Migwe Kimemia, Program Director of AFSC's Economic Justice Program in Dayton, will participate on the Welcome Dayton Panel to be held on Tuesday, January 14 at 11:30AM to 1:30PM at the Student Leadership Center in Building 8 Lower Level, Sinclair Community College, Datyon.
As Congress continues to stall on immigration reform, one city in Ohio is plotting a new course for growth.
The Welcome Dayton Plan to promote the full integration of immigrants continues to garner national attention. Migwe Kimemia, who directs AFSC's Economic and Immigrant Justice Program in Dayton, is a key contributer to the plan's development.
Migwe Kimemia, AFSC Economic Justice Program Director in Dayton, Ohio says that Tom Walhrab will be one of ten individuals honored by the White House on September 19. "Tom was the former Executive Director of the Dayton Human Relations Council that spearheaded the Welcome Dayton Initiative," Migwe says.
The press release from the White House follows:
White House Recognizes Welcoming America Champions of Change
Award showcases city’s planning, partnership with immigrant allies
PHILADELPHIA (July 1, 2013) - The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) congratulates Dayton, OH on its “Outstanding Achievement” award recognizing its Welcome Dayton immigrant friendly city initiative. The U.S. Conference of Mayors recognizes mayoral leadership in developing and implementing programs that improve the quality of life in America’s cities.
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