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۲۹ آذر ۱۴۰۱،‏ ۱۷:۰۰ – ۱۹:۰۰
321 S 1st St, Bismarck, ND 58504, USA

The Culture ND Summit is a one day educational celebration highlighting cultural and international diversity discussions and best practices on providing a welcoming community for New Americans in ND through education, entertainment, and food.  This event is hosted by Bismarck Global Neighbors, a local non-profit as well as the surrounding community. Cultural groups & businesses from the community are encouraged to participate in this first time annual cultural summit in Bismarck, ND.


Culture ND Summit:  Building Bridges

Communities, Churches, & the Workforce coming together to welcome New Americans to North Dakota.


October 24, 2022

10 am to 3 pm

Gateway Fashion Mall:  Sears Building (North Entrance)


10:00 am:  Welcome:  An introduction and update of New Americans in Bismarck/Mandan and surrounding communities.

10:10 am:  Keynote Speaker: Pastor Eric Costanzo : Churches, Nonprofits, & Community Collaborations in

10:40 am:  Refugee perspective: Congolese Stanford ER nurse thoughts on Diversity in the Workforce:  Joy Giciro

11:00 am:  Break

11:10 am:  Diversity in the Local Community: Roundtable Discussions

11:40 am:  Immigrant perspective: From the Coffee Fields in Honduras to Pro Cyclist to serving immigrants in North Dakota:  Jairo Ramos Lagos

12:00 pm:  Lunch Break:  Cloverdale/Puerto Rican food (Angelica), Deserts by Irma

Music by:  La Siempra, Colombian Band

1:00 pm:   Keynote Speaker:   Christy Staats:  National Immigration Forum and Evangelical Immigration Table work

1:30 pm:   Diversity Discussions Panel:

            Moderator:  Julie N Ramos Lagos, Bismarck Global Neighbors  

                              Executive Director

                  -Holly Triska Dally, Refugee State Coordinator

                  -Geraldine Ambe- Humanitarian of the Year

                  -Megan Laudenschlager- Strengthen ND Executive Director

                   -Bobby Grey Eagle, Native American Representative

2:15 pm:  Ice Cream Social… Root Bear Floats, Visit with Vendors that collaborate or support New and Native American communities.

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