Immigrants and refugees make Lincoln more culturally diverse, economically robust, and internationally connected. Our community is among a very few across the United States that is known for encouraging and promoting immigrant and refugee integration and fostering their civic engagement. Our State leads the country in helping resettle the number of refugees per 100,000 residents. In fact, we’re nearly triple the national average. We’ll take a deep dive into Lincoln and Nebraska’s refugee resettlement process.
- Khamisa Abdalla--Asian Community and Cultural Center, Women's Program Manager
- Zainab Al-Baaj--Good Neighbor Center, MENA Hope Coordinator (Middle East North Africa)
- Karen Parde--State of Nebraska, Refugee Program Coordinator
- Mindy Rush Chipman--City of Lincoln, Equity and Diversity Officer, Director-Lincoln Commission on Human Rights
- Moderator: Katie Hile--Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska, Regional Director of Social Services
11:30am Lunch and Gathering
There is no fee for Admission
$10.00 for Leadership Lincoln to provide your lunch
Community Action Partnership
The building is on the west side of the Harris Overpass (just to the west of downtown on O St. on the north-side of the street. There is a parking lot in front of the building and additional parking in back (on the north-side of the building) as needed.