Culture and Outriggers

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Marshallese Cultural Health Forum 2023: Bridging Communities Through Cross-Cultural Education

The Marshallese Cultural Health Forum was a transformative experience, where attendees gathered to foster a deeper understanding of health needs within the Marshallese community and beyond. This unique event featured insightful presentations and distinguished speakers, providing invaluable insights into the cultural nuances that influenced healthcare practices.

The forum served as a vital platform for individuals, healthcare professionals, and community leaders to come together and engage in meaningful dialogue. Through cross-cultural education, we aimed to bridge gaps in healthcare delivery, ensuring that every individual, regardless of their cultural background, received the support they deserved.

Highlights of the event included:

Engaging Presentations: Expert speakers delved into various aspects of Marshallese culture, shedding light on traditional health practices, beliefs, and the challenges faced by the community in accessing quality healthcare.

Interactive Exhibits: Attendees immersed themselves in the rich tapestry of Marshallese culture through interactive exhibits showcasing art, music, and cuisine, providing a sensory experience that deepened their understanding of this vibrant community.

Networking Opportunities: Participants connected with like-minded individuals, healthcare professionals, and community leaders who shared a passion for improving health outcomes and promoting cultural inclusivity.

Those who attended the Marshallese Cultural Health Forum gained valuable insights that empowered them to make a positive impact on the health and well-being of Marshallese individuals, and by extension, contributed to a more inclusive and equitable healthcare system for all.

The event was a significant step towards creating a healthier, more culturally sensitive future for our communities. It was an opportunity for attendees to be part of a movement dedicated to positive change.



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Le Pasefika Runway 2022

Le Pasifika RUNWAY, a Pacific Islander fashion show on October 22, 2022, in our hometown of Portland, OR.
This is the first show of its kind to focus on representing Pacific Islanders!
Go, Team Nika! Nika Wase’s traditional designs and wearable arts were featured in Le Pasefika Runway 2022 this past weekend. We were excited for Nika to represent the Republic of the Marshall Islands in this wonderful event! #fashion #fashionshow #pacificislander #MarshallIslands
Living Islands is also inviting attendees to participate in our tobacco use survey! See us at our table during the event, where you can take the survey to win some fantastic prizes!


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