With an upcoming conference on immigration issues this Saturday, the city of Reykjavík has announced that great interest has been shown in a proposed ‘multicultural committee”, and 19 candidates have stepped forward for a seat.
As reported last week, city hall is asking for input from the city’s immigrant residents by inviting them to an open meeting this Saturday. However, this meeting will also host elections to a five-person Multicultural Committee (along with two alternates), which will serve in an advisory capacity to the city’s Human Rights Committee on immigration issues.
The 19 candidates are as follows:
Akeem-Cujo Oppong (Ghana), Alexander Witek Bogdanski (Poland), Angelique Kelley (USA), Ania Katarzyna Wozniczka (Poland), Anna Filinska (Poland), Fitore Berisha (Kosovo), Flóra Vuong Nu Dong (Vietnam), Irma Matchavariani (Georgia), Joanna Ewa Dominiczak (Poland), Juan Camilo Román Estrada (Colombia), Katelin Marit Parsons (Canada), Kinga Monika Jankowska (Poland), Nedelina Stoyanova Ivanova (Bulgaria), Raúl Sáenz (Mexico), Rossie Sepulaveda Maillard (Chile), Salmann Tamimi (Palestine), Shuhui Wang (China), Toshiki Toma (Japan), Vaida Karinauskaite (Lithuania).
The meeting, entitled “Let’s Talk!”, will take place at the Reykjavík City Theatre (also known as Borgarleikhús) on Saturday, 6 November, from 10:00 until 14:00. Doors will open at 9:15. All foreigners living in Reykjavík who are 18 years of age or older are welcome.
The Grapevine encourages all qualified readers who can attend to attend and take part.
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