I Stand for Peace Fundraiser May 1st!

Join us for a family-friendly fundraising event at Soho Buffalo! Sunday, May 1st from 11am to 3pm. Proceeds will go to resettlement and integration programs serving refugees in Buffalo. Tickets are $30 online pre-sale or $40 at the door. Kids under 13 free. Tickets include champagne wall, open bar, and hors d’oeuvres. Basket raffle, silent …
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Great Decisions 2022

Great Decisions, a 9-week event hosted by our International Exchanges and Education Department, is just around the corner! Our annual series consists of 9 engaging foreign policy discussions introduced & facilitated by leading experts in Western New York. This year’s topics include “Myanmar’s Never-ending Crisis,” “Drug Policy in Latin America,” and “Russia and the US,” …
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Donation Drive-Thru THIS FRIDAY 3:30pm-5:30pm

What: A donation drive-thru for household items for our arriving refugee cases! What we are looking for: Fans Rice Cookers Umbrellas Alarm Clock Radios Microwave Toaster ovens *NEW bath towels *NEW Twin and Full/Queen Sz Blankets *NEW Twin and Full/Queen Sz Sheets *NEW Pillows *NEW Cookware When: 3:30pm to 5:30pm Where: 864 Delaware Ave Why: …
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Join us for A Walk in their Words (June 13-20, 2021)

Observed every year, World Refugee Day provides an opportunity to honor the courage of our community’s new neighbors and their resilience in building new lives in the United States. A “Walk in Their Words” will allow participants to listen to refugee and immigrant audio stories during the virtual walk/run and hear the personal experiences and …
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Buffalo Without Borders Culture Packets

Thank you for supporting our Buffalo Without Borders To Go Series! Your ticket purchases support the local restaurants we feature, the local businesses we source our bag items from, and the refugees and survivors that benefit from the resources these fundraisers help us provide! Click each of the links below to learn more about the …
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Great Decisions 2021

Great Decisions   Join us for 8 engaging foreign policy discussions introduced & facilitated by leading experts in Western New York. Great Decisions will be hosted on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 – 7:30 PM on Zoom.   Tickets and More Info: https://iibgreatdecisions2021.eventbrite.com    4/13/2021 The End of Globalization? (Dr. Robert Shum)   4/20/2021 The Korean Peninsula (Dr. …
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Translated COVID-19 Communications

In an effort to keep our community safe, we have been collaborating with The Erie County Department of Health to have essential COVID-19 updates translated into 14 languages to make sure health information is accessible to ALL Americans. Please share this webpage and consider making a gift to the Institute to support language access services …
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Local Shopping Guide To Immigrant Run Stores

Download our free, local holiday guide to immigrant run stores Here! This year especially it is so vital that we support local, support immigrants, and support our community. Check out a few of our gift picks from some of our favorite stores! All links in the PDF click to the featured item on the store’s …
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Join us for our Community World Trivia Night

After much consideration and planning we are pleased to be able to offer our annual trivia event virtually this fall, with the hope of an additional in-person competition in the spring. Community World Trivia will be held over Zoom on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 6:00 PM. Participants will play by viewing the questions on …
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Shop For A Cause During Our International Market Week!

Join us the week of October 12th-18th as we team up with 10 local immigrant-run businesses to continue our Buffalo Without Borders Marketplace! Although we can’t come together all in one night, we can still celebrate immigrant and refugee businesses and the great impact they have on our city’s culture and economy! Instead of an …
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