacksonville, NC, began writing rhymes in 1994, but didn't pursue rhyming as a career until 1996, his second year of college. In that same year, he met budding producer and fellow NC State student 9th Wonder for the first time, and began doing live performances and recording songs. After a few years of perfecting his craft, Comanche along with 9th Wonder, organized their fellow friends and rap artists in the Triangles hip-hop scene and started the Justus League Crew in 1999. Since then, he has performed with Tha Liks, The Coup, Hieroglyphics, Z-Man, Dilated Peoples, Living Legends, Supastition, Faust & Shortee, Wordsworth, Kardinal Official, DJ Dez, DJ Houseshoes, Aceyalone, O.C., Louis Logic, Malay Sparks, Ghettosocks and many others. In addition to touring USA, Canada, Germany, Denmark, France, Switzerland, Austria, Estonia, Sweden, England, Romania, Czech Republic, Poland, and Croatia and performing with Little Brother and the rest of the Justus League, Comanche has appeared on television shows such as Time Warner Cable's Music Choice Rap Channel, Hip Hop Nation (NBC), Distortion 2 Static (WB Network), and Little Brother's "You Hear It First" segment on MTV2. He has also been featured in several videos, most notably, his own "Hands High", and "Lamb to Lion" video which won a "Most Creative Atmosphere" award from the University of Chapel Hill. Comanche has independently released two solo albums on his own Defenders of the Free World imprint (2000's Wooden Nickels and 2002's Paper Gods) and with Blues Interactions (2005's Squirrel and The Aces The Japan Tour) with ABB Records (2005's Squirrel and The Aces also 2009's Die In Your Lap) with Beathut Records (2006's Wooden Nickels Revisited) and with Bruther Monk Music (2011's Itch Remedy). He also has appeared on Little Brother's "The Listening" LP, Edgar Allen Floe's "True Links" LP, featured in the theme song This Side of the River of the Princeville, NC Documentary, Away Team, Legacy, and 9th Wonder's "National Mayhem" Triple album, Eternia's "Its Called Life" LP, the Justus League's "NC State of Mind Vol. 1" mixtape, the Hall of Justus' "Singles Files" mixtape, and many other projects. He is now pushing his new project called "Like a Night in the Thief", and working on the upcoming project "House Atreides".  TELEVISION PLACEMENTS     * "This Side Of The River" PBS Documentary USA (2006)    * "American Idol" Season 10 USA, CAN, BRA, MEX,(2011)    * "title unknown" Uruguay (2014)    * "This Morning" UK (2015)    * "Take Me Out: The Gossip" UK (2015)    * "title unknown" Colombia (2015)    * "title unknown" Brazil (2016)    * "Britain's Got More Talent" UK (2016)    * "Xtra Factor" UK (2016)    * "Ant And Decs Saturday Night Takeaway" UK (2016)    * "Britain's Got Talent" UK, AUS (2016)    * "X Factor" ep Live Show 2 UK (2017)    * "Britain's Got More Talent" ep 2/1410/0040 UK (2017)    * "Ant & Decs Sat Night Takeaway" ep 5 series 13 UK (2017)    * "X Factor" ep 1/8647/0235 UK (2017)    * "Take Me Out: The Gossip" ep 2/1410/0040 UK (2017)    * "Britain's Got Talent" ep Semi-Final 1 - Results UK (2017)     * "X Factor" ep 1/8647/0234 UK (2017)    * "Ant & Decs Sat Night Takeaway" ep 1/6128/0033 UK (2017)    * "This Morning" ep 1/1960/4970 UK (2017)    * "Britain's Got More Talent" ep 1/7786/0068 UK (2017)     * "X Factor" ep Live Show 3 UK (2017)    * "Lorraine" ep 1/9360/1397 UK (2017)   Miss Joyce Artist Bio Miss Joyce is an amazing vocalist and performer who blends well with a live band. She is poised and professional, but has the energy and consistent sonic quality to wow any crowd and deliver memorable moments at every show. Her reputation precedes her, as she has been hailed by many as one of the integral voices in Memphis music. Award winner, community activist, writer, and songstress, Miss Joyce exemplifies the artistic spirit, heart and soul of the Memphis area and musician heritage. Her new EP, Super Glued Glass is currently making waves and she is a regular performer across numerous venues and platforms.   Ghost Dog Artist Bio Ghost Dog:  the vengeful spirit of hip-hop.  