Within the first few weeks of the new presidential administration, we have experienced many challenges regarding immigration. We know that the recent Executive Orders have impacted our community in very personal ways and we want to offer our support during this time of increased uncertainty and fear.
We have expanded our efforts in outreach and education with both the receiving community and immigrants and refugees who are living in Dayton. Over the past few weeks, we have engaged in a number of community presentations to ensure our newest residents are aware of their civil and constitutional rights and how the Executive Orders on immigration may impact them. Additionally, we are continuing our community-building work to create mutual understanding between long-term residents and new Daytonians. Please check our calendar of events and Facebook page to stay up to date with all of our activities and events.
By working together, we can make sure that our community stands on the better side of history. When we look back 10 or 20 years from now, Daytonians will remember that we weren’t hindered by our fears but that we welcomed diverse new neighbors to join us in building a stronger community.
As Welcome Dayton continues its work of creating a safe and inclusive community for everyone who lives, gathers, works, and plays in the city of Dayton, we also want to ask you to continue to step up and show support. Following are three ways you can join us in working to ensure immigrants and refugees are welcomed and for you to spread the welcoming message:
1. Become a Welcome Dayton Ambassador
2. Host a Voices of the Immigrant Experience
3. Volunteer with one of our Community Partners
Welcome Dayton is here for you. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need of additional support.