Sponsored by the Buffalo Trace Children’s Advocacy Center and hosted by Comprehend, Inc. we welcome Hakim Oliver and his team to facilitate Maysville Community Conversations-Bridging Stories. Bridging Stories is intended to encourage positive interaction and conversations to build a stronger community. Hakim Oliver has been working closely with Millicent Harding-Thomas, MCTC’s Director of Cultural Diversity, Joseph Gulley, CEO of Comprehend, Inc., and Hope Burns, Executive Director of Buffalo Trace Children’s Advocacy Center to bring his Community Conversations project to Maysville, KY.
Participants will be led through discussions and introspective activities during each session to recognize what makes each person unique through their history and experiences, and learn how we can create a vibrant, inclusive and understanding community.
This four-part series includes a panel discussion, public input, and an opportunity to share perspectives in an open and welcoming environment.
Session Dates: Monday August 1; Monday August 8; Monday August 15; Sunday August 21*
Where: Community Training Room, Comprehend Inc., 611 Forest Avenue
*Location for the Sunday, August 21st session is to be determined
Space is limited. To reserve a seat please email Hope@btcac.com or call 606-563-0572
“It is a great honor to host community conversations in Maysville, KY!!! My team previously completed this series at Mason (OH), Loveland, and Milford.” – Hakim Oliver
Hakim Oliver earned a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Bowling Green State University and earned a Master’s degree in Teacher Leadership from Wright State University. Hakim has been an Intervention Specialist for 17 years, all at Mason (OH) High School. He is a co-advisor of the Mason Inclusion Club (MIC Club). This is a student-led diversity club at the high school. Mr. Oliver also coached football, track, and introduced Special Olympics to the community. Outside of school, Hakim leads community conversations intended to create positive interactions and discussions.