Official Launch of Welcoming Michigan!

May 2012, Detroit Riverfront - On May 7th we celebrated the official launch of Welcoming Michigan with all our friends and supporters on the Detroit riverfront. Despite the rainy weather we had a great turnout and fantastic speakers, including U.S. Congressman Hansen Clarke, State Representative Rashida Tlaib, Shirley R. Stancato, President and CEO of New Detroit, and Steve Tobocman, Director of Global Detroit. We announced our brand new website, shared our new posters and outreach materials, and everyone present also pledged to reach out their hand and welcome immigrants to Michigan. Be sure to take the welcoming pledge if you haven’t already! Please see local media coverage below:

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/05/07/new-initiative-promotes-welcoming-attitude-toward- immigrants/

http://immigrationimpact.com/2012/05/18/michigan-pushes-plan-to-welcome-immigrants-and- their-revitalizing-power-to-state/

http://www.arabamericannews.com/news/index.php?mod=article&cat=Community&article=5587

http://michiganradio.org/term/welcoming-michigan