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Seydi Sarr, founder, African Bureau of Immigration and Social Affairs (ABISA)

"What does Immigrant Heritage Month mean to me?"

We kick off this month celebrating immigrants. I want to take a moment and acknowledge the value and bravery of the men and women that packed their hopes, picked up pieces of their life, tucked away their emotions and doubts to venture towards unknown spaces. We spend most of our days in hotels backroom, restaurants kitchen, universities amphitheaters, board rooms, and congress hall know our faces. Last year we remained on the frontlines battling covid19. We are immigrants. I am Seydi Sarr, from Senegal "Le pays de la Teranga" (The Welcoming Land), Detroit resident and founder of ABISA ( African Bureau of Immigration and Social Affairs).