Embracing Special Needs, Building Inclusive Communities: A Program offered by Miss Wisconsin 2020-2021
My name is Alyssa Bohm, a Racine native, I am currently serving as Miss Wisconsin 2020-2021. I am a high school special education teacher that understands the importance of equal opportunities and educating our youth about inclusion and acceptance.
As a state titleholder, it’s my job to volunteer, make appearances throughout the state and promote my social impact initiative, "Embracing Special Needs, Building Inclusive Communities" which focuses on enhancing the lives of those with disabilities and creating inclusivity within our communities.
I am diligently working to fill up my calendar for the remainder of my tenure. I am scheduling virtual and in-person appearances. I am available to speak (about my social initiative, perseverance, social media, and a few other topics), sign autographs, mingle, walk in fashion shows, dance, etc.
I would love to make an appearance at your library and present my Inclusion Program: Teaching Acceptance and Kindness. I can also assist in promoting the program event prior to the event taking place on our social media platforms.
My name is Alyssa Bohm, a Racine native, I am currently serving as Miss Wisconsin 2019. As a state titleholder, it’s my job to volunteer, make appearances throughout the state and promote my social impact initiative, "Embracing Special Needs, Building Inclusive Communities" which focuses on enhancing the lives of those with disabilities and creating inclusivity within or communities.
Partner with WPT and Host a Community Screening Exploring the Lasting Impacts of Trauma and New Approaches to Care
Wisconsin Public Television has had a decades-long relationship with Wisconsin’s libraries and childhood resource agencies through their popular Reel to Real community event partnership with the Wisconsin Library Association.
As part of this powerful community partnership, they’re asking public libraries to consider hosting a free community screening and dialogue around a critical topic impacting our youngest – childhood trauma, and the need for trauma-informed care awareness, support and training.
Libraries are encouraged to partner with WPT and host a screening of Not Enough Apologies: Trauma Stories, an original Wisconsin Public Television news documentary examining the "childhood welfare to adult prison pipeline," and the positive impacts of trauma-informed care.
For more information, including details on how to request a screening kit, view: https://dpi.wi.gov/wilibrariesforeveryone/host-community-screening-wisconsin-public-television
An award winning documentary selected by American Public Television
Too Soon to Forget: The Journey of Younger Onset Alzheimer’s Disease
For those offering dementia-related CE and programming, Rush University’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Chicago has developed an amazing set of two DVDs that explores the impact that younger onset Alzheimer’s has on the affected person and their family.
Narrated by Celebrity Chef and Supermodel B. Smith and her husband, the documentary is being shown on PBS stations across the country. In addition to adding these DVDs to your circulating collections, librarians might consider using the DVDs as the basis for a program open to the public on this important topic… or for staff training. There are no restrictions on its use.
Tribal Nations Maps introduces the most comprehensive maps of pre-contact and at-contact Native North America to date. These maps use Tribal Nation’s original indigenous names for themselves, and show where Tribes were just before contact with outsiders, as well as the last homelands they defended. The intent of these maps is to instill pride in Native peoples and to be used as teaching tools from a Native perspective.
These maps are part of Aaron Carapella's Tribal Nations Map series-which covers the Nations indigenous to the “United States,” “Canada,” "Mexico," "Central America," "South America" and “Alaska." Your purchase supports multiple upcoming maps. Aaron credits the many hundreds of Cultural directors, elders, educators and linguists that have helped him centralize these names onto one visual display.
The Duelling Dames are on tour! Enjoy local rates while they are in your area, and hefty discounts for multiple library visits.
With 50 performances in libraries and fairs, The Duelling Dames is a swashbuckling show that teaches history with hilarity, astounds with swordplay, and is brave enough to bring participants onstage (Don't worry, only foam swords are used then with participants).
This all female anti bullying swordfighting show has a story message of...peace!
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