International Lakewood: World in Your Backyard Two Part Series Presentation by K
The first part of this series, International Lakewood, explores the great diversity of peoples and cultures in the residents of Lakewood, Ohio and presents a “big picture” of the immigrants and refugees who make Northeast Ohio their home. The second part, The World in Your Backyard: Immigrants and Refugees Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, explores the waves in immigration in the United States and the growth of Lakewood through immigration and refugee resettlement. The World in Your Backyard program is presented by ICC-WIN – the multicultural network enabling Northeast Ohio competence in global business, cultural, and education. The purpose of the World in Your Backyard Program is to increase cultural awareness and bridge-building among neighbors in diverse communities of Northeast Ohio and introduce to these communities a wide range of “cultural ambassadors” who are available to make presentations to these communities to help residents connect with their diverse neighbors. Kenneth Kovach is the President of the Board of Directors of the International Community Council-Worldwide Intercultural Network.