Global Detroit Blog
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By Sloan Herrick, Deputy Director As I am writing this, just days after the terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut and amid the ongoing crisis in the Middle East, I can’t help but reflect on how vital it is right now, today, to share across [...]
The phrase “Back to School” conjures up images of shopping for backpacks, school supplies, and maybe lunch-bags for many Americans. Unbeknownst to most back-to-school American shoppers, the school shopping list is about the same for the more than 29,000 international students now settling into colleges [...]
By Steve Tobocman Friday, I was privileged to attend the ceremonial opening of the Bangladeshi American Public Affairs Committee (BAPAC) office on Conant Avenue, the commercial main street of the BanglaTown neighborhood on the Detroit-Hamtramck border. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder delivered the keynote address for the [...]
Gracie Xavier joined Global Detroit’s team in August as the Director of Corporate and Economic Development Strategy. Gracie, also a Detroit Revitalization Fellow (DRF), works to connect Global Detroit programs and the immigrant talent they serve to Detroit’s corporate community and economic development infrastructure. This includes helping to [...]
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, [...]
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