New Americans Celebration

3/13/2018 7:45 AM

New Americans Celebration

New Americans Celebration,
annual day of education and outreach for refugees, immigrants and GA community members who support them:
welcoming 200+ volunteers to learn about engaging with your Legislators
and to tell them why you feel refugees should continue to be welcome in GA.
Free.
The Coalition of Refugee Service Agencies (CRSA) invites you to join us for the fifth annual New Americans Celebration on Thursday, March 15, 2018. 

The New Americans Celebration is the annual day of education and outreach for refugees, immigrants and Georgia community members who support them. Every year we welcome over 300 volunteers to the Georgia State Capitol to learn about engaging with your Legislators and to reach out to tell them why you feel refugees should continue to be welcome in Georgia. 

Guests are asked to please register in advance here: https://refugeef.ejoinme.org/NAC2018

 


Never been to the Capitol? Don't worry! Each year, over 60% of our volunteers have been visiting the Capitol for the first time. We hold a pre-event training so everyone learns just how easy it is to tell their legislators about their support for refugees and immigrants in Georgia. 

This year's pre-event training will be held at the Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception at 48 M.L.K. Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30303. Check in will begin at 7:45 a.m. with training kicking off at 8 a.m. Pre-event training helps you learn how to find your elected officials, and how to better advocate when speaking with them. 

After we leave the training, at around 9:30 a.m., we will head to the Capitol for outreach with elected officials. First, you’ll join trained group leaders to drop off education materials at legislative offices, to ensure every official learns about our work. Then, you’ll join our team at the doors of the House and Senate to speak directly to elected officials. Your guides will help ensure whether it’s your first or fiftieth time, you already feel like an expert!

Coming to the event? Want to share your story of success from coming to the U.S.? Has a new American made an impact on your life? Join in on social media by using our hashtags - #NAC18 or #GALovesRefugees. We may share your story on our pages to let everyone know how important newcomers are to Georgia! 

About the CRSA:
Our mission: To engage a broad coalition to highlight the cultural, social and economic contributions of refugees and immigrants in Georgia.
Our vision: We envision a future where every person who calls Georgia home is valued, respected, and able to build a successful life. 

Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time: 7:45am-2pm.
Venue #1: Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception at 48 M.L.K. Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30303.
Venue#2: GA State Capitol, 100 Washington St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303.
Register by 3/9: facebook.com/events/2025916550995941/
Contact: Stephanie Jackson Ali, Civic Engagement Manager; New American Pathways; 404-299-6099 ext. 268, s.ali@newamericanpathways.org

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