Congratulations to “Dresden – Place to Be,” winner of Citizen’s Prize for commitment to creating a welcoming culture in Dresden for immigrants and refugees

Congratulations to chairwoman Elisabeth Ehninger and the entire association of “Dresden – Place to Be“, honored yesterday by the German Press with the 6th annual Citizen of the Year prize. “Dresden – Place to Be” is an organization committed to creating an open and welcoming culture in our city for all immigrants and refugees. MPI-CBG Directors Tony Hyman and Kai Simons are both founding members of the organization.

In January of this year, “Dresden – Place to Be” organized the Dresden “Open and Colorful” concert to signal to the world that most citizens of Dresden felt differently about immigrants than those marching with Pegida. This was just the first of many events to promote openness, tolerance, and internationality in Dresden. The next major event will be the Run and Roll fundraiser to provide better medical care for refugees in and around Dresden.

Congratulations again to “Dresden – Place to Be,” and thank you for your commitment to making our city a welcoming and supportive place for all.

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