The Opportunity of an Open Door
Photo: Joseph McBrayer
This month’s featured thought leader is Zinah, a former refugee from Iraq and soon-to-be new American citizen. She shared her story and her gratitude through the following speech during the New Americans Celebration hosted by the Coalition for Refugee Service Agencies (CRSA) on Valentine’s Day.
Bombs are not unusual in Baghdad, but this one sounded close. Too close.
I took a deep breath to calm my pounding heart and climbed out of bed. I checked on my siblings — they ... Read more >
New Americans Celebration 2019: A Valentine for Georgia
If you were one of over 300 people who made their way to the state capitol on February 14, we hope you left full of hope and inspiration.
The New Americans Celebration event, hosted by the Coalition of Refugee Service Agencies (CRSA), is the annual day of education and outreach for refugees, immigrants and Georgia community members who support them. Every year we welcome hundreds of volunteers to the Georgia State Capitol to engage with legislators and share why refugees and ... Read more >