Not content to let the art form die out in a commercial fizzle; this NC-based lyricist seamlessly combines razor-sharp wordplay, wickedly-clever concepts, and a limitless spectrum of moods and subject matter into an intelligent and truly unique package. Ghost Dog has performed at many different venues across the nation and overseas; including NC, SC, VA, NH, PA, RI, ME, TX, LA, FL, Jamaica, & Taiwan. He has shared the stage with many prestigious, legendary hip hop recording artists; opening for major acts such as Wu-Tang Clan's Cappadonna and Wu associate Killah Priest, Dinco D. of Leaders of the New School, Prince Po (of Organized Konfusion), Casual of the west coast based hip hop collective Hieroglyphics, Doodlebug of Digable Planets, Supastition, Tanya Morgan, Cesar Comanche of the Justus League, Kenn Starr & Kev Brown, Meyhem Lauren (best known for working with hip hop heavyweight Action Bronson), & most recently Rapper Pooh & Wordsworth. "I'm not going to try to gas ya head up; I just try to make the type of hip-hop I like to listen to. It's different; sometimes it's got a message, sometimes I just like to flip tha wordplay. I work with an assortment of producers that spend a lot of time at what they do. I myself have been honing my craft over the last 23 years, and continue to evolve as an MC. I think if you check it out and you even remotely like hip-hop, you'll hear somethin' you like." Ghost Dog currently has six full-length albums out:  “Hidden in the Leaves” (’03), “Out of the Woodworks” (’06), “Relics of tha Lost Art” (’09), “Ghost in the Darkness” (’11); and “Ghost in the Shell” (‘13), & “Dreams of a Wandering Samurai”; which released on February 23rd, 2017.  He has a free bonus EP entitled “Ghost Recon” out currently and a collaborative EP with Sharp Cuts (collectively known as Phantom Blade) by the name of “The Barber’s Chair EP” that was released on February 29th, 2016; as well as a full-length in the works entitled “Beware the Phantom Blade”.  He is currently working on his 7th solo LP, “Warrior’s Pride”.  His group 1100 Hunters has an album out by the name of “Long-Winded” that was released in 2011; & they were nominated for the best hip-hop group in NC for the 2012 Carolina Music Awards.   Kiña del Mar Artist Bio Kiña del Mar makes dope music.  Her sound currently resides in the groovy space where soul, pop, and hip-hop collide.  This is most evident on her latest project, Indigo Island.  Indigo Island is a concept album, with several songs chronicling the rise and eventual demise of a romantic relationship.  Yet it doesn't limit itself to the topic of romance.  Instead the second half of the album explores the emotions and experiences that follow a painful loss.  The end of the relationship becomes the beginning of an inward journey, and each song takes you further down that path.  Both modern and timeless, the music of Kiña del Mar draws upon the diverse musical traditions of her hometown, Memphis, TN, while enveloping a host of other artistic influences.  Her sound has been compared to that of Prince, Sade, Michael Jackson, and Lauryn Hill. Indeed, elements of each of these legendary artists are present in the music of Kiña del Mar, but she never seeks to imitate.  The end result is an ambitious array of music that establishes Kiña del Mar as a refreshing addition to the musical landscape.   Marcel P Black Artist Bio Emcee. DJ. Writer. Youth Development Worker. Community Resource Coordinator. Former Block Bleeder. Chess Teacher. Live Performer. Marcel P. Black originally came to Baton Rouge by way of Oklahoma, but has established himself as one of the city’s hip-hop leaders over the past decade. In addition to cultivating the local scene, Black has become an in-demand act on the national circuit. Black’s rise has been an unlikely one, creating conscious rap in a Baton Rouge scene largely bereft of such content. The rapper found a winning formula in recent years by moving away from boom-bap beats to more traditional southern production. Black's excellent Cry Freedom LP is considered a Hip Hop classic and was featured in XXL Magazine. His new LP, Seven continues to make waves nationally, and Black continues to tour and promote Hip Hop culture and social activism. http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2017/02/baton-rouge-rappers-you-should-know/   Jay Daskreet Artist Bio Chicago born, Mississippi raised hip-hop artist with deep roots in spoken word poetry. Incredibly versatile song writerJay's claim to fame is his ability to effortlessly deliver a story in a song! His current release "Walk The Line 3" and new single, “Regaining My Weight” are already making history as well as turning heads in the industry. Jay is one of the most versatile Hip Hop artists in the game, known across the country for his ability to perform, write, freestyle, and build amazing collaborations. He appears on over fifty features, and has five full projects, along with numerous singles. As a member of the Agency Hip Hop collective and one half of the Mudd Brothers, he continues to expand his brand and extend his national fanbase.

Oct 24, 2018 8:00 AM

