Intercultural Gathering Coordinators

Posted 23-04-2019
Category Local from Home
Interns Needed 1
Anticipated Timeline May to June 15, 2019
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Who we Are

Coming Together - Intercultural Multilogues is an anti-racism project in the core of Edmonton that hosts programming and events that foster intercultural relationship building through sharing, learning, and fun.

 

We are a collaborative of 35 Indigenous and Newcomer based organizations that work in central Edmonton, creating the initiative in 2017 to contribute to End Poverty Edmonton 's Priority of Eliminating Racism and the Truth and Reconciliation process.

 

We focus on community building that is informed by participants, draws upon local knowledge, is based on collaboration for sustainable actions, and empowers community members through skill-building and making deep connections. We do this through participant informed programming - hosting monthly Intercultural Gatherings that create space for community to share their culture, share their skills, meet each other’s families, and build relationships. At each gathering we bring Indigenous knowledge sharing, arts, sharing circles, workshops, childcare and food.

 

We are in our third year of this pilot project.

 

Intercultural Gathering at Heart of the City 

Background

Last year, we brought our Intercultural Gathering to Heart of the City’s 15th year festival. Focusing on Indigenous knowledge sharing and programming, a teepee was raised (under Cree protocol, and sponsored by REACH) where within and around Indigenous cultural facilitators hosted workshops and community engaged activities.

 

June 1-2, 2019

We are replicating the success of last year and expand it to include additional interactive and sharing opportunities for other ethnocultural and racialized communities.

 

We will be raising a teepee again to host the space of the Intercultural Gathering. Programming will include Indigenous knowledge sharing components with workshops, demonstrations and interactive activities. We will be hosting three + workshops per day with additional community engaged activities on the site.

 

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION
Coordinators will help plan the programming for the Intercultural Gathering, be on-site for June 1-2, and help with setting up in-person program evaluation tools. Coordinators are requested to be at meetings (including with Heart of the City festival), perform outreach to facilitators, coordinate facilitators, and work on site. Work can be done virtually and meetings will be in our office at the Multicultural Family Resource Society.

The Community Connector Programmer of the Initiative will be helping guide the coordinators work.

We are expecting  10 hours of work per week for a total of approximately 50 hours.

Please contact Sheryle Carlson at intercultural@mfrsedmonton.org.

Ideal for someone with course work in:

  • Intercultural Competencies for Leaders
  • Applied Arts
  • Adult and Community Education
  • Aboriginal Leadership and Management
  • Aboriginal Entrepreneurship
  • Aboriginal Art
  • Aboriginal Administration

Some specialized skills required:

  • Understanding of anti-racism and anti-poverty work and willingness to learn more!
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities, Immigrants & Refugees
  • Responsible, Independent, Work Collaboratively, Community-based outreach, Organizing Skills

What we will accomplish at the end of the Internship:

  • Coordination of Intercultural Gathering June 1-2 (with planning and evaluation)