In August 2011 UNHCR hosted the first Refugee Congress in Washington D.C. The Congress included one resettled refugee from every state and several high-profile refugees. I strategically implemented a local and national media relations campaign and secured media for South Sudanese supermodel Alek Wek. We were able to secure over 35 articles and broadcast pieces. Following a one-day workshop, the Refugee Congress delegates spent a day on the Hill advocating with their members and staffers on refugee issues. The Refugee Congress was an opportunity for the local office to support refugee delegates in becoming involved in the political process that affects them.
Additionally, I wrote and produced a short documentary featuring one resettled refugee from the last six decades. This video has since been used multiple times including for fundraising purposes.