Dates: October 24, 2018 to October 26, 2018 (DATE CHANGE*) Location(s): Main Conference Meeting Space Heritage Hotel and Conference Center (Confirmed*) 522 Heritage Road Southbury, CT 06488 Breakout Rooms & Vendor Symposium Heritage Hotel and Conference Center (Confirmed*) 522 Heritage Road Southbury, CT 06488 This conferences has been approved for 42 CEUs by the Connecticut Certification Bureau. NASW CT CEUs are pending. If a certificate of attendance is needed, please purchase a request at checkout. Contracted Hotels: Heritage Hotel and Conference Center (Confirmed*) 522 Heritage Road Southbury, CT 06488 Invited Speakers: Rowen White Amani Olugbala Nakia Navarro  Dr. Mike Rosmann Ahna Kruzic Ruby Olisemeka Lise Metzger  Kristin Jordan Jillian Hishaw  Dr. Marta Moreno Vega (Pending*) Zen Honeycutt (Pending*) Sara Wolcott (Pending*) Conference Information: Working Theme: Women, Intersectionality and Food Systems *This page will be updated periodically as Conference agenda items are confirmed* To apply for a full or partial scholarship, please visit: https://goo.gl/forms/pQjqRSPArl7DQ1tX2 Day One, October 24, 2018 Sunrise yoga (TBD): 6:30 am to 7:15 am Introduction:  TBD: 8:00 am to 8:15 am - Lieutenant Govenor Nancy Wyman (Pending)*  Welcome: Welcome to Southbury: 8:00 am to 8:15 am -TBD Plenary Session: 8:45 am to 10:45 am  TBD Break: 10:45 am to 11:15 am Workshop Sessions:. 11:15 am to 12:30 pm Session A:   Breaking Ground: How to Access NEGEF Awards & Sponsorships w/ Staff -TBD In this workshop, background on the types of grants available through the New England Grassroots Environment Fund  as well as trainiing/skill building resources to frontline organizers will be discussed in detail. The Grassroots Fund is a pooled fund with over 20 years experience resourcing the frontline of the New England environmental justice movement. When participants finish the workshop, they will know: How to apply for funding via the Grassroots Fund three grant programs as well as project ideas that fit the guidelines How to participate in design of and attend RootSkills webinars and in-person trainings How to apply for event sponsorships How to participate in the Grassroots Fund community, including as a reader of grant applications or as a presenter at a RootSkills training or webinar Session B:  Systems Change through  Story Telling/Making w/ Anha Kruzic Women are shaping our food system for the better - we're leading efforts to create a fair, healthy,and sustainable food system from the ground up. But we're doing so despite significant challenges. Despite the fact that women participate in the production and processing of food at roughly equal rates to men, most undernourished people in the world are women and girls. The food system overall is highly dependent on the labor and skills of women, but this doesn’t necessarily translate to decision-making power. Instead, our labor is unpaid or underpaid, significantly more-so for women of Color, and we are subjected to high rates of gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment, and violence on the job. But we're taking control of our food systems for the better by farming, organizing, and advocating for systems that are better for farmers, workers, their communities, and ultimately -- our planet.  Since women's leadership is key to the transformation of our food system, we must tell our stories, learn from one another's successes and challenges, and grow our movement into the future.  Join us for this workshop as together, we explore the power of the exploration of our histories and story-telling for food and agriculture transformation.  Session C: The Behavioral Health of Women and Minorities Involved in Agriculture w/ Michael R. Rosmann Ph.D. Women currently are the primary operators of 17% of American farms and secondary operators of another third of U.S. farms.  Like males, these women operate large crop and livestock farms in the U.S. as well as smaller andoften organic vegetable and animal production farms.  People of color and females are increasingly pursuing livelihoods in agriculture in America these days.  Can female American farmers improve the well-being of the two fifths of farmers around the world who are women, mostly in third worldnations? This  presentation takes a look at the unique behavioralhealth problems that accompany agricultural occupations, drawing especially on the presenter's research and experiences as a licensed clinical psychologist and farmer for 40 years and as a professor and writer aboutoccupational and environmental health for two decades.  There are significantly higher incidences of anxiety, depression and suicide among the agricultural population in comparison to the nonagricultural U.S. population.  Relationship problems such as family conflict and abuse often are gender-related and are prime indicators of stress within agriculturalfamilies, according to the author's research.  