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'Little Arabia' Community in Greater LA Released releases Bilingual Guidebook for Refugees

posted on: Jul 18, 2017

Press release: Arab American Civic Council and Activate Labs

The Refugees Welcome Guidebook, a project by the Arab American Civic Council and Activate Labs, was officially released at the Refugees Welcome Ramadan Iftar dinner on Wednesday, June 21. The event, which was attended by more than 170 people including 28 refugees, took place at Olive Tree Restaurant in Anaheim’s Little Arabia District.

The bilingual guidebook (Arabic/English) seeks to support refugee resettlement by providing a multi-platform (app, website and print) hyper-local guide to support refugee integration in the Greater Los Angeles Area.

Click here to read/listen to Monica Curca, AACC special projects manager and founder/director of Activate Labs, on KPCC’s Take Two, and here for the Los Angeles Times/Daily Pilot article.

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These two young refugees from Iraq were present at the iftar dinner and had a message to America. Watch the video above to hear their message. 

For more information about the Refugees Welcome Guidebook, please visit