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A Danbury woman will be among the 19 immigrants being recognized at the State Capitol today. 

The Connecticut Immigrant & Refugee Coalition is honoring the residents from 16 countries for their contributions to the state and the nation.  Emanuela Palmares will be honored during the 22nd Annual Connecticut Immigrant Day observance with the Office of Secretary of the State.  She is a Danbury Board of Education member, editor and Partner of Tribuna Newspaper and founder of the committee to plan Connecticut's first International Children's Museum. 

The coalition of about a dozen organizations across Connecticut promotes the rights and opportunities of immigrants and refugees in Connecticut and to foster their civic participation.  The individuals, including many who have been in the state for decades and some more recent immigrants, came to the United States from Brazil, Egypt, Greece, and elsewhere.

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