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Out & About at ICC-WIN, GALA Language Academy, and Edwin’s Restaurant La Bastille Day

On Saturday morning, July 17th, the offices of Margaret W. Wong & Associates LLC hosted the 13th annual summit of the International Community Council-Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) as part of the Cleveland Foundation’s 2021 Common Ground annual program. ICC-WIN’s mission is “celebrating Cleveland’s multicultural communities through collaboration and cooperation initiatives that promote the prosperity of the region and its diverse people.” On this day, Mr. Kenneth J. Kovach, the President

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British American Chamber of Commerce Cleveland Passport Professionals Networking at Hofbrauhaus Cleveland

After work on Thursday, July 1st, we drove a few blocks down Chester Avenue to Hofbrauhaus Cleveland where we took part in the July networking of Cleveland Passport Professionals, which is the networking initiative of the British American Chamber of Commerce (BACC). Among the people present was, of course, Mr. Don Larson, President of the BACC, who greeted us warmly along with Mr. Michael Farago, Mr. Jim Wilson, and Mr.

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Estonian Independence Day held in the Estonian Garden at the Cleveland Cultural Gardens

On Sunday afternoon, June 27th, we went to a celebration of Estonian Independence Day held in the Estonian Garden at the Cleveland Cultural Gardens commemorating both St. John’s Day (i.e. the birth of John the Baptist) and Victory Day when the Estonians defeated the Germans in 1919. Along these lines, Mr. Toomas Tubalkain spoke for a few minutes regarding Estonian history and battles for independence against Germany and Russia that

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Cleveland Ohio German Cultural Garden Open House June 2021

On Saturday afternoon, June 26th, we attended the German Cultural Garden Open House which was hosted by Mr. Thomas Stromann, President of the German Garden and Cultural Foundation. Upon arrival, all visitors were given a copy of the June/July 2021 edition of a magazine titled “German Life” which featured an article about our Garden. Along the way, we took a tour wherein we were guided by Ms. Leslie Weigand who

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We Attend Dinner Hosting National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) President

On Friday evening, June 25th, we went to the home of our good friend, Ms. Laurel Tombazzi, Founder and Chairperson of the Eastern European Congress of Ohio, in Hinckley Township, and her husband, Frank, to attend a dinner hosting Dr. Cecilia Rokusek, President and CEO of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. As we read in the materials we were given, the mission

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Francis Fungsang speaks at CAMEO June 9 2021

Immigration Attorney Francis Fungsang Speaks at CAMEO Cleveland June 9 2021

On Wednesday evening, June 9th, Mr. Francis Fungsang, partner at Margaret W. Wong & Associates LLC, was the guest speaker at the C.A.M.E.O.* meeting that was held at the ADS Hall on Broadview Road in Cleveland. During his presentation, Mr. Fungsang spoke for a few minutes on recent adjustments/reforms to U.S. immigration proceedings such as the termination of travel bans, the re-installation of DACA, and the recent SCOTUS ruling regarding

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Limbo Movie Poster

A Syrian Refugee on a Scottish Island; “Limbo” Celebrates New Life As We Celebrate Post Pandemic Movie Going

[Please note: The Client’s name and case key details may have been altered to preserve the identity of the client. This Success Story is not intended to be an offer of service or case plan. Every case is unique. The Success Story is presented for information purposes only.] Over the weekend, we saw a very good British film about the refugee experience titled “Limbo” wherein the central character is a

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Cleveland Interreligious Task Force on Central America and CWRU’s 21st Annual Social Justice Teach-In on Zoom

On Saturday, March 27th, we took part in the Interreligious Task Force on Central America (IRTF) and CWRU’s 21st Annual Social Justice Teach-In conducted via zoom for the very first time. Ms. Chrissy Stonebraker-Martinez, Co-Director of IRTF, coordinated the gathering which consisted of three panels and at least two breakout sessions exploring the themes of “how I see myself”; “how I see the world”; and “how the world sees me”

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#StopAsianHate Rally in Cleveland Ohio AsiaTown Sunday March 28 2021

When Ward 7 Cleveland City Councilperson Basheer Jones said, in his remarks, that now is not the time to think about “me” it is time to think about “us” as a community, he perfectly captured the spirit of the “Stop Asian Hate” rally and march that was held in AsiaTown on Sunday, March 28th. The parking lot at the corner of East 32nd Street and Payne Avenue was the locale

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