Thursday, November 29, 2018

Refugee's First Thanksgiving at ECDC 2018

The Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) held its annual Thanksgiving dinner for newly-arrived refugees to America.

Score of volunteers from Arlington and ECDC staff served up a festive meal for the immigrants from many quarters of the globe. Attendees were from Afghanistan, Central and South America, East and West Africa, Syria, and other distressed spots around the globe.

It was a particularly poignant event in light of the severe restrictions on asylum that have been put in place by the current US administration.

The event points out the attraction of the Columbia Pike corridor to people coming to our community hoping for a better life, and to the welcoming supportive environment provided here.

Photography by Lara Ajami.

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