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Welcoming Atlanta Celebrates #immigrantheritagemonth with Rugby ATL

Welcoming Atlanta Celebrates #immigrantheritagemonth with Rugby ATL

June is #immigrantheritagemonth and the Mayor’s Office of International and Immigrant Affairs – Welcoming Atlanta partnered with Rugby ATL to highlight Atlanta’s professional athletes from different parts of the world, learn about what #ihm means to them and celebrate their contributions to the Atlanta sports scene. Thank you to Rugby ATL for celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month with us! Amanda Windsor White, President | Home: Canada 🇨🇦 Josh Le, VP of External Relations & Corporate Strategy Tiaan Erasmus, Hooker | Home: South Africa 🇿🇦 Wikus Groenewald, Prop | Home: South Africa 🇿🇦 Matt Heaton, Openside Flanker | Home: Canada 🇨🇦 Te Rangatira Waitokia, Wing/Fullback | Home: New Zealand 🇳🇿 #ImmigrantHeritageMonth #ihm -- "From the World to the A: Coffee with Legends" is a platform of dialogue with Atlanta's international figures - athletes, diplomats, journalists, historians, business, and civic leaders - as they discuss the city's role in their careers and their experiences in the capital of Georgia. The platform highlights the Atlanta Mayor’s Office of International and Immigrant Affairs – Welcoming Atlanta’s Sports Diplomacy portfolio, which aims to elevate the City of Atlanta as an international sports hub through community engagement, sports exchanges, and economic development. To learn more about Sports Diplomacy, please visit --- Learn more: Mayor’s Office of International & Immigrant Affairs – Welcoming Atlanta: | Rugby ATL Official Website: Follow Us on Social Media: Mayor’s Office of International & Immigrant Affairs – Welcoming Atlanta Twitter: @ATLIntlAffairs, @WelcomingATL Instagram: @atlintlaffairs, @welcomingatlanta LinkedIn: Mayor’s Office of International & Immigrant Affairs – Welcoming Atlanta Facebook: @welcomingatl Rugby ATL Twitter: @RugbyATL Instagram: @rugbyatl Facebook: @Rugby_ATL TikTok: @rugbyatl YouTube: @rugbyatl6659 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 🎵 Track Info: Title: Nothing by Damtaro Genre and Mood: Hype, Electronic, Action, Future Bass, Workout Music from --- 🎧 Available on: Free Download ✓
39th Annual International Consular Ball "Lights, Camera, Action: Atlanta Showtime!"

39th Annual International Consular Ball "Lights, Camera, Action: Atlanta Showtime!"

The 39th Annual International Consular Ball "Lights, Camera, Action: Atlanta Showtime" presented by the Georgia Council for International Visitors (GCIV) and Chaired by Vanessa Ibarra, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of International and Immigrant Affairs for the City of Atlanta, was the premier event that brought together the international and diplomatic communities in the City of Atlanta. #ICB2022 brought together not only the diplomatic community, but corporations, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, trade offices, chambers of commerce, and government representatives on a local, regional, and state level under one roof and at a brand new location, Flourish Atlanta. This event celebrated the many achievements of these various groups and acted as a catalyst for future endeavors. Special thank you to our speakers Mayor Andre Dickens, keynote speaker Frank Patterson of Trilith Studios, Amb. Charles Rivkin of Motion Picture Association, MC Jorge Estevez of WSB-TV Channel 2, Amb. Javier Diaz de Leon, Consul General of Mexico and Dean of the Georgia Consular Corps, Abby Turano of Georgia Department of Economic Development, Nico Wijnberg of the State of Georgia & GDEcD, Mar Anderson of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Rickey Bevington of World Affairs Council of Atlanta, & late night MC Dr. Rashad Richey of Rolling Out. Another special thank you to all of our performers - Atlanta Drum Academy, Atlanta Irish Dance, Melissa Youngblood, Dance Canvas, and Lunar Krew, our musical talents - the Ojeda Penn Experience & DJ Salah Ananse - and the many volunteers and sponsors for making it an unforgettable evening. We truly brought #theWorldtotheA! Follow the link to view the #ICB2022 photo gallery, Photo + Video Credit: Juxt Media (thank you!)


Below you will find the latest publications from our office, ranging on a variety of topics including Consular Corps member highlights, event reports, sister city spotlights, and more. 

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Atlanta Through Egyptian Eyes

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Atlanta and Nuremberg Celebrate 25 Years as Sister Cities with Cultural Exchange

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Reflecting on Atlanta's Historic Trade Mission to Colombia

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Pride Month 2020 Exclusive:

Honoring Ard van der Vorst,

Consul General for the Kingdom of

the Netherlands in Atlanta

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Sister City Diplomacy and COVID-19: Looking Ahead to the New Normal:

Sister city partners share the impact and challenges of navigating the COVID-19 pandemic

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Doing Business in a Digital Marketplace:

Discussion with subject matter experts on the importance of the digital economy in the time of COVID-19

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Celebrating Atlanta's Sister Cities:

Toulouse, France

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Women's History Month Exclusive:

Highlighting women exporters based in Atlanta, their impact on the economy, and how they are managing the COVID-19 pandemic

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Celebrating Atlanta's Sister Cities:

Nuremberg, Germany

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Atlanta as a Platform of Change Across the Globe: 

Celebrating the Lives and Legacies of Rep. John Lewis, C.T. Vivian, George Novak, and Larry Healy


Celebrating Atlanta's Sister Cities:

Ra'anana, Israel

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Celebrating Atlanta's Sister Cities:

Newcastle, England

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Celebrating Atlanta's Sister Cities:

Taipei City, Republic of China (Taiwan)

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Celebrating Atlanta's Sister Cities:

Bucharest, Romania

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Celebrating Atlanta's Sister Cities:

Daegu, South Korea


2021 City of Atlanta Protocol Manual

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Celebrating Atlanta's Sister Cities:

Fukuoka, Japan

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Exclusive: Marietta Murton

Annual Reviews

annual reports

Our office releases an annual report covering highlights for the previous year. Click below to learn more about our office's efforts over the years.





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