Christine Sauvé coordinates activities in southeast Michigan for the Welcoming Michigan project, a statewide grassroots immigrant integration initiative of the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center. Through dialogue, shared meals, and other opportunities for cross-cultural learning, the project aims to foster mutual respect and understanding among U.S. and foreign-born residents. Since launching in 2012, Christine has helped Welcoming Michigan create connections between neighbors at over 50 events with over 2,000 attendees. Christine received her MSW from the University of Michigan School of Social Work and is a multicultural community organizer dedicated to creating social change in metro Detroit. In 2012 she received a Diversity Distinction Award from the City of Sterling Heights, MI and previously served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mauritania and Senegal in West Africa.