Biar Atem Speaks with Students, Congregations, Policymakers and the Media
Delegate Biar Atem been busy the past few months! In January, he was interviewed by students from Alexander Dawson School in Las Vegas, who did a video story about him for the U.S. for C-Span Student Contest. Biar spoke to the congregation at Unity Church Las Vegas. He also shared his story and, along with Carisa Ramirez-Lopez, Catholic Charities VP of Immigration and Refugee Services, spoke about refugees and the resettlement program in Nevada with the North Valley Democratic Club.
In December, Biar shared his story with the Nevada Commission on Homeland Security, to an audience of over 50 people on December 2. Biar inspired the audience with story and Carisa Ramirez-Lopez, Catholic Charities VP of Immigration and Refugee Services, provided an overview of the resettlement process. With Biar and Carisa’s presentations, Commission members were educated about the thorough process by which refugees are vetted and expressed support for the refugee program. See the picture of Biar with Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval!
Biar has been interviewed twice by the Las Vegas Review Journal to share his story and discuss benefits refugees receive they come to the U.S. here
Biar Atem was also featured in an article in Communities In Schools: Canyon Springs hosted inspirational speaker Biar Atem, a Sudanese refugee and former Lost Boy, who now is the assistant manager of in-suite dining at the Venetian/Palazzo. Students and faculty were able to hear his incredible story of how he came to America, earned his high school, bachelor’s and MBA degrees and started a nonprofit to help other Sudanese refugees like himself. Read the article here
Biar was also interviewed by a radio program.