Local, regional and national leaders come to Rapid City for a 24-hour blitz of conversations and collaborations through Morning Fill Up, a series of public gatherings intended to inspire and engage members of The Garage coworking space, as well as residents around western South Dakota, to put their creative energies into action for the betterment of the entire community. The series was founded by The Numad Group after a brainstorm the three founding principals had one morning over coffee while on retreat in Como, Italy. Morning Fill Up is sponsored by The Numad Group and The Bush Foundation.

Next Morning Fill Up: Dr. Tea Rozman Clark
Co-Founder, Green Card Voices

Thursday, January 11 at 7am at The Garage

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Twenty years ago, while working in refugee camps in the war-torn former Yugoslavia, Dr. Tea Rozman Clark made a commitment to serve those whose lives had been unjustly disrupted by conflict.

Years later, as she visited Srebrenica residents as part of her postgraduate studies at New York University and later University of Nova Gorica, Tea realized the impact of first-person digital story sharing. She co-founded Green Card Voices, an organization that combats stereotypes by empowering immigrants to tell their stories.

Green Card Voices (GCV) is an organization dedicated to sharing the stories of immigrants with the goal of shrinking the divide between immigrant and nonimmigrant communities in the United States. While part of Green Card Voices, she has interviewed over 330 first-generation immigrants and refugees from over 100 different countries and six continents, and organized over 50 exhibits throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota.

Professionally, she has worked for a variety of nonprofit organizations and has managed over twenty-five projects in three post-conflict countries, including Kosovo, Bosnia, and Macedonia. She worked as an intern in the United Nations Development Program’s Best Practices Office and wrote her PhD thesis on the failed UN peacekeeping intervention during the Bosnian genocide. In fact, it was her work gathering personal testimonies from survivors and Dutch peacekeepers for her thesis that alerted her to the power of personal stories, which has become her signature work in the Upper Midwest region.


Previous Morning Fill Up Guests

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SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR CO-SPONSOR

We've got an awesome partner in our work to bring Morning Fill Up to the Black Hills region. Shout out and big thanks to The Bush Foundation for sponsoring Morning Fill Up with us. They rock.