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REACH Edmonton's AGM & Showcase Celebration

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Central Lions Recreation Centre

11113 113 Street Northwest

Edmonton, AB T5G 0E9

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REACH Edmonton's Annual General Meeting & 7th Anniversary Showcase

With policies affecting immigration and refugees in Canada dominating headlines over the past 18 months, REACH has decided to focus on this issue through a local lens by taking a look at the challenges and successes arising from Edmonton’s newcomer communities.

This year’s theme is Diversity is our Strength: Stories of Challenge and Triumph. Judy Piercey and Ian Stewart of Pen and Lens Communications will be presenting the keynote address, followed by a panel discussion about the immigrant and refugee experience in Edmonton. Panelists will include Judy Piercey, Joseph Luri, Mohammed Ayyash and Arlene Morales.

Judy and Ian spent three months capturing the work of the REACH Immigrant & Refugee Initiative (RIRI) cultural navigators, exploring the intersections of money, gender roles, communication and LGBTQ issues in immigrant and refugee communities. Along the way, they discovered an inspiring story of innovative community leadership, which they tell through pictures and words. They will share the stories they heard while shedding light on the specific challenges facing new arrivals to Canada in Edmonton.

Healthier families make safer communities, which is why the REACH Immigrant & Refugee (RIRI) cultural navigators work to help create community-based support networks to assist with the challenges associated with settling into a new country. REACH works with a variety of different ethno-cultural groups (especially through RIRI) including Eritrean, Filipino, French African, Middle Eastern, Oromo, Somali, Sudanese and LGBTQ+ persons.

This evening is an opportunity for Edmontonians to come together to explore how we can create a brighter future that is inclusive for all.

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  • 4:30 p.m. - Dinner
  • 5 p.m. - Annual General Meeting
  • 6 p.m. - Showcase Celebration - Diversity is our Strength: Stories of Challenge and Triumph

Dress Attire: Business Casual

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