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Assist. Sec. Ellen Sauerbrey To Visit Louisvillle


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Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC

Assistant Secretary Ellen R. Sauerbrey Traveling to Louisville, Kentucky

Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Ellen R. Sauerbrey will visit Louisville, Kentucky December 4-5 to participate in a series of public events organized by the World Affairs Council of Kentucky/Southern Indiana and Kentucky Refugee Ministries.

Assistant Secretary Sauerbrey will meet with newly resettled refugees and with officials of the city's resettlement offices: Kentucky Refugee Ministries and Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Services. Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Inc. is the refugee resettlement office in the state of Kentucky for two national church-based programs: The Episcopal Migration Ministries and Church World Service. Catholic Charities is an affiliate of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

In the last 12 months, Louisville has welcomed approximately 637 refugees from some 18 different countries, including Iraq.

During her official visit, Assistant Secretary Sauerbrey also will meet Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson, speak to students and faculty at Bellarmine University and be a guest speaker at a public event hosted by the World Affairs Council of Kentucky/Southern Indiana on Wednesday, December 5 at 12:15 at the Marriott Hotel. The topic will be "Refugee Assistance: an American Imperative."

The point of contact for these events is Ben Jones, Executive Director of the World Affairs Council in Louisville.

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Released on December 3, 2007

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