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CDC “Stop The Spread” in 17 Languages

We are all responsible for keeping each other safe and making safety accessible for ALL populations. This means making health information available for those in which English is not accessible. All of the following fact sheets are from the CDC. We are posting them together to make them easier to find for people whose first …
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Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 and The Refugee Community

In response to growing concerns about the spread of Coronavirus / COVID-19 both in the United States and around the world, here are answers to some commonly asked questions pertaining to the virus and the refugee and migrant community. Question: What if any refugee departure changes are in place at the federal level in response …
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International Visitors Interview: Pavel

Pavel was one of our visitors from Russia, we interviewed him about his experience in Buffalo Here is how he responded! What is your name and profession in Russia?  “I’m Pavel, I am a small business owner and a public activist in Russia!”   What is one thing you’ve learned from visiting our Buffalo community? …
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International Visitors Interview: Anna

Anna was one of our visitors from Russia, we interviewed her about her experience in Buffalo Here is how she responded! What is your name and profession in Russia?  “My name is Anna and I am a lawyer, an educator, and now I am a director of an elementary school.”     What is one …
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Great Decisions 2020

Great Decisions 8 engaging foreign policy discussions introduced & facilitated by leading experts in Western New York   2020 Great Decisions Schedule The International Institute of Buffalo 864 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14209 Tuesday Evenings, 6:00-7:30 p.m. $7 Walk-Ins // $5 Educators & Students   2/04/2020 Climate Change and the Global Order Dave Bauer, Environmental …
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Model UN 2020 Resolutions

Ad Hoc Political Iran – Encroaching Western Sanctions of Iran & the Middle East Mexico- Uyghur Re-education Camps in China Canada- Global Warming Ad Hoc Political & Security Mexico- Severe Violence Through Use of Weaponry and Global Crime Brazil- Giving Greater Freedoms to the People of Kurdistan Mexico- Stopping Global Corruption Ad Hoc Social, Cultural, …
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Statement Regarding Stephen Miller’s Released Emails

The International Institute of Buffalo stands with the more than 80 members of Congress calling for the resignation of Senior White House Advisor, Stephen Miller. We commend the Congressional Hispanic, Black, Asian Pacific American and Progressive caucuses and our own representative, Brian Higgins (NY 26th), for leading the call for Miller’s resignation. Through the leaks of over 900 emails sent …
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WNYRAC Joint Statement Opposing the FY2020 Refugee Resettlement Cap

Yesterday, the Trump administration announced that the refugee resettlement ceiling will be set at 18,000 for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. This is the lowest number since the U.S. resettlement program was established nearly 40 years ago. The Trump administration has reduced the annual ceiling from 110,000 (in the last year of the Obama Administration), to …
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