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Think Again Brooklyns Immigration Forum Print E-mail


How Will President Trump's Enforcement of Immigration Laws

Effect Immigrants in the Twin Cities and Suburbs?

 

Tuesday, March 21               6 p.m. - Social and Pizza Buffet               6:30 p.m. - Forum

 

Brooklyn Park City Council Chambers - 5200 85th Avenue N

 

 

Brooklyn Park Police Chief - Craig Enevoldsen

 

enevoldsenCraig Enevoldsen is the Chief of Police for the City of Brooklyn Park and started his career with the Brooklyn Park Police Department in 1991. He has served in a number of capacities including School Resource Officer, Detective, Crisis Negotiator, Patrol Sergeant and later as the Captain of uniformed patrol.  As the Patrol Captain, he oversaw all of the day-to-day operations of uniformed patrol and oversaw several departmental projects.  He was promoted to Deputy Chief in 2010 and helped develop and implement geographic, sector- based policing.  He was appointed as Police Chief in December of 2014.  He is a 2005 graduate of Northwestern University Police Staff and Command School and a 2014 graduate of the University of Virginia Senior Executive Institute.

 

Attorney at Law Mai Neng Moua

 

mai neng mouaMai Neng Moua is responsible for overseeing personal injury cases, including no fault and bodily injury claims, arbitration, and mediation at Mai N. Moua Law Office.  She is also responsible for immigration cases including naturalization with and without a medical waiver, family and employment based immigration petition, asylum, waiver of inadmissibility, and removal defense.

Mai Neng Moua currently serves as the Immediate Past Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) – Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter; Board of Director of Hmong American Education Fund and Hmong American Bar Association; and Advisor of Teach to Change.

 

 

Attorney at Law Kwao Amegashie

 

kwao amegashieKwao Amegashie started his own practice to be effective in helping individuals and companies deal with immigration issues. In 1996, he founded Amegashie Law Office, Ltd. Since then, he has represented numerous high-profile clients before the USCIS, the Immigration and Federal Courts. Amegashie Law Office, Ltd. has allowed him to fully realize his passion for helping individuals and companies at all levels of representation and litigation.

 

Kwao Amegashie is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA), Hennepin County Bar Association, etc.  Kwao Amegashie practices before the following Federal Courts: Fourth, Eighth, Ninth & Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

 

 

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 Reports and Videos for Think Again MN Forums

 

and Related Articles

 

 
Over 100 Attend Westside Progressives Forum on February 21 Print E-mail
Written by Kelly Guncheon   

 

 

The Role of Print, TV, Radio, and Social Media in Today's Society

 

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With Chris Ison - University of Minnesota Journalism Faculty Member

 

chris isonProfessor Chris Ison drew an audience of over 100 people at the Westside Progressives forum at Church of the Epiphany in Plymouth on February 21.  Ison teaches courses in news reporting and writing, investigative reporting, and media ethics at the University of Minnesota. He is co-author, with Jane Kirtley, Professor of Media Ethics and Law at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, of the book Media Ethics Today: Issues, Analysis, Solutions. 

Christ Ison was the Assistant Managing Editor for Investigative Projects at the Star Tribune in Minneapolis from 2001-2004.  Before that he was a reporter at the Star Tribune for 15 years. Ison worked on the investigative team, and earlier covered federal agencies, local government, and gambling.

 

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Professor David Schultz Talk before the Election about What the Media Is Missing Print E-mail

 

 

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Great conversation and information at the Westside Progressives October 24
about what
the mainstream media is missing in this   election cycle
with Prof David Schultz. 
So fun to have a packed house!

 

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Patrick Henry High School Featured on Channel 5 Eyewitness News and Think Again Brooklyns PDF Print E-mail

 

Principal Yusuf Abdullah Interviewed on Success of School

yusuf abdullahPrincipal of Patrick Henry High School, Yusuf Abdullah, was interviewed about the success of Patrick Henry High School by Channel 5 Eyewitness News on the 10 p.m. news on March 16.  The school achieved the highest graduation rate in Minneapolis in 2015, 87% in comparison to an average high school graduation rate of 64% in the district.  It was given the third highest rank among Minnesota high schools in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.  Mr. Abdullah, who spoke at the March 16th Think Again Brooklyns forum, noted that it is especially important to meet the needs of nineth grade students because students who pass nineth grade are very likely to graduate.  See the Eyewitness News report.

