October 21, 2011
National Immigrant Integration Conference
Seattle will host the largest ever conference on immigrant integration next week with over 600 people coming from 38 states, more than 190 presenters, over 50 sessions, and several special events.
OneAmerica and the National Partnership for New Americans, together with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, are bringing the National Immigrant Integration Conference (NIIC 2011) to Seattle from Oct. 24-26.
NIIC 2011 will feature an incdredibly diverse group participants from across the country and abroad, including representatives of immigration organizations, faith, labor, U.S. government, service organizations, elected officials, and more. Executives from 8 of the 9 national refugee resettlement agencies will be attending as well.
Visuals for Television & Photography
Two key events will provide great visuals for TV and photography:
A Naturalization Ceremony, presided over by Director Alejandro Mayorkas, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, followed by an Opening Reception where new citizens will join NIIC participants and celebrate with music by Shumba Marimba
For more information or to get media credentials for free access to all of NIIC 2011, contact Charlie McAteer, OneAmerica Communications Director, 206-452-8402, firstname.lastname@example.org
OneAmerica, formerly Hate Free Zone, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that advances the fundamental principles of democracy and justice by building power within immigrant communities.