Honorary Delegate Som Subedi Held a Demonstration Against the Travel Ban

Honorary Delegate Som Subedi Held a Demonstration Against the Travel Ban

Delegate Som Subedi (OR), along with twenty-six organizations, civil society, community and government held a demonstration against the first anniversary of President Trump’s rolling initiatives banning refugees and immigrants from a number of Muslim-majority nations. The demonstration took place on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at an officially permitted free-speech zone at Portland International Airport . Welcoming North westerners, including representatives of Oregon’s Congressional delegation honored traditional elders, civic activists, and business leaders of Portland communities. This was a demonstration of local compassion and solidarity with immigrant and refugeecommunities.

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Honorary Delegate Hadidja Nyiransekuye (TX) has been conducting formal outreach presentations at her university, University of North Texas.

Honorary Delegate Hadidja Nyiransekuye (TX) has been conducting formal outreach presentations at her university, University of North Texas.

Honorary Delegate Hadidja Nyiransekuye (TX) has been conducting formal outreach presentations at her university, University of North Texas. These presentations are opening Social Work and other students’ eyes to the experience of being a refugee.

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Delegate Biar Atem (NV) participated in the annual Business Leader and Principal for a Day event.

Delegate Biar Atem (NV) participated in the annual Business Leader and Principal for a Day event.

Delegate Biar Atem (NV) participated in the annual Business Leader and Principal for a Day event. The event included shadowing with a principal and allowed participants to have instant dialogue with other community leaders and the principal about the successes and challenges we face in public education.

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Delegate Dauda Sesay (LA) helped to organize protest at the Louisiana State University on the anniversary of the travel ban.

Delegate Dauda Sesay (LA) helped to organize protest at the Louisiana State University on the anniversary of the travel ban.

Delegate Dauda Sesay (LA) helped to organize a protest at the Louisiana State University on the anniversary of the travel ban. Protesters sought to raise awareness for the those hurt by the ban, as well as remind everyone that the ban is still in existence.

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Delegate George Tarr (NY) Presents Refugee Experience to Students at PS. 171 and Info Tech High School in Long Island City

Delegate George Tarr (NY) Presents Refugee Experience to Students at PS. 171 and Info Tech High School in Long Island City

Delegate George Tarr (NY) and mentor Renee Silverman did a Q&A at PS. 171 and Info Tech High School in Long Island City. George also led a screening of the film “Refugee Kids: One Small School Takes on the World.”

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Delegate Clara Hart (SD) Addresses New Citizens at Naturalization Ceremony in Sioux Falls, SD

Delegate Clara Hart (SD) Addresses New Citizens at Naturalization Ceremony in Sioux Falls, SD

At the end of February, Delegate Clara Hart addressed a Naturalization ceremony in Sioux Falls, as she has done for many years. The new citizens represented 20 countries of origin.

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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, 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.

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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

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

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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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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Colorado Delegate Shambel Zeru featured on CBSlocal

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.

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Wyoming Delegate Bertine Bahige featured on Radio Program

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.

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Returned Peace Corps Volunteer writes about Refugee Congress

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.

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