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Tuesday, March 25: IIB’s Christopher Krull Leads Discussion on Latin American Politics at the Great Decisions Speaker Series

Electoral results in Latin America over the past four years have led many observers of the regional/political scene to discern a left-wing surge in the hemisphere, reminiscent of the so-called “Pink Tide” that swept the area some 20 years ago. But how much do these politicians actually have in common? What implication does their ascendency …
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Rest in Peace, Firefighter Jason Arno

We join the community in mourning the tragic loss of firefighter, Jason Arno. Our heartfelt condolences to his family, the firefighters of Engine 2, and all of Buffalo’s bravest. His sacrifice will be remembered.  

Women’s History Month: Recognizing Women Immigrants and Refugees

Hedy Lamarr In honor of Women’s History Month, we are recognizing the economic, cultural, political, and social contributions of influential immigrant and refugee women who’ve helped shape the vibrant tapestry of America. Today, we spotlight Hollywood “Golden Age” actress and modern tech luminary Hedy Lamarr.   Hedy Lamarr was an award-winning, Austrian American leading lady …
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IIB Welcomes 50 New Americans!

We were humbled and honored to have welcomed 50 New Americans from 21 countries while they took their citizenship oaths at the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services Naturalization Ceremony in Buffalo today.             Click here for details on how we help our newest American neighbors easily integrate into the community. …
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We Must Settle 65 Refugees by April 5th!

Help give them the household goods they need for their new home! To donate goods, call (716)416-5708 or email (Updated Friday, March 10) Here is who needs your help and when they are arriving: Wednesday, March 15 Congolese family of 5 Wednesday, March 22 Colombian family of 1 (coming to reunite with their aunt …
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Black History Month: Recognizing Black Immigrants and Refugees

    In honor of Black History Month, we continue to recognize the economic, cultural, political, and social contributions of influential black immigrants and refugees who’ve helped shape the vibrant tapestry of America. Today we spotlight Award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o. Lupita Nyong’o was born in Mexico City in 1983 after her parents fled their …
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IIB Statement on the Anniversary of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

One year ago today, Russia invaded Ukraine, causing the worst refugee crisis in a generation. On this tragic anniversary, we continue to stand with the Ukrainian people, no matter where the diaspora temporarily placed them. IIB stands ready to assist refugees from Ukraine. We continue our century-long tradition of supporting refugees and immigrants in need …
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Director of Survivor Support Services    

JOB TITLE:                        Director of Survivor Support Services   PROGRAM:                       Survivor Support Services SUPERVISOR:                   Executive Director WORKING HOURS:           Full-Time Status – 40 hours …
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Tuesday, February 28: UB Professor Dr. Barbara Wejnert presents at the Great Decisions Speaker Series

Access to oil and gas has long influenced the politics of individual nations and their relations with others. But as more countries move toward sustainable energy, and supply chain shortages affect the availability of oil and gas, how will this change how the United States interacts with the outside world? Dr. Barbara Wejnert, professor in …
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