Global Detroit Blog
Read below for updates to Global Detroit and immigrant news affecting Metro-Detroit.
Hundreds of International Students to participate in retention conference Over 300 international students from Michigan’s top universities will attend the Michigan Global Talent Retention Initiative’s “Michigan’s Global Future” conference in downtown Detroit on Friday as part of the larger regional efforts of GTRI, Global Detroit, [...]
On the 16th of October, Global Detroit kicked off its new Cultural Ambassadors Connector program with our partner, Upwardly Global. The program takes its cues from Ann Arbor SPARK’s Cultural Ambassadors program, the Halifax Connectors program, and the St. Louis Mosaic Connectors program. The Halifax [...]
By Steve Tobocman On Tuesday, October 21, 2014, I had the honor of speaking on a panel about state and local immigration policy with California State Senator Ricardo Lara and Commissioner Nisha Agarwal of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs at the [...]
Arifa Javed, an immigrant from New Delhi, India who immigrated here some 20 years ago, has completed an exciting new documentary film entitled “Essential Arrival: Michigan’s 21st Century Indian Immigrants”. The film premiered on September 27th in Mumbai, India and is having its U.S. premiere [...]
Irma Elder died on Tuesday, September 30 at age 84. A woman with the true immigrant entrepreneurial spirit, she will be missed by all of us who knew and loved her. Ms. Elder was a supporter of Global Detroit and participated in and spoke out [...]
Saturday, September 13th was a cold and dreary day, but that did not deter committed futbol players from turning up in the drizzle to join in Global Detroit’s first annual Welcoming Games. Participants came from the Ford Hispanic Network, Michigan United, and the surrounding southwest [...]
On Monday, September 15, the City of Detroit officially became a “Welcoming City,” joining a constellation of over 40 Welcoming Cities and Counties across the country, from Boston to Boise and Los Angeles. With five Welcoming Cities and Counties—Detroit, plus East Lansing, Hamtramck, Macomb County, and Sterling Heights, Michigan has [...]
Global Talent Retention Initiative of Michigan representatives (from left) Athena Trentin, Director, Anand Geetey, Intern, Anne Craft, Director of Marketing and Communications, and Jeff Towns, Corporate Outreach Manager On Wednesday, September 10th, Michiganders celebrated diversity of our state, acknowledging the importance of immigration to our [...]
This past August, an engaged and excited group of almost 50 new international students at the College for Creative Studies (CCS) was treated to a special orientation to Detroit and Michigan by Welcome Mat Detroit Director Mary Lane, staff, and volunteers. Representing eleven different countries [...]
Our Director Steve Tobocman recently joined other experts for Giving Cities and Regions a Greater Voice in Immigration Policy, a video chat hosted by the Migration Policy Institute, to discuss attracting immigrants into local economies through regional immigration systems. Creating more regional-based national immigration laws [...]
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