New Americans Celebration

2/14/2019 7:30 AM

New Americans Celebration FEB14

New Americans Celebration

Please join the Coalition of Refugee Service Agencies (CRSA) for the sixth annual New Americans Celebration on Thursday, February 14, 2019.

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 engage with legislators and share why refugees and immigrants should continue to be welcome in Georgia.

Guests are asked to please register in advance here:

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 check-in and training will be held at Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception at 48 Martin Luther King Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30303. Check in will begin at 7:30 a.m. with training kicking off at 8 a.m.

Training before going to the Capitol will help you learn how to find your elected officials, and how to better advocate when speaking with them.

After we leave the training, at 10:00 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 - #NAC19 or #GALovesRefugees. We may share your story on our pages to let everyone know how important newcomers are to Georgia!

Any questions please contact Aixa Pascual at or Ashley Coleman at

About the CRSA:

The Coalition of Refugee Service Agencies (CRSA) brings together 16 local refugee-serving organizations, working in and around the Atlanta area.

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.
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