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Webinar: Chicago’s New Americans Plan: Building a Thriving and Welcoming City
( - International - English)

Begin 05/02/2013 - 00:00

End 05/02/2013 - 00:00

Venue Online Webinar

Organiser Cities of Migration

Website http://citiesofmigration.ca/webinar/chicagos-new-americans-plan-building-a-thriving-and-welcoming-city/

Join Adolfo Hernandez, Director, Office of New Americans, City of Chicago for a conversation about Big Ideas for making Chicago 'the most immigrant-friendly city' in the U.S. In conversation with: Suzette Brooks Masters, Program Director, J.M. Kaplan Fund of New York. The Chicago New Americans Plan identifies 27 initiatives that will make Chicago the 'most immigrant friendly city in the nation.' The first of its kind in the U.S., the Chicago Plan highlights the economic impact that can be achieved when cities support the creation and expansion of immigrant-owned businesses and develop strategies to attract and retain talent and expertise from other countries. Over the next three years, the Plan aims to bolster Chicago’s status as a vibrant, welcoming and international city. 'With residents from over 140 countries and more than 100 languages spoken in our city, Chicago is a city of immigrants,' said Mayor Emanuel. 'These immigrants are small business owners, teachers, parents, clergymen, elected officials, and leaders in our communities. This is why I am committed to making Chicago the most immigrant friendly city in the nation.'

 
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