 

Yusuf Abdullah's Presentation at Think Again Brooklyns

Principal Abdullah spoke on what has contributed to the success of Patrick Henry High School, especially its graduation rate and spoke on the school's vision and action plan developed through Community Cafes and a Strategic Planning Team at the Think Again Brooklyns forum March 16, 2016.  Watch the 40 minute video of his presentation with Power Point slides.

 

Shaping an Identity Affirming Space for
Black Males at Henry High

 

By the Ujima Collective, Twin Cities Daily Planet, April 6, 2016

 

“Imagine entering a place every day where you can gain the skills you need to make your dreams come true. A place where you are nurtured, loved and valued. Your unique skills are recognized and celebrated, your experiences validated. Your sense of self affirmed. . .   this is how Black male scholars describe their ideal school experience.”

Read the Ujima Collective's description of how their group of Henry High School teachers created an effective learning environment for Black male students.   Ujima is a Swahili term meaning collective work and responsibility.  As educators, the members of the collective are guided by the term and see it as crucial to the success of Black students.

 

Positive Behaviors Lead To Academic Success - Minneapolis


An Achievement Gap Committee Brown Bag - April 26, 2016

The Chief of Minneapolis Public Schools and three principals discuss how those schools are led, how they maintain a positive school climate with staff and students, and how this leads to academic and life success for students:

  • Michael Thomas, Chief of Schools for Minneapolis
  • Michael Bradley, Roosevelt High School 
  • Yusuf Abdullah,  Patrick Henry High School 
  • Ronald Salazar, Fowell K-8  

See the video
 

 

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The Impact of Domestic Abuse on Children PDF Print E-mail

 

Weblinks to Videos related to February Think Again Brooklyns Topic

 

 

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Mike Tikkanen, Samuel Mwangi, Dr. Mike Troy

 

Three highly informed speakers alerted an attentive audience to the importance of giving attention to domestic abuse at the February Think Again Brooklyn forum on “The Impact of Domestic Abuse on Children.”  Mike Tikkanen, founder of Kids at Risk Action, author of Invisible Children spoke on his work with over fifty children in the County Child Protection System as a volunteer in the Guardian ad-Litem program as a court-appointed special advocate (CASA).  He emphasized that children in the Child Protection System are not kept safe and only half as many children reported as abused in MN were checked on in comparison to other states.  He noted that the children he worked with suffered very serious abuse and that the cost to society is huge in terms of disruption to classrooms and foster families, and health care costs that can run into the millions of dollars by the time a child reaches 18.  "We don't provide the services children need.  We use drugs instead.  It's cheaper."  If you missed the forum, see the two minute videos he showed during his talk:

 

Rich Gehrman, Founder of Safe Passage for Children, on Inadequacy of Child Protection Program

 

Overview Trailer for TPT Series on Neglect and Abuse of Children



Dr. Mike Troy, Medical Director of Behavioral Health Services at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, described the rapid development of child’s brain that begins before birth and continues during the child’s first five years.  He noted the big contribution that nurturing parents and others in the child’s life make to the child’s brain development and emphasized that a child born to a poor family can thrive if given the attention it needs.


If you missed the forum, listen to the presentations on early childhood development at Think Again MN's Achievement Gap Committee forum.  Click on the title:

 


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Setting the Pathway for a Lifetime

Dr. Pamela Gigi Chawla, MD

Senior Medical Director
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Dr. Mike Troy

Medical Director of Behavioral Health Services

Associate Medical Director, Neuroscience Program
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Starts at 20:40

 

 

Sam Mwangi, founder of the Global Fatherhood Foundation, presented his survey findings on domestic abuse in the West African diaspora.  Almost 70% of the 205 Africans in diaspora surveyed "either knew somebody going through gender violence or they're victims themselves."  68% of the survey respondents said that husbands were the main perpetrators of violence while 51% attributed the violence to wives.  Over 70% said that they stayed together in spite of the violence because of their children.

 

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MN's Leading Election System

With Secretary of State Steve Simon

 

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Listen to Secretary of State Steve Simon's excellent presentation on MN's outstanding election system emulated by many other states at the Think Again Brooklyns forum January 19, 2016.  Secretary Simon includes ways in which it can be improved, and he explains why it is important to vote.  He concludes with a quote from a tee shirt:  "Failure to vote is not an act of rebellion.  It is an act of surrender."

Get details on how to vote at http://mnvotes.org

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How Oregon Became the Easiest Place to Vote in the US

By Lornet Turnbull
YES! Magazine
October 8, 2016

 


In January, Oregon became the first state in the country to begin automatically registering eligible citizens to vote when they obtain or renew their driver's licenses or state IDs, completely shifting the burden of voter registration from the individual to the government. 

Read the Article

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