Macomb County Breakfast Of Nations Event Celebrates Migration

Mt. Clemens, MI - The Breakfast of Nations will take place virtually on Thursday, November 12 from 12 - 1 p.m. Led by Welcoming Michigan, this annual event is held in partnership with the Chaldean Community Foundation, Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry, One Macomb, Global Detroit, and Vibe Credit Union.

The event is designed to highlight the diverse backgrounds of residents who have settled in Macomb County and uplift their stories, experiences and contributions to the community.

Welcoming Michigan will highlight the inspiring stories of how four local residents came to settle and build new lives in Macomb County. Before a virtual audience of local business and community leaders, special guest speakers will talk about why their family came to the area, what challenges they encountered, and how they’ve succeeded at becoming a part of the community. For the second year in a row, the event features a student award winner who will share their family migration experience of coming to the United States.

Attendees from local government, community-based organizations and institutions of faith will hear from a panel of featured speakers who will share their personal or family migration stories. For more information about the event, visit:

Special guest speakers:

  • Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel
  • Mayor of Eastpointe, Monique Owens
  • Daniel Moen, CAPA-MI Committee Chair & Owner of Dijuri Media
  • Mehruba Ahktar, IT Business Analyst & Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commissioner
  • High School Student Award Winner, Mouminatou Diop

What: “Breakfast of Nations at Lunchtime” celebrates inspiring migration stories at a virtual gathering of municipal and community leaders from across Macomb County to hear the personal and family migration stories of their neighbors, including how they felt welcomed and their involvement in community affairs.
When: Thursday, November 12 from 12 - 1 p.m.
Where: LIVE via Zoom:
Why: Now more than ever, Michiganders must come together to bridge divides and build community. Michigan is part of a movement of communities across the United States and the world who recognize that immigrants and refugees make our communities stronger economically, socially, and culturally. It is now home to 22 Welcoming Cities & Counties, the most of any state in the country. Macomb County was one of the first Counties in Michigan to join the Welcoming Cities & Counties Network. The Breakfast of Nations at Lunchtime event is an opportunity for Macomb County residents to meet their immigrant neighbors, build personal connections and explore ways to make our communities more welcoming for immigrants, refugees, and all residents.

About Welcoming Michigan
Welcoming Michigan partners with community members and local governments across the state to create more welcoming and inclusive communities for immigrants and refugees. Through dialogue and shared meals, the initiative aims to foster mutual respect and understanding among U.S.-born and foreign-born Michiganders. Welcoming Michigan supports the state’s 22 Welcoming Cities & Counties to build a thriving Michigan where immigrants experience equity and belonging. Since 2012, Welcoming Michigan has held more than 370 community events, reached more than 19,000 Michigan residents, and received recognition from the White House, Arcus Center for Social Justice, and The New York Times. Welcoming Michigan is a project of Global Detroit.  To learn more, visit, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter @Welcoming_MI.

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