People who are cultural and racial minorities in the U.S. frequentlyexperience special behavioral health adjustment issues, such as difficulties with their status as migrant workers and sometimes as undocumented immigrants, besides problems in daily living such as access to healthcare, schools and lack of family and social supports.  Racial minorities wantingto farm sometimes face resistance from the dominant culture in some locations around the U.S., although progress is being made in some of the main agricultural areas, like the West Coast.  This presentation takes a look at the special issues of women and racial minorities in agriculture andprograms that are already addressing these concerns, as well as further recommended solutions to obstacles facing women in general and those of color in particular. Essentially, this presentation will describe major behavioral healthstressors experienced by women in agriculture and recommend ways women can manage their behavioral health.  Three proposed objectives of thispresentation are the following: Attendees will acquire knowledge about the unique behavioral health issues that are linked to agriculture and how these behavioral health diagnoses compare to those of the nonagricultural population. Participants in this presentation will learn about gender-linked behavioral health issues of people engaged in agriculture that have been identified as specific to women. The attendees will learn about recommended solutions to the particular behavioral health problems experienced by women and minorities in agriculture. Lunch: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, On your own! Workshop Sessions: 1:45 pm to 3:00 pm Session D: Re-focusing the Image of Women Farmers, One Story at a Time w/ Lise Metzger Do you ever feel isolated or unseen as you work hard on your farm? Have you ever thought no one cares about your intense investment in what you do? Hearing the stories of other women can help make you feel connected to other people, or to yourself or to something you’d like in your own life. It can help you know that the work you do matters, and that people are paying attention and care. The Grounded Women Project (http://groundedwomen.com/about-the-project/) tells the why and how story of independent farmers: what led each woman to choose a life in agriculture, for example, and what issues does she face as a woman? Come gather together to hear the creator of Grounded Women tell the stories of women farmers as well as the story behind the stories. Leave with a knowing that one story at a time, one farm at a time, women are changing the face of agriculture.   Session E:  Women in Cannabis by Kristin Jordan TBD Session F: TBD Day Two, October 25, 2018 Sunrise yoga (TBD): 6:30 am to 7:15 am Introduction: 8:30 am to 9:00 am - Women in Agriculture - Commissioner Reviczky, Connecticut Department of Agriculture (Pending*) Plenary Session: 9:15 am to 10:45 am - Planting Sacred Seeds in a Modern World; Restoring Indigenous Seed Sovereignty w/ Rowen White All across Turtle Island (North America) we are seeing a great resurgence of indigenous tribes building healthy and resilient food systems as a cornerstone to cultural and ecological renewal programs, as well as a means to reclaim indigenous economies and true economic and political sovereignty. If a community is to be truly sovereign and free from colonizing forces, they must be able to feed and nourish themselves with culturally appropriate foods. Food and seed sovereignty is the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems.  Despite the scorched earth tactics of countless colonial and imperial forces to try and starve Native American communities into submission and cultural amnesia, indigenous people and their seeds survived, and now a rich array of community food and seed sovereignty projects are sprouting, sowing seeds of hope in the hearts of many. Through her work with the Indigenous Seed Keepers Network, Rowen is helping indigenous communities cultivate culturally appropriate solutions to restoring seed stewardship of traditional foods. Using this seed work as a powerful means for reconciliation, she will share powerful and inspiring stories of the rematriation of our traditional seeds back into the reverent care of indigenous women.  In the age of the increasing industrialization of our food and the erosion of biodiversity within cultural contexts, the Indigenous Seed Keeper Network asks the question; Can we envision the Seed Commons, and coordinate collaborative efforts to care and protect for our seeds that is in right relationship to our indigenous cosmology? How can we use the process of reclaiming our traditional seeds and food as a powerful means of cultural restoration? Come learn about the beautiful seed legacy of the indigenous people of this land, and see how you can be a part of the reconciliation between yourself and the seeds of your own ancestry, and revitalize this ancient web of relationships that comes with being an indigenous Seed Keeper. Attendees will gain an understanding of: The dynamic intersection and importance between cultural restoration and the restoration of indigenous food and seed systems. The importance of indigenous women taking a fierce and loving role in the rematriation of our heritage seeds back into our communities from government and university research programs and from the collections of museums and public access seed banks.   