How Immigration is Changing the Lives of Millennials

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CMRubinWorld launches new monthly series, The Millennial Bloggers, with a dialogue on International Migration.

The changes in immigration are dramatically impacting our global communities, which are becoming more diverse and multicultural. As people move more freely across borders and continents, local communities are changing. For example, migration contributes to greater diversity in our schools and our workplaces. A recent report by the OECD recommends that teachers and schools be provided with additional training and resources to be able to specifically tackle the challenges faced. Many believe race had a lot to do with the Brexit outcome.

The 15 Millennial Bloggers are based all over the world. They are innovators in entrepreneurship, journalism, education, entertainment, and academic scholarship. This month, CMRubinWorld asked these young professionals to share their perspectives on the challenges faced in Migration.

It is “the voices of the refugees and migrants themselves that are missing,” notes Millennial Blogger Bonnie Chiu, who believes that story-telling is the most powerful tool we have to build bridges - “If we understand the struggles that they go through, we will change the way we act.” Kamna Kathuri discusses the dangers of continuing “the practices that were created in the eighteenth century for largely homogenous, single-ethnicity schools… Systems must change. Mind-sets must readjust. Children will learn.”

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The Millennial Bloggers is a monthly series where youth voices from across the globe offer experienced yet unique takes on today’s most important topics. The Millennial Bloggers are Alusine Barrie, Sophie Hemery, James Kernochan, Kamna Kathuria, Jacob Deleon Navarrete, Reetta Heiskanen, Shay Wright, Isadora Baum, Aw Cheng Wei, Francisco Hernandez, Erin Farley, Dominique Alyssa Dryding, Harry Glass, Harmony Siganporia and Bonnie Chiu. CMRubinWorld utilizes the platform to propagate voices of the most indispensable people of society, our youth.

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CMRubinWorld launched in 2010 to explore what kind of education would prepare students to succeed in a rapidly changing globalized world. Its award winning series, The Global Search for Education, is a celebrated trailblazer in the renaissance of the 21st century, and occupies a special place in the pulse of key issues facing every nation and the collective future of all children. It connects today’s top thought leaders with a diverse global audience of parents, students and educators. Its highly readable platform allows for discourse concerning our highest ideals and the sustainable solutions we must engineer to achieve them. C. M. Rubin has produced over 500 interviews and articles discussing an expansive array of topics under a singular vision: when it comes to the world of children, there is always more work to be done.

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