Refugee Congress and Delegate Drocella Mugorewera (TN) will be awarded the CWS Champions for Change Award.
Delegate Omar Bah (RI), Honorary Delegate Isabel Kayembe (RI), and the Refugee Dream Center held their inaugural Cultural Gala.
Delegate Omar Bah (RI), Honorary Delegate Isabel Kayembe (RI), and the Refugee Dream Center held their inaugural Cultural Gala. The event featured speeches, a cultural showcase, and an awards ceremony.
Delegate Esmail Dezhbod (CT) presented an overview and update on the Refugee Resettlement Programs in Connecticut.
Delegate Basma Alawee (FL) was a featured speaker The University of Florida’s Samuel Proctor Oral History Program’s event.
Delegate Valdir Solera Junior (HI) and his team did social media activism and engagement around voter registration.
Mohy was previously Delegate for the District of Columbia, now he promotes peace worldwide and is setting a vision for Refugee Center Online.
Delegate George Tarr (NY) presented his journey in film at the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.
The presentation was well-attended and informed participants about the challenges that refugees face.
Delegate Suraj Budathoki (NH), Building Community of New Hampshire (BCNH), Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS), Overcomers Support Services, Rohingya Society of Greater Nashua and local leaders sponsored and organized the New American Leadership Academy.
This academy focused on creating more opportunities for migrant and refugee alums and New American leaders by enhancing their leadership skills through experience. Delegate Wilmot Collins (MT) was the keynote speaker of the event. Delegate Omar Bah (RI), thanked the organizing committee, “Under the limited LIRS funding, this cohort has made a significant progress in developing our grassroots efforts in the surrounding areas. These leaders will make significant impact through their projects activities in the lives of others and bring positive change in their communities,” said Omar.
Delegate Beni De Dieu Luzau (MD) attended a conference organized by the Canadian Council for Refugees & the Center for Refugee Studies of York University in Toronto, Ontario.
Over 800 participants from all over the world came together for networking, advocating, and strengthening NGOs. Topics discussed ranged from welcome & integration to rights & status, global protection, durable solutions, immigration & detention, the Rohingya crisis, current situation of refugees in Israel, refugee women, use of technology to promote refugee protection & integration, mental health & detention, and issues facing LGBTQI refugees.