Posts tagged United States
AsylumConnect on Capitol Hill

On Thursday, March 8th, 2018, Katie Sgarro, AsylumConnect Co-Founder & President, traveled to Washington, D.C. to represent AsylumConnect on Capitol Hill. In honor of International Women's Day, Katie was invited to be a moderator for a unique panel discussion on female survivors of sexual violence seeking asylum in the U.S. The event, presented by the Refugee Alliance Network and supported by All Souls Church, took place at the Rayburn House Office Building, U.S. House of Representatives on Capitol Hill. 

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Co-Founder Named to Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) Honor Roll

Press releasing announcing AsylumConnect co-founder & president's inclusion on the 2017 Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) "Honor Roll." The Clinton Foundation describes the CGI U Honor Roll as “a roster of extraordinary alumni who over the past decade have made a significant impact through their CGI U Commitments to Action or their careers.”

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Help fund lifesaving resource for LGBTQ asylum seekers in the U.S.

Under the current hostile administration, our ability to point queer asylum seekers towards safe, LGBTQ-friendly resources is more important than ever. We've launched a crowdfunding campaign to take our resource catalog nationwide and we need your help!

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AsylumConnect Selected for the Social Good Hackathon (Hosted by Uber) at the 2017 Lesbians Who Tech + Allies New York Summit! 

Had an awesome time at the Social Good Hackathon (hosted by Uber) at the 2017 Lesbians Who Tech + Allies New York Summit! Excited to report that the volunteer team working on the AsylumConnect-inspired project tied for second place at the hackathon.

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Team Member of the Month: Maikel Nabil Sanad, Advisory Council Member

Maikel is an award-winning campaigner and communication strategist. His political activism earned him nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize and the Reporters Without Borders Netizen Prize. In 2014, Maikel moved to the U.S. to seek asylum after he suffered political persecution in his native Egypt.

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