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September 20, 2023

5:30pm – 8:30pm

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Heritage Hills Resort | Windows Ballroom

2700 Mount Rose Ave.

York, PA 17402

Event Details

5:30PM  – 6:30PM

Networking + Hors d’oeuvres

6:30PM  – 8:30PM

Formal Program

Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center (PIRC) is honored to host our 10th Annual Light of Liberty Awards Reception to recognize the many individuals who create a better future for immigrants in our communities.


Join us to honor our incredible community members and hear the inspiring stories of how they are making a difference for immigrants throughout Pennsylvania. Come for networking, celebration, and a chance to hear from Keynote Speaker Secretary Akbar Hossain, who will share his experiences with issues impacting immigrants in our state.  


PIRC’s vision is that vulnerable immigrants and their families have a voice, dignity and hope in communities across Pennsylvania. This evening is dedicated to recognizing people like you who make this possible.  


Akbar Hossain

Akbar Hossain currently serves as the Secretary of Policy and Planning for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Prior to his appointment to Governor Josh Shapiro’s cabinet, Secretary Hossain served as the Executive Director of the Shapiro-Davis Transition and as Policy Director on the Shapiro for Pennsylvania gubernatorial campaign. 


Previously, he was a white collar government investigations attorney at Morgan Lewis and served as a law clerk at the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He has been recognized nationally as a Harry S. Truman Scholar and as a recipient of the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship. His work has been featured on CNN, NPR, Huffington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, and many other media outlets. Secretary Hossain has a Bachelor’s Degree from Franklin & Marshall College and a Juris Doctor from University of Pennsylvania Law School.


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