neighborhood resource fair serving detroit and hamtramck residents.
*GLOBAL DETROIT is a nonprofit regional economic development initiative that believes immigrants and refugees are critical to job creation, regional growth, and prosperity. Global Detroit is revitalizing Metro Detroit’s economy by mobilizing its immigrant potential. We are an innovator and expert in connecting international talent with regional businesses’ unmet talent needs, catalyzing the growth and development of immigrant entrepreneurs, revitalizing neighborhoods, and building a globally-competitive and inclusive region.
In addition to our local efforts, Global Detroit has spearheaded the creation of the Welcoming Economies Global Network (WE Global), a ten-state regional collaborative
of 20 peer local immigrant economic development initiatives across the Rust Belt. WE Global Network is a project of Welcoming America, run in partnership with Global Detroit.
“make a difference about something other than yourselves.”
thank you Toni Morrison, for your many inspirational words.
credits: *global detroit (image and story), WE global
“the most important thing on earth is for all of us to make this sentence true:
compassion is what people do.”
-glennon doyle melton
image credit: interfaith council for peace and justice, washtenaw congregational sanctuary
“fear is the highest fence.”
image credit: nbcnews.com
This image took my breath away, in it I’m sure we all recognize a hundred faces of our own nieces, daughters and little friends. How refugee children sleep in Europe in 2018…. I wish for her a warm bed with the softest blankets and a princess netting just because it’s pretty, not to keep out hundreds of mosquitoes, and a nightlight in the shape of the moon. All of these things inside a safe and happy home. A garden and toys to play with, a school to go to. Just the normal and most basic rights for any child. – m. graeve
‘compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves.’
image credit: muhammed muheisen,
story credits: open homes open hearts, merel graeve – stories from the ground
some ancient wisdom in a parisian bookshop.
image credit: open homes open hands us
photo credit: herika martinez/afp/getty images
World Refugee Day
In a world where violence forces thousands of families to flee for their lives each day, the time is now to show that the global public stands with refugees. On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th, the United Nations commemorates the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. This year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee and to stand for their right to stay together as a family unit.
“it is the obligation of every person born in a safer room
to open the door when someone in danger knocks.”
— dina nayeri
credits: american relief fund, save the children, united nations
‘the rock’ at george washington park
on central campus at the university of michigan
painted by volunteers with the michigan refugee assistance program
“seeking asylum is a human right.”
george washington park, ann arbor, mi, usa