Global Detroit Blog
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A passionate public servant with more than 23 years of service, newly retired Deputy County Executive of Macomb County Pam Lavers always wanted to work for the government. Hand-picked in 2011 by newly elected Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel, Lavers helped to set up his [...]
Situated in an office on the second floor of an old bank building that dates back to the 1930s are the headquarters of Latino Press, the newspaper Elias Gutierrez launched in 1993. “I came from Chile in 1991. Just like everyone else, I was looking [...]
The tragedies last weekend in El Paso and Dayton go beyond simply our debates about immigration or politics. They are so horrific that they beg us to question who we are as a people and our own humanity. As an organization devoted to building inclusive [...]
On July 15, we celebrated the graduation of 11 international students from our inaugural Global Talent Accelerator. These hardworking students, with degrees (or soon-to-be completed degrees) from bachelor’s to Ph.D, spent the summer attending interactive workshops on pitching, resume writing, networking, business etiquette and other [...]
Over several weeks last fall, more than 30 women and girls gathered around red onion skins, dried eucalyptus leaves and buckets of indigo dye to create beautifully printed silk scarves and vibrant blue canvas tote bags. The collective art project, called Common Bond, was hosted in [...]
Rezaul Karim came to America to create a better life for his family–twice. Although he worked as a bank officer in Bangladesh, he knew there were more opportunities for his four young daughters in the U.S. So he moved his family to New York and [...]
When Mayra Torres received a letter from her new landlord, it was her first notice that her house had been sold. Worried, she reached out to Raquel Garcia. As Global Detroit’s director of housing and special projects, Raquel serves as an invaluable resource to her [...]
Last month, Global Detroit released another insightful piece of original research highlighting the benefits of building a more inclusive region. From 2017-2018, Global Detroit staff surveyed the housing demands and perspectives of 200 Detroit residents, including immigrant and non-immigrant families. The Immigrant Housing in Detroit [...]
By Alistair Kiyingi As immigration gridlocks our national government, Global Detroit is looking forward to 2019 with new energy, vision, and commitment around its work making our region an economically vibrant leader in integrating our immigrant potential in an economy that works for everyone. Part [...]
The national advocacy coalition against the expansion of public charge, Protecting Immigrant Families (PIF) has made submitting comments easy. Individuals, organizations, and businesses are able to submit their comments through the comment form at https://protectingimmigrantfamilies.org/#take-action. PIF has pre-populated its online form with a sample comment for you. Comments [...]
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