On Tuesday, December 10, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will hold a naturalization ceremony for 39 local immigrants in cooperation with the Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) to celebrate Human Rights Day. The new citizens come from 18 nations, many of them arriving as refugees.

Attending the ceremony will be Magdaleno M. Rose-Avila, Director of the Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs; Mahnaz Kourourian Eshetu, New Executive Director of ReWA; and TseringYuthok, Former Sister Cities Coordinator for the Seattle Office of Intergovernmental Relations.

The U.N. General Assembly proclaimed December 10 as Human Rights Day in 1950. The day honors the general assembly’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human rights in 1948. Traditionally, the day features political conferences, and cultural events, and is celebrated worldwide.

ReWA is a non-profit, multi-ethnic organization that promotes inclusion, independence, personal leadership, and strong communities by providing refugee and immigrant women and their families with culturally and linguistically appropriate services including naturalization services.

Human Rights Day Naturalization Ceremony
Tuesday, December 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Rainier Community Center
4600 38th Ave. S
Seattle, WA 98188


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