Meet & Greet:
Thursday, November 7,
Grant County Community Foundation’s
New Nonprofit Incubator Offices
1106 N Pope Street
Silver City, New Mexico


Main Event: ¡I count. So do you!
Friday, November 8, 8:30am to 4:00pm
Western New Mexico University Global Resource Center
Silver City, New Mexico

Community Conversation 2019
¡I count. So do you!
Community Resilience and the 2020 Census

The Grant County Community Foundation and United Way of Southwest New Mexico, in partnership with Freeport McMoRan and the Southwest Council of Governments, are co-hosting a regional conversation between non-profits and community members in Grant, Hidalgo, Luna and Catron counties on Friday November 8 at the Global Resource Center at Western New Mexico University.

Together we will explore new pathways for understanding how to build and sustain community organizations in southwest New Mexico including strategies for making sure everyone is counted in the 2020 Census. The census will determine the funding our community will receive for the next ten years for community services such as schools for our children, quality healthcare, roads, emergency preparedness. Participants will also gain new insights about the importance of sustaining community resilience while creating more effective service systems.

All community members and nonprofits are encouraged to join us. If you are interested, please complete the registration form. We do require a registration form from everyone who wishes to attend.

Facilitators

Schedule

The purpose of the gathering is to engage our regional nonprofits with community members to explore new pathways for understanding how to build and sustain community organizations in southwest New Mexico including strategies for making sure everyone is counted in the 2020 Census. United Way of Southwest New Mexico and the Grant County Community Foundation will be awarding stipends to nonprofits for engaging in direct census work.

program
5:30pm GCCF Foundation Offices

Meet & Greet

You are invited to join your fellow non-profit and community leaders in a casual setting.

1106 N. Pope St - Silver City - NM

8:30am to 9:00am Global Resource Center - WNMU Campus Welcome and Introduction
8:45am to 9:15am Global Resource Center - WNMU Campus Christine opens the meeting. She will outline the day’s activities and address the issues of Census/Connection/Support in light of community and individual resilience and the criticality of full community response to the Census. She will discuss “¡I Count. So do you!” and outline the intentions of the day. She will speak about language and how it can affect the way we see each other, see the world. Christine introduces Jeff.
9:15am to 9:30am Global Resource Center - WNMU Campus Jeff shares his thoughts about stress in small towns and small organizations, and leads a 5 minute meditation to center ourselves before we get into the work of the day. Jeff introduces Stacey.
9:30am to 10:30am Global Resource Center - WNMU Campus Stacey will speak about individual and community resilience and the specific ways in which communities can heal. She will illuminate the way New Mexico communities are already resilient, and how to expand on existing strengths.
10:30am to 10:45am Global Resource Center - WNMU Campus Break
10:45am to 11:45am Global Resource Center - WNMU Campus Christine will lead everyone in writing a poem inspired by Stacey’s talk and the issues it brought up with the participants.
11:45am to 12:30am Global Resource Center - WNMU Campus Lunch
12:30pm to 1:15pm Global Resource Center - WNMU Campus Rhatigan and Oliver present on 2020 Census.
1:15pm to 1:30pm Global Resource Center - WNMU Campus Census Q & A
1:30pm to 2:30pm Global Resource Center - WNMU Campus Breakout sessions: Yoga – Jeff or other; Visual Art & Poetry – Christine, Melanie & Diana; Bodywork – Stacey
2:30pm to 2:45pm Global Resource Center - WNMU Campus Break
2:45pm to 3:45pm Global Resource Center - WNMU Campus Christine will lead group in closing discussion: Where do we go from here? What have we learned? What does it mean to be counted? What are the next steps to build a stronger community?
3:45pm to 4:00pm Global Resource Center - WNMU Campus Stacey advises group on follow-up resilience activities including the book and the resilience movie.
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9:00 AM Global Resource Center - WNMU Campus

Collaboration

In addition to encouraging collaboration within the nonprofit community, we see this as an opportunity for the funders to come together to assess the community needs and to build a local funding strategy. All funders and nonprofits are encouraged to join us.

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Registration

This isn’t your average conference! Afternoon breakout sessions include personal resilience work, yoga, art and poetry. Dress down not up.






Main Venue

Our event will be taking place in WNMU's state of the art, Global Resource Center and in its multiple break out rooms.

Community Conversation

Besse-Forward Global Resource Center

W. 12th Street

Silver City, NM 88061


Lodging

Contact Us - Ask Questions

If you are interested, please complete the on-line registration form.

We do require a registration form from everyone who wishes to attend. Please send in your form by no later than October _, 2019.

For questions or additional assistance, please feel free to email us at grantcountycommunityfoundation@gmail.com

or call (575) 956-6095.

Our web address is: www.grantcountycommunityfoundation.org