The Coalition of Refugee Service Agencies (CRSA) invites you to join us for the sixth annual New Americans Celebration
Thursday, February 14, 2019
7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
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 300 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.
Check In and Training:
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.
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 "Register Here".
Wear Your "Georgia ❤'s Refugees" Shirt!
Shirts are $25.00 and all proceeds go to the Coalition for Refugee Service Agencies. Order now and have the shirt delivered or available for pick-up the morning of the event.
Shirts will also be available for purchase the day of the event; however, for a guaranteed range of size options, we encourage you to purchase your shirts ahead of time.
MARTA is the best transit option for Atlanta residents. Take the east/west rapid rail line to Georgia State Station. Exit the station onto Piedmont Avenue. Turn LEFT and walk two blocks to Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. Go just past the Capitol to the Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 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.
Civic Engagement Manager
New American Pathways
404-299-6099 ext. 268
Join the Conversation:
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!
Be sure to follow us on FACEBOOK and on TWITTER to see all the wonderful stories.
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.