A heartfelt and deeply touching array of stories from indigenous communities from North America who are cultivating new seed and food culture as a means to heal historical trauma and reconnect to our ancestral lands. Break: 10:45 am to 11:00 am Workshop Sessions:. 11:15 am to 12:30 pm Session G:  At the Root: An Examination of White Sepremacy and Systemic  Racism in US Food Systems w/ Ahna Kruzic Though many movement participants presume alternative agriculture movement spaces to be economically, socially, and environmentally just, narratives of whiteness and color-blind racism permeate the movement’s collective discourse. I argue that a critique of whiteness and white supremacy is necessary to build sustainable food and agriculture movements that dismantle injustice. In this session, we will identify common manifestations of whiteness in food and agriculture movement spaces, and learn tools to help identify our own narratives of color-blind racism and whiteness which reify white supremacy. This session is based on data analyzing communications from researchers, farmers, advocates, activists, and more across six communities in the United States.  Session H: TBD by Amani Olubala Session I:  TBD Lunch: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, On your own! Workshop Sessions: 1:45 pm to 3:00 pm Session J: TBD Session K:  Feminism Is Not Enough! Reviving the Yoni Culture - A Celebration of the Feminine, An Awakening of the Goddess Within  w/  Ruby Olisemeka The feminist movement, mid 1800's onwards, has made significant ideological changes and tangible strides in the struggle for equality between men and women.  However the movement has centered historically around empowering, white women, and appears to seek assimilation into a fundamentally flawed societal model, rather than dismantling that model and all the oppressive systems that are woven within it. The feminist movement also appears to not acknowledge the suppressed history off the ancient feminine goddess cultures and reviving them as a critical part of womens liberation. In this interactive workshop we will critically analyze the concept of femininity, look at some feminine archetypes, and the cultures that created and celebrated them. We will discuss the ways we can work to awaken this culture, first within ourselves.  We will practice some rituals and methods (herbal medicine making, land practices, mantras) to strengthen and express the divine feminine within. Session L:   TBD   Day Three, October 26, 2018 Sunrise yoga (TBD): 7:15 am to 8:00 am Community Volunteering Opportunity:. Habitat for Humanity WomenBuild, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (*****By registration only. Volunteers MUST COMMIT TO THE WHOLE DAY!  Please check for more details on this opportunity by September 2018*****.). OR Community Farm Tour # 1: Common Ground High School, TBD Community Farm Tour # 2:. TBD Community Farm Tour # 3: Slate School, TBD Community Farm Tour # 4: TBD Our Valued Supporters and Sponsors: New England Grassroots Environmental Fund Connecticut Suicide Advisory Board Cabot Cheese of Vermont Food First Moutain Rose Herbs Food Tank Food Solutions New England Natural Nutmeg Magazine The Edible Schoolyard Project Speaker Biographies: Jillian Hishaw, Esq, L.L.M./Attorney Jillian Hishaw, author of "Don't Bet the Farm on Medicaid" and Founder and CEO of Hishaw Law, LL.C in Cheyenne, Wyoming and Family Agriculture Resource Management Services (F.A.R.M.S.) a national nonprofit that provides legal and technical services to small farmers of color will discuss her experience working in agriculture as a woman of color in various capacities prior to establishing her own businesses out of necessity.  Hishaw has previously worked for the Assistant Secretary Office of Civil Rights, US Department of Agriculture in Washington DC and on the Pigford  (Black American farmer discrimination class action) and Keepseagle (Native American farmer discrimination class action) claims settlement process prior to establishing F.A.R.M.S.  Since F.A.R.M.S. inception, over 220,000 lbs. of produce have been donated in high poverty rural communities of color and Black farms have been saved from foreclosure.   