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2015 Holiday Appeal - Beyond Syria
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Since last summer all of the United States witnessed the mass migration of Syrian refugees fleeing their brutal civil war. This exodus left many wondering what were the implications for refugee resettlement in the US: http://goo.gl/vbB8GH
2015 Holiday Appeal - Survivor Support Services
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Although Domestic Violence occurs at the same rate across all communities. The murder rate is significantly higher among immigrant and refugee women because of the barriers they face in seeking freedom. Read the latest installment of our 2015 Holiday Appeal: http://goo.gl/l7Uho9

2015 Holiday Appeal - Cultural Calendar
Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Whether the Chopin Singing Society, Korean Dancers, Ugandan drummers, or the Karen Wrist Tying festival, IIB has been home to newcomer celebrations for more than a century.

2015 Holiday Appeal - Akili's Story
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Akili and his wife Reny fled the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2008. After a 1,300 mile journey and six years in a refugee camp, they're building a new life in Buffalo: http://goo.gl/EfYNms

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Great Decisions 2012


Our Great Decisions Discussion Series is a set of dynamic discussions about global issues, as outlined annually by the Foreign Policy Association. Moderators, who come to us from area universities and organizations, present information on their topic and then facilitate discussion between participants. Winner of the 2010 Frank R. Cella Memorial Award!

Join us to "discover, discuss, and decide" at Great Decisions 2012:

  • Tentative Dates: January 23 - March 26, 2012*
  • Location: Tapestry Charter School, 65 Great Arrow Buffalo, NY
  • 2012 Topics: Cybersecurity, Energy geopolitics, Exit from Afghanistan & Iraq, Indonesia, Mexico, Middle East realignment, Promoting democracy, and State of the oceans.

Event co-sponsers: Tapestry Charter School, Canadian Consulate of Buffalo, and University at Buffalo's Office of International Education, Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site and  the Peace Corps

Everyone is welcome!  Student, teacher, and member rates available! 

For more information, registration, and schedule please contact: Emily Korona, (716) 883-1900 ext. 328 or ekorona@iibuff.org

*These dates are subject to change.  

Great Decisions 2011

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-Maryvale School District Teacher

The mission of the International Institute of Buffalo is to assist immigrants, refugees, their families, and others who face linguistic and cultural barriers to become self-sufficient, productive members of our community, and to increase global understanding and international connections in Western New York.
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