International Community Council/
Worldwide Intercultural Network
Summit on the state of the International Community in Cleveland May 3, 2017
The International Community Council / Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) hosted the 10th annual Summit on the state of the International Community in Cleveland at the Ariel Center. It was a forum for leaders or organizations serving international constituents to identify key issues for the international community and establish priorities for action from 2017 to 2010.
ICC-WIN 2017 Summit Group Photo
ICC-WIN Vice President Murat Gurer welcomed the attendees.
Murat then introduced University Circle Incorporated President Chris Ronayne who gave a keynote speech.
The following video clip is part 1 of his keynote where he speaks about the venue and some of his experiences with friends in the room.
In this second part of his keynote, Chris speaks about immigrants building Cleveland and America.
There was time for networking and some Middle Eastern food from Kan Zaman.
Harry Weller and Greg Johnson
Then the attendees split up into 4 tables and discussed 3 questions.
What gaps in international services currently exist in Northeast Ohio? Are we missing some important areas of support for our international community?
There a global culture that exists as well as a local culture. Are
these cultures compatible or in conflict? How do we see the compatibility or conflict? Is there is a need for some action?
To whom should members of the international community be providing outreach? Are we connecting with the youth in our communities, in the region?
Here are some photos of the attendees hard at work on the 3 questions.
ICC-WIN Summit Table 1 group
ICC-WIN Summit Table 2 group
ICC-WIN Summit Table 3 group
ICC-WIN Summit Table 4 group
Scribes such as ICC-WIN's Laura Fruscella and Lisa Wong consolidated the groups' responses.
Murat Gurer then read the responses to the 3 questions.
Stay tuned for the responses to the 3 questions and a Plan of Action.