Delegate Impact

Delegate Basma Alawee (FL), a member of the Youth and Education Caucus, leads her students to learn about the experience of being a refugee

Delegate Basma Alawee(FL), a member of the Youth and Education Caucus, organized a variety of opportunities for her students to learn about the experience of being a refugee, including supporting students to stage a play, Crossing the Border, that explored issues of diversity, culture, respect for peoples, courage, and compassion.

Delegate Puspa Luitel (VT) was elected to serve as At-Large Director of the Vermont Law School Alumni Association

Delegate Puspa Luitel (VT) was elected to serve as At-Large Director of the Vermont Law School Alumni Association for a 3-year term.

Dauda Sesay, Louisiana Delegate, holds the Louisiana Refugee Advisory Council (RAC) quarterly meeting

Dauda Sesay, Louisiana Delegate, holds the Louisiana Refugee Advisory Council (RAC) quarterly meeting.

Clara Hart, South Dakota Delegate, Announces run for City Council

Refugee Congress South Dakota Delegate, Clara Hart, announces her run for City Council. Read more here.

Fatima Dirie, Utah delegate, featured for her work on Welcoming Week

Utah delegate Fatima Dirie, was featured in the Salt Lake Tribune for her work on Welcoming Week for refugees in Salt Lake City. Read more here.

Biar Atem, Nevada Delegate, Pens a powerful op-ed on South Sudan.

Nevada Delegate Biar Atem penned a powerful op-ed for The Hill, on the need for more support to South Sudan. Read more here.

Colorado Delegate Shambel Zeru featured on CBSlocal

Colorado Delegate Shambel Zeru was featured on CBSlocal news for his recent graduation from high school. Read more about his story here.

Wyoming Delegate Bertine Bahige featured on Radio Program

Wyoming delegate Bertine Bahige was featured on Wyoming Public Media recently and told his story from refugee to former refugee. Listen here.

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer writes about Refugee Congress

Patricia Nyhan writes, “Looking for a way to engage in refugee support, despite pullback on immigration? Try reaching out to members of a Congress you may not have heard of yet – the Refugee Congress.” Read more here.

Refugee camp by Delegate Clara Hart near downtown Sioux Falls calls attention to plight

Clara Hart, South Dakota delegate and Refugee Congress Board Chair, hosted a Refugee Camp in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on World Refugee Day to call attention to the plight of refugees. View the article here: http://www.ksfy.com/content/news/Refugee-camp-near-downtown-Sioux-Falls-calls-attention-to-plight-429771533.html

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