Global Detroit Blog
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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 [...]
Only days remain before public comments are due on the proposed federal rule change to public charge and last week, Global Detroit helped lead a twitter town hall meeting to highlight the potentially devastating economic impacts of the proposal. On October 10, the Department of [...]
Global Detroit is building an inclusive economy in Metro Detroit that welcomes the contributions of immigrants in ways that revitalize neighborhoods, create jobs, and raise incomes for all of us. We are an innovator and expert in connecting international talent with regional businesses’ unmet talent [...]
Detroit Hosts Welcoming Economies Global Network City-to-City Visit: Showcases Its Leadership in Building an Inclusive Economy and City
Visitors from peer immigrant economic development and immigrant inclusion initiatives in Cincinnati, Louisville, St. Louis, Buffalo, South Bend, and New Zealand, came to Detroit on October 25-26 to study Detroit as a model for early progress in building a welcoming and inclusive city and regional [...]
Fatimah, a refugee from Yemen with years of experience teaching chemistry to high school students, arrived in Michigan two years ago. For the next 12 months, she applied for countless jobs in her field without success because she lacked the necessary proof of education or [...]
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