Global Detroit Blog
Read below for updates to Global Detroit and immigrant news affecting Metro-Detroit.
Global Detroit is excited to share that thanks to Welcoming Michigan‘s good work Michigan leads Welcoming America’s Welcoming Cities & Counties, a national network of localities that have declared themselves a Welcoming City, County, or Township, with 10 Welcoming Cities & Counties – more than any other [...]
Global Detroit is excited to share a recap of our 2nd Annual Welcoming Games, which took place Sunday, September 13 in Clark Park in celebration of National Welcoming Week, a week of activities coordinated in Michigan by Welcoming Michigan – Michigan Immigrant Rights Center. This year, [...]
By Kate Brennan One of my favorite places to visit in the entire world is Jamaica. I have been there six times so far, and I plan to return again very soon. In addition to the beautiful mountains, lush vegetation, infectious Reggae music, and the [...]
The White House capped the fourth annual Welcoming Week and Thursday’s Constitution/Citizenship Day commemorations by unveiling it’s “Stand Stronger” public awareness campaign based on key recommendations from the White House Task Force for New Americans. The announcement included several programs and initiatives that promote the [...]
Welcoming Week is stocked with events across the country that bring immigrants and refugees and native-born residents together in the spirit of inclusion. The spread of Welcoming Week since its first year in 2012 with over 200 events in 33 states, as well as the growth of the [...]
As the grandson of Jewish grandparents who fled Poland in the early 20th Century only to have all of their remaining family perish in the Holocaust, I grew up with a strong belief in the United State as the world’s haven for those fleeing persecution, [...]
Global Detroit is excited to join in the celebration of Welcoming Week September 12-20th! Across the country, Welcoming America and its affiliates will commemorate Welcoming Week by hosting events to pay tribute to the cultures and rich diversity that make up our neighborhoods. In Detroit, Global Detroit is bringing people together [...]
Last October, Global Detroit launched the Cultural Ambassadors Connectors Program, which connects area newcomers looking to enhance their careers to established professionals that can help them grow their business networks. The program is heavily rooted in the fact that the majority of job openings (most [...]
Our Director Steve Tobocman’s Reflections on the Welcoming Economies (WE) Global Network 3rd Annual Convening The Third Annual Welcoming Economies Global Network (WE Global) Convening in Dayton was our best yet, demonstrating the growth and momentum of WE Global and immigrant economic development. The Convening [...]
This past June marked the second celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month, a month dedicated to sharing stories celebrating the diversity and shared heritage that make America. We’re a country built by immigrants, and one of our greatest strengths lies in the new people we welcome [...]
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