Please join the Coalition of Refugee Service Agencies for the “GEORGIA LOVES REFUGEES” PRESS CONFERENCE

On Tuesday, February 14, at 11 a.m., the Coalition of Refugee Service Agencies (CRSA) will host a “Georgia Loves Refugees” themed press conference at the Clarkston Community Center’s Angora Hall to release the much-anticipated 2016 CRSA Annual Report. The CRSA invites members of the community to learn about the CRSA Annual Report resource and to engage with a refugee community panel whose members highlight refugee economic contributions, educational achievements, and civic participation.

Georgia’s economy is growing, and refugees play a large role in that growth. The refugee program in Georgia builds on our collective history of creating welcoming communities for all people and Georgia’s history as the birthplace of the Civil Rights movement. The CRSA seeks to showcase the contributions and successes of the refugee community here in Georgia.

The 2016 Annual Report is a compilation of facts about refugees and immigrants from the 14 member agencies and highlights the partnerships with communities, businesses, and neighbors across Georgia. In addition to a presentation by CRSA Chair Frances McBrayer, a refugee community panel will share their experiences as a refugee healthcare professional (Heval Mohamed Kelli), a business manager (Kareem Ahmed), an awarded student (Med Sod Paw), and a proud new American voter here in Georgia (Beena Dhal).

Please RSVP with by Friday, February 10, 2017. Refreshments will be served.

The Coalition of Refugee Service Agencies is a coalition of fourteen local refugee and immigrant service organizations. Our mission is: “To engage a broad coalition to highlight the cultural, social and economic contributions of refugees and immigrants in Georgia.”