James and Deborah Fallows are writers who have a recurring column in the Atlantic. Their column led to the book "Our Towns," which featured Erie as the closing chapter. After being published, the Fallows created a documentary for HBO of the same title. This all led to them creating the Our Towns Civic Foundation.
For World Refugee Day, Erie Arts & Culture updated our flyer of businesses in Erie owned by individuals who came to the US and Erie as refugees. We also partnered with MenajErie Studio to highlight three refugee-owned food markets in the City of Erie. For the past two years, we've worked diligently to promote cultural diversity and raise awareness of food options in the urban core by promoting these markets.
Our efforts were published yesterday on the OTCF website! We encourage you to read the article penned by Erie's Ben Speggen.
View our Refugee-Owned Business Directory here: