New Neighbors Speakers Bureau


The New Neighbors Speakers Bureau creates meaningful opportunities for local community organizations and refugees, immigrants, and asylum-seekers to join together in storytelling and dialogue. The New Neighbors Speakers Bureau:

  • Centers voices of former and current refugees, immigrants, and asylum seekers as they share their own experiences and expertise
  • Cultivates trauma-informed storytelling practices in public speaking and outreach through a formalized network of speakers who are fairly compensated
  • Contributes underrepresented narratives to communities in and beyond south-central PA while building connection and collaboration
  • Celebrates diverse voices and the role storytelling can play in building informed and nuanced understanding of important issues
Together we are building stronger and more diverse communities.

Request a Speaker

| Our Speakers

Ahmed Ahmed
Amer Al Fayadh
Hagir Elsheikh
Hasan Qurbani
Claudia Rojas
Dr. Festus Odubo
Sami Subedi
Christine Titih
Apsara Uprety

|Request a Speaker

The New Neighbors Speakers Bureau was founded in 2021 and launched in 2022 through funding and support from the Lancaster County Community Foundation and CWS Lancaster. NNSB participants are available to speak with local businesses, schools, community organizations, faith groups and other special events.

Special thanks to the Colorado Refugee Speakers Bureau for lending their expertise to assist us in drafting this request form.