Happy Independence Day!
“I dwell on this prospect with every satisfaction which an ardent love for my country can inspire, since there is no truth more thoroughly established than that there exists in the economy and course of nature an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness; between duty and advantage; between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity; since we ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained; and since the preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered, perhaps, as deeply, as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.” – from George Washington’s first inaugural address (1789)
Rochester Community & Technical College
Winona State University – Rochester
Pho Chau Restaurant
Olmsted Medical Center
- Herold Flags
- Caribou Coffee
- Asian Pacific Market
- Dunn Brothers Coffee
- Great Harvest Bread Co.
- Hampton Inn
- Victoria’s Ristorante & Wine Bar
- Rochester Public Library
- El Carambas Mexican Restaurant
Check out the links to all the great Walk Around the World coverage from our local media:
Walk Around the World is an annual event hosted by IMAA in recognition of World Refugee Day. The event raises awareness of the situation of refugees around the world, and celebrates the accomplishments of refugees and immigrants in our community. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public! It features ethnic food and product vendors, agency booths, cultural/educational booths, cultural performances, and fun activities.
Saturday, June 4th
11:00 am – 2:00pm
Rochester Community & Technical College Field House
There will be food vendors from Lazeez, Blue Diamond Indian Restaurant and El Sueno Mexican Restaurant!
The whole family will enjoy fun activities for the kids!
The Rochester Police Department will bring their patrol car, and K-9 officers will be performing a demonstration!
The entertainment will include performances by the Anuak tribe of Ethiopia and South Sudan, the RCTC Drum Ensemble and many folk and classical dances from various cultures around the world!
IMAA thanks the following sponsors of Walk Around the World 2016:
- Rochester Community & Technical College
- Winona State University
- Pho Chau Vietnamese Restaurant
- Olmsted Medical Center
Pictured are: Nisha Kurup – Victim Service Advocate, Jayvie Ramirez – Intern, Ron Buzard – Executive Director, Ponloeu Chim – Associate Director, Tara Nelson – CHW Program Manager, and Brandon Miller – Employment Counselor.
To celebrate its 30th year of “Building Bridges Between Cultures” IMAA was proud to host the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors for Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, September 4th. At the event, IMAA thanked the Chamber for its role in supporting collaboration and partnerships between non-profit and for-profit businesses in our community.
On the evening of September 12th, IMAA will host the Pearl Gala at the International Event Center in Rochester. This fundraiser will be honoring IMAA’s 30th anniversary, and it will include a dinner, a silent auction, and a lot of fun.