Intercultural Reception at Michigan State Capitol


The event provided the opportunity for the diverse ethnic, cultural and religious communities to come together with the elected officials to cultivate friendship, celebrate diversity, strengthen dialog and deepen intercultural awareness. Senator Gretchen Whitmer, Representatives Ed Clemente and  Tom Pearce welcomed the guests on behalf of the hosting committee, which was comprised of twenty legislators, and emphasized the importance of intercultural and interfaith dialog and pointed out Niagara Foundation’s contributions to that.This event was co-sponsored by the Turkish American Society of Michigan.

More than 150 guests enjoyed the Mediterranean lunch served and engaged in conversations with each other. This event provided an opportunity to talk about how we all can cooperate to better our community.

April 27

Michigan State Capitol Building

Host Committee:
Senator Jason Allen (R) – Majority Caucus Whip
Representative Kathy Angerer (D) – Majority Floor Leader
Senator Jim Barcia (D)
Representative Tim Bledsoe (D)
Representative Lisa Brown (D)
Representative Pam Byrnes (D) – Speaker Pro Tempore
Senator Irma Clark-Coleman (D)
Representative Ed Clemente (D)
Representative Kevin A. Elsenheimer (R) – Minority Leader
Representative Doug Geiss (D)
Representative Gail Haines (R)
Representative Bert Johnson (D)
Representative Rick Jones (R)
Representative Richard LeBlanc (D)
Representative Gabe Leland (D)
Representative Chuck Moss (R)
Representative Tom Pearce (R)
Representative Dian Slavens (D)
Representative Jon Switalski (D)
Senator Gretchen Whitmer (D)

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