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Thursday, May 16 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Lessons in Welcoming from Germany and Other Parts of the International Welcoming Movement

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As the Welcoming movement grows globally, we invite you to learn about innovations from the US-Germany Welcoming Communities Transatlantic Exchange and other international partnerships, what internationalization of the Welcoming network means for all of our members, and what the future holds for Welcoming.

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Ze Xiao

Director, Mayor's Office for New Americans in Salt Lake County
A proud Salt Lake County employee since 2008, Ze’s role is to ensure the economic, social, and civic potentials of Salt Lake County residents with immigrant and refugee background is maximized. By partnering with residents, service providers, and policymakers, the Office for New... Read More →
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Mara Kimmel

Deputy Director of Strategy, Research and Scholarship, Anchorage Museum
Mara Kimmel has a long career in Alaskan public policy focused on rights and justice.  Mara works at the Anchorage Museum as the Deputy Director of Strategy, Scholarship and Research.  She has been on faculty at the Seattle University School of Law, the University of Alaska Anchorage... Read More →
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David Lubell

Founding Director, Welcoming International Initiative
David Lubell is the Founder of Welcoming America, and recently shifted his full-time focus to the organization's international efforts as the Founding Director of the Welcoming International Initiative. He leads this initiative from Berlin, Germany.Welcoming America, established in... Read More →
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Susan Downs-Karkos

Senior Director of External Affairs, Welcoming America
Susan Downs-Karkos is Senior Director of External Affairs at Welcoming America, a national network of local governments and nonprofits working to promote inclusive, economically vibrant communities.  Susan addresses new and emerging needs in the field related to immigrant inclusion... Read More →

Thursday May 16, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Omni William Penn - Room B - Conference Level