Immigrant Voices

Presentation by Aklilu Demessie, Murat Gurer, Nar Pradhan, Kiwi Wongpeng
Over 7% of Cuyahoga County’s population are foreign-born residents, and Lakewood’s population is no exception. Hear from local community members as they share their immigration stories throughout the decades and discuss the challenges and rewards of life in the United States. Joining us will be community members Aklilu Demessie, Murat Gurer, Nar Pradhan and Kiwi Wongpeng. Their nations of origin include Ethiopia, Turkey, Bhutan and Thailand.