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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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Census Public Service Announcements (Translated)

Click the link below to view the translated PSA! (Thank you to the NY State Census Equity Fund for making these videos possible!)   PSA Census in Arabic PSA Census Bengali PSA Census Burmese PSA Census Karen PSA Census Nepali PSA Census Rohingya PSA Census Somali PSA Census Push Swahili PSA Census Push Tigrinya PSA …
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Do You Have Voting Questions? Click Here For Our Voting Guide!

    NYS VOTING HOW-TO   Voting is one of the most important uses of our civil liberties, but keeping up with registration dates and voting guidelines can be overwhelming and inaccessible. This is why we’ve complied these voting resources and instructions to empower all individuals (who are granted the opportunity to) to cast their …
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Buffalo Without Borders TO GO! (2020)

  The International Institute of Buffalo’s beloved event, Buffalo Without Borders, will go on!   Buffalo Without Borders has been a significant celebration of Buffalo’s diversity for 11 years, sharing and commemorating the outstanding immigrant, refugee, and ethnic restaurateurs, artisans, and entertainers we are lucky to have in our community! Due the current safety precautions,  we cannot …
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Olmsted Park Routes For “A Walk In Their Words”

JOIN US FOR “A WALK IN THEIR WORDS” To Register Visit: www.awalkintheirwords.org    A walk in their words is an event organized by The Center, Utica to recognize World Refugee Day on Saturday, June 20, 2020 and raise awareness and funds to support these local agencies and refugee resettlement agencies across New York State.   …
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A Walk in Their Words

A Walk in Their Words: www.awalkintheirwords.org The International Institute of Buffalo, Catholic Charities of Buffalo, Journey’s End Refugee Services, and Jewish Family Services of Buffalo and Eric County invite the public to join a Virtual Run / Walk to recognize World Refugee Day on Saturday, June 20, 2020. The event organized by The Center, Utica, …
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Curfew Updates and Safety Tips

  Curfew Update   English : City of Buffalo will have a curfew 8:00 pm-5:00 am tonight through, and including, Sunday. Essential employees are excluded from the curfew.   Spanish: La ciudad de Buffalo tendrá un toque de queda durante las 8:00P.M. – 5:00 A.M. entre esta noche y, incluyendo, Domingo en la noche.Trabajadores esenciales están …
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#maskingforafriend (In Seven Languages)

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public where social distancing is difficult, like on the bus, at a grocery store, or at a doctor’s office or bank. By wearing a cloth face mask, you will help slow the spread of the coronavirus. These face coverings can be made from …
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