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Meet the #WomenOfWelcoming

Amy Eusebio (Philadelphia, PA) Amy Eusebio is the Executive Director of the City of Philadelphia Office of Immigrant Affairs. A proud first-generation American, Afro-Latina, and daughter of Dominican immigrants, Amy has been a warrior for welcoming in the City of Brotherly Love. Dr. Gail R. Christopher Speaker, social change agent, healer, and public health expert, Dr….

Government and Community Leadership
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A gap in the system: creating more inclusive emergency management practices

Hurricane Katrina, the Flint, MI water crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic. These are just a few examples of events that disproportionately impacted minority and marginalized communities. Inequality in emergency management doesn’t end there, disasters have been shown to increase inequality long after the storm has passed or the environmental contamination has been addressed. Creating an inclusive infrastructure and…

Equitable Access
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Vaccine hesitancy in immigrant communities: Your questions answered

On February 17, we hosted a webinar titled “Overcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Immigrant Communities” with experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mayo Clinic, local governments, and more. Due to the overwhelming interest in this topic, we’ve compiled the questions submitted by webinar attendees that were not answered in the Q&A portion,…

Equitable Access
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From Syria to Idaho to California: Reflections from a virtual cooking class

By George Zavala, Western Regional Manager, Welcoming America Since September, the Idaho Office for Refugees, a Welcoming Network member, has offered cross-culinary kits and virtual cooking classes as part of a six-month series led by Boise residents with refugee and immigrant backgrounds. I was lucky enough to attend a class taught by Shadi Ismail, a…

Connected Communities, Refugees, Stories of Impact
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A Play-By-Play: Global Detroit’s 2020 Election Sprint

Election rules can be hard, but helping our communities vote can be easy and our efforts have never been more needed. Policies important to immigrant and refugee communities will be impacted by the 2020 elections across America and here in Michigan. With the stakes high, the COVID-19 pandemic has diminished the bench of poll workers…

Economic Development
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Resilient Responders: Engaging immigrant leaders, sharing facts through videos in Ohio

As the pandemic began escalating in early 2020, the Welcoming Network mobilized in communities from Vermont to Texas to meet the pressing and often overlooked needs of immigrant and refugee communities. Through our Resilient Rapid Response Initiative, see how our members rose to the occasion and responded to community needs in this “Resilient Responders” blog…

Stories of Impact
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Mobilizing immigrant mothers in Georgia to sew masks, spread facts

As the pandemic began escalating in early 2020, the Welcoming Network mobilized in communities from Vermont to Texas to meet the pressing and often overlooked needs of immigrant and refugee communities. Through our Resilient Rapid Response Initiative, see how our members rose to the occasion and responded to community needs in this “Resilient Responders” blog…

Stories of Impact
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Resilient Responders: Changing the language access game in Tennessee

As the pandemic began escalating in early 2020, the Welcoming Network mobilized in communities from Vermont to Texas to meet the pressing and often overlooked needs of immigrant and refugee communities. Through our Resilient Rapid Response Initiative, see how our members rose to the occasion and responded to community needs in this “Resilient Responders” blog…

Stories of Impact
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Resilient Responders: Making COVID-19 information, transit updates more accessible in St. Louis

As the pandemic began escalating in early 2020, the Welcoming Network mobilized in communities from Vermont to Texas to meet the pressing and often overlooked needs of immigrant and refugee communities. Through our Resilient Rapid Response Initiative, see how our members rose to the occasion and responded to community needs in this “Resilient Responders” blog…

Stories of Impact
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Strengthening connections, financial access in Vermont through COVID-19

As the pandemic began escalating in early 2020, the Welcoming Network mobilized in communities from Vermont to Texas to meet the pressing and often overlooked needs of immigrant and refugee communities. Through our Resilient Rapid Response Initiative, see how our members rose to the occasion and responded to community needs in this “Resilient Responders” blog…

Stories of Impact
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