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Cities of Migration

Friday, May 29, 2009

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In this issue:
Working Solutions: Lessons from local communities on integration strategies - June webinar
New York’s Queens Public Library is recognized by new E Pluribus Unum award
Cities of Migration and Refugee Week (UK)
New Ideas on Integration from New Zealand: from environmental health to death and dying
Diversity - thinking globally, recruiting locally: A conversation with Ratna Omidvar

Working Solutions: Lessons from local communities on integration strategies - June webinar

 
Upcoming webinar: June 9, 2009.
Join Cities of Migration and the Bertelsmann Stiftung for an open 60-minute webinar on sustainable integration strategies for local governance. The presentation will also include introductory remarks from the distinguished Prof. Dr. Rita Süssmuth, former President of the German Bundestag, and an outline of the recent activities of the Transatlantic Council on Migration on the theme of "Learning from the World." Complete details available online.

Register now.

>> More information about our webinar series

 

New York’s Queens Public Library is recognized by new E Pluribus Unum award

Read about the Queens Public Library in New York City, a finalist for the 2009 E Pluribus Unum awards:
Staying in Touch: The Library Responds To A Changing Community. Tracking community demographics helps a city library change with the times.

Public libraries have long played an essential role in the integration and settlement of urban immigrants. As libraries across the United States shape their collections and services to better serve the needs of changing demographics, the Queens Public Library serves as a model for how libraries are integrating newcomers… More...

 

Cities of Migration and Refugee Week (UK)

From June 15th – 21st cities across the UK will be using arts, culture and education to celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK. Cities of Migration is showing its support for Refugee Week UK - and International Refugee Day on June 20 - by featuring Good Ideas that promote the integration of refugees and asylum seekers.

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New Ideas on Integration from New Zealand: from environmental health to death and dying

From Auckland: Read about multicultural funeral practices and community outcomes from a local environmental management initiative.

 

Diversity - thinking globally, recruiting locally: A conversation with Ratna Omidvar

One of the greatest challenges for any enterprise, large or small, is recruiting and retaining workers, a situation that is certain to escalate as baby boomers move into retirement.

One way to meet the challenge, experts say, is to strengthen the recruitment of visible minorities. In fact, major corporations are fostering diversity in the workplace as good business sense, not only to reflect changing customer bases today, but as a strategy for the long term.

Read the conversation on the business case for diversity between Ratna Omidvar, President of Maytree, journalist Dave Michaels and readers of the Globe and Mail .(From The Report on Business, May 26, 2009.)

 

Project Twin Streams

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Auckland, New Zealand

The desire to connect to our natural physical environment is one that people from all cultures, religions, language and ethnic backgrounds can share. This innovative project from New Zealand brings a diverse community together for the care and future of their local environment. Read more...

 

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