The United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-ATL) Atlanta Chapter, in collaboration with Georgia State University's Center for Studies on Africa and Its Diaspora, joined an event addressing the current situation in Ethiopia and the support extended by the Atlanta community.
Tracy Gray, a UNA-ATL Atlanta Chapter Board of Directors member and Vice President of Advocacy, calls for actively fostering positive relationships and support for the Ethiopian community in Metro Atlanta. Gray joined the United Nations call, and their dedication to advocacy and community engagement has played a pivotal role in bridging gaps and assisting refugees and immigrants from Ethiopia.
Atlanta, Georgia, has been at the forefront of addressing the concerns of refugees and immigrants from Ethiopia, exemplifying the city's commitment to inclusivity and humanitarian efforts. The local community, led by Tracy Gray and others, has shown remarkable compassion and support for those affected by the current situation in Ethiopia.
Gelila Assefa Puck, the keynote speaker, an Ethiopian native, and partner/global creative director at The Wolfgang Puck Group of Companies, expressed her admiration for the efforts of Georgia State University's Center for Studies on Africa and Its Diaspora. In particular, she applauds the event, "Ethiopia, Memories of Home: Revolution, Refuge, and Renewal," presented by the center. Ms. Puck emphasizes fostering understanding and awareness about Ethiopia's history, challenges, and resilience.
The event featured an address by a prominent speaker, Dr. Yohannes Gedamu, Senior Lecturer of Political Science Georgia Gwinnett College, featured in the enlightening series, "An Evening With." Attendees had the opportunity to gain insights into the current situation in Ethiopia and how local and global communities can contribute to positive change.
"I am thrilled to support the efforts of Georgia State University and the UNA-USA Atlanta Chapter in raising awareness about the challenges faced by the Ethiopian community," said Gelila Assefa Puck.
The event was meaningful and impactful, bringing together diverse voices to address the Ethiopian community’s challenges and explore avenues for support and collaboration.