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Wednesday, April 10 • 10:00am - 10:45am
Welcome, “New” Virginians: How Immigrants Contribute to a City’s Vitality

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David Bearinger

Director, Grants & Community Programs, Virginia Humanities
David Bearinger is Director of Grants and Community Programs at Virginia Humanities. His work explores the story of Virginia; the history and diverse cultures that have shaped Virginia over four centuries (and for thousands of years prior to European arrival); and the issues that... Read More →

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Seyoum Berhe

State Refugee Coordinator, Virginia Department of Social Services Office of Newcomer Services
Seyoum Berhe is the Virginia State Refugee Coordinator. Before joining the state, he was Director of the Catholic Charities, Migration and Refugee Services, from 2001 to 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Berhe has worked with the Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) and the American... Read More →
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Chris Little

Founder, SingleStone
One of ten children, Chris grew up in Limerick City, Ireland. He first came to the U.S. (and Virginia) in 1983 to visit family and returned three years later on scholarship to attend the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, where he received undergraduate and graduate degrees in... Read More →
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Emma Violand-Sanchez

Chair and Founder, The Dream Project, Inc.
Dr. Emma Violand-Sánchez was a member of the Arlington Public Schools Board from 2008 to 2016. Dr. Violand is an adjunct faculty at Georgetown University since 1998. She retired in 2007 as Supervisor in the Arlington Public Schools, VA. She received her B.S. and M. S. from Radford... Read More →


Wednesday April 10, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Violet Crown: Theater 4 200 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA