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Posted on: November 17, 2021

The City of Green’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Meeting to Feature Guest Speakers...

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The City of Green’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Meeting to Feature Guest Speakers from the International Welcome Center

GREEN, OH – The City of Green’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee welcomes the community to attend its December 4 meeting featuring guest speakers from the International Welcome Center in Akron. Cindy Byake, a refugee who resettled with her family in Akron in 2019 and Dr. Cary Duckett, executive director of the IWC, will share Cindy’s story and how the IWC assisted her. The presentation begins at 9 a.m. at the Central Administration Building, 1755 Town Park Blvd. All are invited to attend this free event. No reservations required. 

The International Welcome Center (IWC) is a training center for refugees and immigrants who have come to the Akron/Canton area.  Over 10,000 people (mostly from Bhutan, Nepal, and the Democratic Republic of Congo) have settled in our communities and need assistance to become productive citizens.  The IWC assists refuges with legal aid, life skills and transportation. 

The City of Green’s Citizens for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Committee strives to promote, encourage and celebrate a community where all feel welcome and included. Learn more about the committee at www.cityofgreen.org/diversity

Meetings are typically held on the last Saturday of the month at 9 a.m. at the Central Administration Building. Due to the November and December holidays, the November/December meeting is Saturday, December 4. For those who are unable to attend, the presentation will be lived streamed at archives at www.cityofgreen.org/videos

For more information, visit www.cityofgreen.org/diversity

The City of Green, Ohio, founded in 1992, is a prosperous, progressive and promising city with more than 27,475 residents. Approximately 33.5 square-miles, Green is located in southern Summit County. Visit www.cityofgreen.org.

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