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In July 2013, AFSC's Midwest Regional Executive Committee and several senior AFSC staff traveled to Dayton, Ohio to learn more about AFSC's work in promoting the Welcome Dayton Plan and supporting the Harambee Coffee Roasters Cooperative.

In this three-minute video, Jackson Nsilulu describes the reasons for the cooperative and the values which support it.

"I want to thank you for your gracious and generous hospitality and support during my visit," said Hector Cortez, AFSC's new Deputy General Secretary, to Migwe Kimemia, who directs AFSC's work in Dayton. "I must tell you that I was very impressed with the incredible ministry you and other leaders have accomplished with the African Refugee work."

"The quality and depth of leaders who were around the table are a testament to your ability to bring a broad range of leaders from Dayton with the sole purpose of welcoming new refugees and making them a part of the community," Hector said. "Please know that I am a supporter and advocate of your work."

To view more photos of AFSC's meetings with civic, community, youth and refugee leaders in Dayton, click here.

Author: 
Jon Krieg