Because America said Welcome, Loung Ung Came to Cleveland.

By Joe Cimperman   In a time of xenophobia and anti-refugee rhetoric, let’s remember what refugees endured to get here and what they bring to our communities.   Loung Ung is ours. I know she’s a daughter of Cambodia. Because of her books and now her movie, she’s a citizen of the world. But Loung is also a Clevelander, part of the living mural that makes this city so special. If … Continued

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Global Cleveland Benefit Will ‘Celebrate’ Multiculturalism

Global Cleveland invites the community to join us as we recognize the contributions of our immigrant friends and neighbors at our first annual fundraiser, “Celebrate,” November 9 at the Market Garden Brewery Store in Ohio City. The evening, which begins at 5:30 p.m., will honor some visionary people and organizations that are helping to shape … Continued

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International Students Called to Pitch Their Bright Ideas

By Wenzhu Sun Listen up, international students! This is an opportunity for your voices and your ideas to be heard. Through the generous sponsorship of the Burton D. Morgan Foundation, Global Cleveland and the Health Tech Corridor are co-hosting an International Student Pitch Showcase November 1 at the Happy Dog at Euclid Tavern. If you … Continued

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Community Partner: FRONT International

70+ International Artist, Curators and Scholars are coming to Cleveland for one Region-Wide Art Project in Summer 2018 FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, is a region-wide exhibition of work by international artists, curators and scholars. In museum spaces and unconventional sites spread across the city, FRONT will be an expansive stage for local … Continued

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Philanthropist Albert Ratner Awarded Cleveland Heritage Medal

Cleveland champion Albert Ratner was recently recognized for a lifetime of service to the city with the 2017 Cleveland Heritage Medal. Mr. Ratner, the co-chairman emeritus of Forest City Enterprises and a founder of Global Cleveland, accepted his award September 14 at a ceremony at Cleveland City Hall. Also honored with the Heritage Medal were … Continued

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The Big Welcome in Every Language!

It’s Time To Give Our International Students A Grand Welcome By Joe Cimperman   They began arriving on campus last week, nervous and excited and anxious to learn their way around this strange new city. They come from Italy and India and Lithuania. They came from China and Saudi Arabia and Argentina. They came in … Continued

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Night Market: Authentically Asian Uniquely Cleveland

Join us for the last Night Market of 2017, September 29th from 5pm-11pm as Global Cleveland president, Joe Cimperman serves as Master of Ceremonies. Night Market Cleveland draws its cultural history from the traditional Asian Night Markets. These roving festivals would highlight unique finds, foods, wears, and entertainment that could be found no where else … Continued

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