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Board of Commissioners to Hear BIC Plan for Immigrant Integration

Siler City elected leaders will hear the BIC action plan on eight areas of immigrant integration. This will be a public meeting with Spanish interpreting.

Siler City BIC presentará su plan de acción ante la Junta de Comisionados

Las autoridades electas de Siler City escucharán el plan de acción de BIC en ocho áreas clave para la integración de los inmigrantes. Todos los habitantes de Siler City serán bienvenidos a la reunión y habrá interpretación en español.

Chapel Hill BIC en Español

Los residentes de Chapel Hill ya pueden consultar en línea el informe de Construyendo Comunidades Integradas en español, tanto en este enlace del Proyecto de Migración Latina de UNC-Chapel Hill como en el sitio BIC creado por el gobierno municipal en su página de Internet.

 

Chapel Hill BIC report in Spanish

The Chapel Hill BIC report is now available in Spanish. See the document at this link from the Latino Migration Project, or on the BIC site created by the Town of Chapel Hill.

 

United States Conference of Mayors website features Chapel Hill BIC

The Town of Chapel Hill recently announced (February 2019) that Chapel Hill BIC is featured on a dedicated page on the United States Conference of Mayors website focused on Inclusive and Compassionate Cities. Check out the featured article here!

 

La Conferencia de Alcaldes de EE.UU. reconoce a Chapel Hill BIC

La ciudad de Chapel Hill anunció recientemente (febrero de 2019) que Chapel Hill BIC figura en la sección especial que la Conferencia de Alcaldes de los Estados Unidos dedica en su sitio web a las ciudades que destacan por adoptar políticas públicas basadas en principios de inclusión y compasión. ¡Mira el artículo aquí!

Save The Date! Newcomer’s Symposium at Winston-Salem.

 

The City of Winston-Salem Human Relations Department, the Building Integrated Communities Committee and World Relief Triad are sponsoring an all-day symposium to provide updates and networking for immigrant, refugee, and asylee providers and agencies.

To Register by November 5, 2018, go to www.wsbic.com

BIC publishes the Chapel Hill Community Assessment

Thanks to a collaboration between residents and leaders of organizations, volunteers, and local government and UNC staff, Building Integrated Communities (BIC) published a report on community integration in Chapel Hill. The assessment aims to understand the experiences of immigrant residents and present their recommendations to the Town of Chapel Hill for supporting integration, wellbeing, and leadership.

Understanding the impacts of child separation

Dr. Julie Linton, one of our Building Integrated Communities (BIC) committee members in Winston-Salem, has been at the forefront of the national discussion about the health impacts of family separation on children. We are pleased to share her expertise. Click on the links below to learn more.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/14/health/immigrant-family-separation-doctors/index.html

https://www.msnbc.com/andrea-mitchell-reports/watch/dr-julie-linton-talks-health-risks-of-separating-migrant-children-from-parents-1258455619936

https://twitter.com/AC360/status/1008869266794278912

https://video.snapstream.net/Play/1ZDPLRYM8VhVFLFKOM7n5g?accessToken=cldrth2zsj82s

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-irreparable-harm-of-ripping-immigrant-kids-from-their-parents-6

http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1260167747811

 

El Refugio Community Summer Fest 2018

Click: Summer Fest 2018 flyer

We are pleased to share the following event from our friends at El Refugio, the Community Summer Fest, July 23, 24 and 26. This is a bi-lingual, cross-cultural, multi-generational event to learn, play and build relationships. Each evening features a variety of seminars, workshops and activities on various topics.

JONESBORO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
407 W. MAIN ST
SANFORD, NC 27330
Para mas informacion visite elrefugioleeco.org o mande un email a elrefugiors@gmail.com

BIC publishes the Siler City Community Assessment

Thanks to the Siler City BIC team for their hard work creating the report, “Siler City Community Perspectives and Recommendations for Local Government.” This assessment was conducted in 2017 and 2018 as part of a collaborative initiative of the Town of Siler City, community residents and organization leaders, and The Latino Migration Project. The assessment aims to understand the experiences of immigrant residents in Siler City and Chatham County and present their recommendations to the Town of Siler City for supporting integration, wellbeing, and leadership.

Dr. Hannah Gill featured in Daily Tar Heel

The Latino Migration Project director Dr. Hannah Gill was featured on a panel of scholars examining recent developments concerning immigration policies.  We hope you will enjoy the article featured here.

 

Watch: Chapel Hill Building Integrated Communities video

See the original video here

We are pleased to share a video about the Chapel Hill Building Integrated Communities project. We hope you will enjoy!

WATCH

About:

The Chapel Hill Building Integrated Communities Project (Chapel Hill BIC) is a two-year collaboration between the Town of Chapel Hill, local community groups and residents, and the statewide Building Integrated Communities program at UNC-Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill BIC is a community planning project, which means that community members and government staff are working together to develop town plans. The goals are to:

  • Share and build knowledge about Chapel Hill’s foreign-born and refugee communities
  • Improve relationships and communication with foreign-born “newcomers” to Chapel Hill
  • Support resident participation in local government