HI USA Valued Voices Registration Form



Registration is now closed for Chicago and New York.

Valued Voices – No Peace without Understanding 
Globalization and its Impacts on Miscommunication and 
Polarization Across Cultures

Join HI USA for a peace promoting workshop in conjunction with the United Nation's International Day of Peace.  Engage with members of the Bay Area community for a workshop facilitated by Joe Lurie, Executive Director Emeritus of the University of California Berkeley's International House and author of "Perception and Deception: A Mind Opening Journey Across Cultures."

Saturday, September 22 - Sunday, September 23, 2018

HI Fisherman's Wharf
240 Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA  94123

Program Schedule:

  • 5pm - Light Discussion/Activity
  • 7pm – Community Dinner at the hostel followed by optional exploration of SF Fisherman’s Wharf neighborhood.
  • Dorm Overnight 
  • 7am - Breakfast at Hostel (optional)
  • 9am - Light Discussion and Cultural Exercises/Activities
  • 12:30pm - Lunch in hostel by Café Franco
  • 1:30pm - Understanding Misunderstanding Workshop
  • 4pm - Techniques and Resources for Developing Intercultural Competence
  • 5:30pm – Happy Hour Reception 
For questions or more information, contact - josh.kerber@hiusa.org

Please answer a few questions regarding the program topic.


Valued Voices - More Than a News Story: Understanding Immigration

The topic of immigration has filled newspaper headlines, nighttime broadcasts, and lively debates in the recent past. Why? What’s the stir? Why do people have so many thoughts and feelings on it? And also – can we pull the stories off the paper and make them real human experiences to better inform our opinions and build stronger communities? Join your fellow Chicagoans in a dialogue around immigration history and context, policies, misinformation and fear, and how we make sense of it all.

Friday, September 21 - Saturday, September 22, 2018

HI Chicago, The J. Ira and Nikki Harris Family Hostel
24 East Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL  60605

Program Schedule:


  • 4pm - 6pm - Arrival to HI Chicago (optional participation in Sleep for Peace)
  • 6pm - Welcome with dinner
  • 6:30pm - Presentation by Fred Tsao, Senior Policy Counsel for the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights 
  • 8pm - Identity Conversation
  • Dorm Overnight (Male, Female, Mixed Gender options available. Limited semi-privates available for a supplemental rate; inquire for more details.)


  • 8am - Breakfast
  • 9:30am - Reflection
  • 10am - Presentation by Chicago Regional Organizing for Antiracism (CROAR)
  • 12pm - Lunch
  • 1pm - Facilitated Dialogue
  • 3pm - What’s next? Assessment and Closing Thoughts

For questions or more information, contact - education.chicago@hiusa.org

**Participants are welcome to stay at HI Chicago on Saturday night for a reduced rate. If this interests you, please contact the Chicago Education Program Coordinator, Janine Myers, as soon as possible to secure your room and rate.

Please answer a few questions regarding the program topic.


Valued Voices – Immigration and Sanctuary cities

New York City is an incredibly diverse community, and we are all connected or impacted by immigration daily. Our community includes First Nation peoples and multi-generational U.S. American citizens, first and second generation U.S. citizens, recent immigrants, people who currently have refugee status, and undocumented city residents. Join HI New York, in conjunction with the UN’s International day of Peace, for this program which will provide context, explain policy, and produce informative and passionate dialogue on immigration and sanctuary cities.

Friday, September 21st- Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

HI New York
891 Amsterdam Aveenue
New York, NY 10025

Program Schedule:

  • 5pm – 6pm Check in & Welcoming
  • 6pm-7pm – Introduction, Light discussion, Debate on introductory topic of Language
  • 7pm- 8:00pm  In-hostel Communal meal 
  • Dorm Overnight is optional and limited space available (Male, Female, -All gender dorm is at capacity). 

  • 9am - Breakfast
  • 10am - Reflections
  • 10:30am - Learn and Discuss - History of U.S. Immigration by the Tenement museum  
  • 12:30pm - Lunch
  • 1:30pm - The U.S. Citizen Process with Citizenship Now!
  • 2:30pm -  Community Debate and Discussion
  • 3:30pm - Action and Reflection
  • 4:30pm - Adjourn

For questions or more information, contact - education.newyork@hiusa.org

Please answer a few questions regarding the program topic.


Valued Voices – Perspectives on Immigration

The immigration debate is impacting us all- locally, nationally and globally. This program will enable participants to learn more about immigration legislation and the political climate in Massachusetts, covering issues including asylum, refugees, and changing civil society strategies. It will also create a safe, shared space through facilitated dialogue for participants to explore their own perspectives and identities surrounding these issues.

Friday, September 28th - Saturday September 29th 2018

HI Boston 
19 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 02116


  • 5pm – Welcome to HI Boston reception
  • 5:45pm – Panel: Perspectives on Immigration (open to the public)
  • 7:15pm – Dinner for participants and panelists, debrief for following day’s workshop 
  • Dorm Overnight stay at HI Boston available for all workshop participants (Male, Female, Mixed Gender Options available)


  • 8:00am - Breakfast
  • 9:30am - Facilitated workshop: Perspectives on Immigration
  • Break
  • 11:45am - Workshop debrief and introduction to community facilitation 
  • 12:15pm – Final participant lunch

For questions or more information, contact - education.boston@hiusa.org

Please answer a few questions regarding the program topic.

San Diego

TOPIC:  Recognizing and Responding to Microaggressions

Microaggressions are defined as a comment or action that subtly, and possibly unintentionally, expresses a prejudice. Learn how to recognize microaggressions, identify what causes them and their effects, and practice meaningful ways to respond and decrease tension.

HI San Diego Downtown
521 Market Street 
San Diego, CA 92101

Contact - Community.SanDeigo@hiusa.org

Please answer a few questions regarding the program topic.
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