Our City of Nations
In December 2015, a call went out to all those who cared about the well-being of our newest neighbors, “Come, let us work together for the betterment of our neighborhoods, cities, and region”. Thus, began our collective journey together through the Our City of Nations (OCON) experience.
“City of Nations” is a term given to Milwaukee in the late 1880s when the city was known for its myriad (mostly European) of immigrant populations. We also acknowledge that in Milwaukee we live and work on traditional Potawatomi, Ho-Chunk and Menominee homeland along the southwest shores of Michigami, North America’s largest system of freshwater lakes, where the Milwaukee, Menominee and Kinnickinnic rivers meet and the people of Wisconsin’s sovereign Anishinaabe, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Oneida and Mohican nations remain present. With Milwaukee’s indigenous roots, its historical immigrant settlements, and its continual refugee resettlement, it has always been a “City of Nations”.
It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to “OCON4” where we come together again as a community called to serve our region’s newest neighbors. The theme of OCON4 is “On Common Ground: Becoming Together with Refugees and Immigrants”. We gather together in hopes of strengthening our capacity to come together to ensure that services and resources are equitable, accessible, and justly distributed to our new neighbors. Even now, more than ever during a global pandemic, we must ensure that all members of our communities are safe and well.
OCON4 has adopted a virtual format this year due to the COVID19 pandemic. This has brought with it opportunities for diﬀerent ways of participant engagement – both with our speakers and with each other. Let us work hard to continue the deep conversations, meaningful contributions, and engaging dialogue we’ve come to expect from our OCON conferences. And let us remember that the conference may come to a close but the conversations and collaborations are meant to endure.
- Healthcare professionals
- Community Advocates
- Those who support Refugee communities
Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to:
- Describe how to adapt my practice to better serve refugee and/or new immigrant populations for local and global connection.
- List the important considerations for assisting newcomers to arrive, survive, and thrive.
- Describe our contributions and lessons learned for a global discussion on refugee resettlement.
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James Sanders, MD, MPH
Adjunct Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine Department
Medical College of Wisconsin
None of the speakers had relevant financial relationships to disclose. See program for list of speakers.
ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 11.25 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
- 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 12.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.