United in Song: The Tacoma choir that welcomes refugees with music

TweetSept. 8, 2016 | By Rosemary Ponnekanti It’s not your average choir. Tacoma’s Community House Choir does “Do Re Mi” and Michael Jackson, sings in Arabic and Kurdish and welcomes refugees by singing with them. And director Erin Guinup wants it to inspire others – beginning with citizenship ceremonies for National Welcome Week. 

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We are a Welcoming Community

TweetSeptember 12-20 is National Welcoming Week – an opportunity to highlight the contributions of immigrants to American communities. As Americans, most of us are the descendants of immigrants. Tacoma has joined 56 cities, in over 20 states, to support locally-driven efforts to create more welcoming, immigrant-friendly environments that maximize opportunities for economic growth and cultural…

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