The Coalition of Refugee Service Agencies (CRSA) invites you to join us for the fifth annual New Americans Celebration
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Training and Education - 7:45 - 10:00 a.m.
Outreach and Advocacy - 10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
While official registration is now closed, we still welcome you as a walk-in guest for tomorrow's celebration! We look forward to seeing you there!
The New Americans Celebration:
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 200 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.
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 Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception at 48 MLK 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.
Outreach and Advocacy:
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!
Guests are asked to please register before arrival. You can register, free of charge, by clicking on "Registration" above.
Join the Conversation:
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!
Be sure to follow us on FACEBOOK and on TWITTER to see all the wonderful stories.
The best transit option for Atlanta residents is to take MARTA to Central Presbyterian or the State Capitol. Take the east/west rapid rail line to Georgia State Station. Exit station onto Piedmont Avenue. Turn LEFT and walk two blocks to Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. If arriving for the morning, you'll go just past the Capitol to the Shrine, which is across the street. . Please be sure to bring a valid I.D.
A detailed parking map for the area can be found HERE.
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.
Stephanie Jackson Ali, Civic Engagement Manager; New American Pathways; 404-299-6099 ext. 268, firstname.lastname@example.org