As a philanthropist, Hishaw has raised thousands of dollars for charitable food programs and published several law review and American Bar Association articles on agricultural and environmental topics i.e. the Drake Journal of Agricultural Law, the Journal of Food Law & Policy and more!  Hishaw holds a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Tuskegee University, Juris Doctorate and Legal Masters (LL.M) in Agricultural law from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville law school.  For more information about F.A.R.M.S. please visit www.30000acres.org or www.jillianhishaw.com  Dr. Mike R. Rosmann/Farmer, Psycologist Michael R. Rosmann is a psychologist and farmer whose life's work involves improving the behavioral healthcare of the agricultural population. He seeks to advance regional and global food production policy which enhances the behavioral and economic welfare of food producers, maintains stewardship of the land and other resources used in food production and protects the safety of food for consumers. In an era of increasing tension due to bioterrorist threats and shifts in the agribusiness climate, he is a voice for the agricultural population. The New York Times said this about him: a fourth generation farmer as well as a clinical psychologist, he speaks the language of men and women on the verge of losing their place on the land.  Michael R. Rosmann received a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Colorado and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Utah. Following a five year stint as a faculty member in the psychology department of the University of Virginia, Rosmann and his family moved to their farm in rural western Iowa where he developed an organic crop and purebred livestock operation. He also provided mental health services to the farm population, first in private practice and then in community mental health centers. He developed the first mental health response in Iowa to the farm crisis of the 1980's. He initiated Prairie Rose Mental Health Center in Harlan, Iowa and was its director for eight years. Lise Metzger/Photographer Lise Metzger writes and photographs the project Grounded Women: Stories of Women Who Farm. She is an award-winning photographer who for the past 30 years has shot for advertising agencies, magazines and corporations, as well as creating branding imagery for individual clients. She has taught both digital and film photography at universities, high schools and in a men’s prison.  What started many years ago as severe stomach pains led to a deep dive to understand the connection between food and health, which led to a broader investigation of our food system as a whole and the social, political, economic, environmental, and health issues that result. She launched Grounded Women as a way to share the authentic and inspiring stories of women who choose a life in agriculture, and to contribute to changing the narrative around food and the women who grow it.  You can see her work at lisemetzger.com andgroundedwomen.com. Ahna Kruzic/Former Director of Publications and Communications, Food First Ahna Kruzic is a community organizer turned activist-researcher from rural Iowa. Ahna has worked as researcher, community organizer, coalition-builder, and more. As Director of Publications and Communications at Food First, otherwise known as the Institute for Food and Development Policy, Ahna coordinates and contributes to communications, analysis, and research-for-action which seeks to dismantle exploitative racism, capitalism, and oppression in the food system. Nakia Navarro/Former Program Director, New England Grassroots Environment Fund Nakia Navarro hails from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina and currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts with her two children, Kayla and Mateo. Her nonprofit experience spans well over fifteen years and includes organizing roles within food rescuing, disaster response, as well as college access and success for low resourced students. In addition to working as a Program Director at the Grassroots Fund, Nakia wrote and teaches an environmental justice curriculum at area Boston, MA high schools and serves on the board of the Dorchester Food COOP. In addition, she is the author of The Messiness of Life, an Anthology and the Everdeen Series.  