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Diaspora in Dialogue: Demographics, Policy and ConneXions

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Location: 
First St NE, Washington, DC 20515
Building: 
US Capitol Visitor Center
Room: 
Congressional Meeting Room South
Details: 
Hosted by: The Congressional African Staff Association (CASA) & The Mayor's Office on African Affairs (MOAA)
 
You Are Cordially Invited to Celebrate
African Heritage Month
Panel Discussion: Diaspora in Dialogue: Demographics, Policy and ConneXions
 
African born residents are the fastest growing immigrant group in the U.S. and number over 1.6 million, according the latest Census report. While African immigrants contribute significantly to the socio-economic and cultural vitality of the United States, little data is available and research targeting the African community is lacking. Recently, the Mayor’s Office on African Affairs and George Mason University Center for Immigrant Research launched a joint demographic research survey to capture data from the African community which will provide much needed data to inform policy discussion and direction for various stakeholders.
 
In commemoration of African Heritage Month (September), the Congressional African Staff Association and the DC Mayor’s Office of African Affairs will convene a discussion themed Diaspora in Dialogue: Demographics, Policy and ConneXions, to provide an overview of research data findings pertaining to the African community, provide policy implications, and make recommendations.
 
PROGRAM
Introductory Remarks:
Diana Konaté | President, Congressional African Staff Association
Mamadou Samba | Executive Director, D.C. Mayor’s Office on African Affairs
 
Report Overview:
Justin Lowry, PhD | Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Immigration Research, George Mason University
 
Panelists:
James Witte, PhD | Director, Institute for Immigration Research, George Mason University
Daniel Koroma | African Community Outreach Manager, Montgomery County
Lydia Nylander | Commissioner, D.C. Commission on Office on African Affairs
 
Moderator:
Msia Clark, PhD | Assistant Professor of African Studies at Howard University
 
Space is limited, Arrive at least 30 minutes before start of program.