Raising a Collective Voice:
Newcomers, Partners, and Communities
HOLIDAY INN ARLINGTON • 4610 N. FAIRFAX DRIVE • ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA 22203
ECDC’s annual national conference provides a singularly unique forum that looks at refugee and immigrant issues in the United States with a special focus on African newcomers. The conference is part of ECDC’s public education efforts reflecting our ongoing commitment to create sustained awareness of and support for refugee and immigrant needs locally and globally. These efforts are designed to promote cultural, educational, and socio-economic well-being, and ultimately result in helping newcomers, especially African newcomers, to the United Sates become active and productive members of their communities.