Nakia received her Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration with a minor in Spanish from Winthrop University, a Certificate in Global Communications from the University of Salamanca, and she is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Urban and Environmental Public Policy and Planning at Tufts University Rowen White/Director, Sierra Seeds Rowen White is a Seed Keeper from the Mohawk community of Akwesasne and a passionate activist for seed sovereignty. She is the director and founder of the Sierra Seeds, an innovative organic seed stewardship organization focusing on local seed and education, based in Nevada City CA. She teaches creative seed stewardship immersions around the country within tribal and small farming communities . She is the current Project Coordinator and advisor for the Indigenous Seed Keeper Network, which is a part of the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance. Her Seed Seva Educational program is a wholistic, indigenous permaculture based approach to seed stewardship which honors the many layers of seed culture , from practical hands on skills, cultural context and memory with guiding principles that are rooted in an indigenous ecology of interconnected relations. She weaves stories of seeds, food, culture and sacred Earth stewardship on her blog, Seed Songs. Follow her seed journeys at www.sierraseeds.org. Ruby Olisemaka/Farmer, Food Justice Advicate Ruby Olisemeka is an independent educator/consultant focusing on socially transformative education; food justice and incorporating African and indigenous practices into farming and food & farming education. She began her farming career as an apprentice at Stone Barns (2011) and has since built numerous school and urban gardens in lower Westchester and Harlem. Ruby has over 10 years’ experience educating children and young adults, she has worked as an educator at Edible Schoolyard NYC, Harlem Grown and various public and private schools and institutions. "We who do this liberation work want to bring about a revolution in our lifetime; we have deemed, with sadness, the current national and international power structure not fit to ensure and promote the full expression of life.  I am part of a collective, a movement of people wanting to bring about a more just world. I am a farmer and teacher, a spiritualist and budding herbalist, an afro centrist and naturalist. My path as a farmer began with an apprenticeship at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in 2011.I've kept my hands in the soil ever since, building urban, suburban and periurban gardens in lower Westchester and Harlem.  I teach (in classrooms, gardens, spaces where people can gather) children and adults how to do the work I do on land.  A farmer can rarely escape the intersections of poverty, politics, food access or justice when farming sustainably. I am an activist working to dismantle the food and health related injustices Africans and people of African descent endure."- RO Amani Olugbala Amani Olugbala is the farm and food justice educator at Soul Fire Farm, Grafton NY, dedicated to ending racism and injustice in the food system. Amani's is a gifttoryteller who weaves music, film, speech and poem into art that highlights social injustice, honors the ancestors and demands for change. This, in an effort to uplift the spirits of the marginalized and promote love and service as necessary acts of rebellion against isolation and disconnection. An artist, farmer, educator and community organizer Amani uses artistic expression, urban agriculture and social awareness to impact change and foster a sense of empathy and inter-being in urban-rural communities.  Performance Artist & Healers Biographies: Nicole Steward (Pending) Kelvin Young Kelvin Young is the Director of Toivo by Advocacy Unlimited, Holistic Stress Management Instructor, and Sound Alchemist.  As a recognized leader in the addiction recovery movement and throughout the holistic healing community, Kelvin’s powerful healing journey began while he was in prison, where he found inner peace, self-realization, and love through meditation, yoga, and the expressive arts.  Bringing his story of personal transformation into the community, Kelvin has shared his story with thousands of individuals in or seeking recovery.  In 2014 Kelvin became the Director of Toivo by Advocacy Unlimited - a center for holistic healing and stress management in Hartford, Connecticut. Kelvin continues to share his story of healing from within as a passionate public speaker, and he is known for his warm, loving, and down-to-earth way of connecting with people. Ed Cleveland Ed Cleveland is a Reiki and Sound Teacher, Neuroacoustical Practitioner combining indigenous sound instruments. Combining with Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuromusicology, and Psychophysiology.  Acoustic Designer of Soundscapes using the high, low, ascending, descending pitch, intervals, and inversion, thick, and thin in harmony with crescendo, or diminuendo’s to open the imagination and intellect.  Questions?  Please feel free to contact Michelle L. Bicking at [email protected] at any time.