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Cleveland looks at attracting refugees to city

Posted: 3:40 PM, Sep 11, 2015
Updated: 2015-09-11 19:40:46Z
Cleveland looks at attracting refugees to city
Cleveland looks at attracting refugees to city
Cleveland looks at attracting refugees to city

Cleveland wants refugees and other immigrants to know they are welcome in the city.

City officials and various local groups are planning a refugee workshop on Thursday to discuss how to make Cleveland more welcoming to those moving from other countries.

Sponsors say about 300 people are expected to attend the half-day event, including public officials, academics, and civic and business leaders. Mayor Frank Jackson is slated to attend.

Backers of the "Open Doors to a Welcoming City" workshop include the Cleveland Foundation, the Community West Foundation, and the Refugee Services Collaborative of Greater Cleveland.