On February 10th, New Expression Atlanta will be performing with students from all over the world in the Rotunda of the Georgia State Capitol. The performance is part of a naturalization ceremony hosted by the Coalition of Refugee Service Agencies, and is the finale of a day of advocacy at the capitol, where trained volunteers speak to representatives on behalf of refugees and refugee organizations.
Koralee, one of the student volunteers participating in the event shared about her experience in attending practices for the event.
“You can almost hear the music of diversity everywhere you go. At one point, all the translators were telling the instructions in maybe four different languages, and I thought to myself, ‘Wouldn’t it be incredible if America were like this? A place where people come together to rejoice in the things they have in common, and learn about the things they don’t?’ Clarkston is a place stepping in the right direction, and it has opened me up to wanting more refugees and immigrants to come to this country.”