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Jennifer Rizzo-Choi to Present at Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site

By Education, Events, In the Community
IIB Executive Director Jennifer Rizzo-Choi will discuss the issue of immigration during Theodore Roosevelt's lifetime, dispel some of the persisting myths about immigrants, and underscore the positive impacts that New Americans have had in Western New York. She will also break down the important work of assisting newly arrived Americans in our community. The presentation is part of the Theodore…
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From Refugee to Comedy, an Evening with Thom Tran.

What Events Do You Enjoy Most? Let us Know!

By Events
Click to take the IIB 2024 Events Survey! Now it’s YOUR chance to tell us what events you'd like to attend moving forward! What sort of events do you enjoy the most? There’s nothing quite like an event to get up close, watch, listen, converse, taste, and learn more about the organizations and causes that light up your mind, heart,…
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IIB, RBERN WEST and Erie 1 BOCES partner for Interpreting and Translation Workshop: Committee on Special Education Meetings

By Events, I/T Service Update
Join The International Institute of Buffalo's Interpreting & Translation Department for an informational event presented by Melissa Duquette & Tamara Alsace from Erie 1 BOCES and RBERN West. This is a virtual 2-hour event focused on interpreting for Committee on Special Education (CSE) Meetings. WHEN: Thursday 12/07/2023, 9:00-11:00 a.m. --  Eastern Time USA/Canada HOW LONG: 2 Hours LOCATION: Online CLICK HERE…
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Expert on European Politics Discusses Future Impacts of the Rise of Populism and Invasion of Ukraine at IIB

By Events, History, News
Recently, we brought international scholar Dr. Martin Nekola to Western New York to speak on the rise of populism in Europe and the War in Ukraine. During his presentation, Dr. Nekola described how these two things will drive Europe’s future: the rise of populism, mostly by right-wing groups, creating uncertainty and instability, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with its own…
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In the Media! WKBW TV Covers IIB and Leadership Buffalo’s Professional Pathways Partnership

By Events, News
WKBW-TV was on site recently when IIB and Leadership Buffalo teamed up to help highly skilled immigrants and refugees use their established skills to find meaningful work in the U.S. The second annual collaboration matched professional mentors with 48 immigrant mentees to provide meaningful advice and guidance. It took place at our Delaware Avenue location in downtown Buffalo, NY. The…
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IIB Teams up with Parkside Lutheran for Second Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

By Events, In the Community, News
For the second year IIB staff and volunteers teamed up with Parkside Lutheran Church to provide a Thanksgiving-style dinner for 50 newly arrived Americans and survivor clients. The guests hail from Afghanistan, Burma, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ecuador, Iraq, Myanmar, Syria, and Venezuela. For many, it was their first-ever Thanksgiving meal. "We serve foreign-born people who…
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Executive Director Jennifer Rizzo-Choi Speaks on Immigration Panel, Hosted by the Buffalo News and Joblio

By Events, News
Watch the entire panel discussion here.  The International Institute of Buffalo Executive Director Jennifer Rizzo-Choi was featured recently during a panel discussion on immigration hosted by the Buffalo News at the Seneca One Tower in Buffalo. The event, "Growing Western New York's Economy through New American Talent," was put on by the talent recruitment platform Joblio. Rizzo-Choi was one of…
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Sponsor a Refugee Family for the Holidays!

By Donations, Events
Update: Our Gifts for Good Neighbors program has been extended through the end of 2023. You can still sign up through the link below and drop off your donations on the original dates, December 2 and December 9, or email our Donations Department to schedule your drop off: We want your help to brighten the season for our New…
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The Rise of Populism in Europe and the War in Ukraine Presentation 

By Education, Events
Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at 6:00 PM International Institute of Buffalo 864 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209 $15 General Admission  $10 Students Free for Good Neighbor Society (Ally, Advocate, Luminary Level)  Get Tickets Here! Get the story behind the headlines! The Rise of Populism in Europe and the War in Ukraine  Two things will drive Europe’s future: the rise of…
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