Quarterly Learning Luncheon: Welcome.US


Sponsorship and Community InvolvementWe are fortunate to welcome Kit Taintor from Welcome.US at our next virtual Learning Luncheon on June 13, 2022 at Noon (CT). Kit Taintor is the Vice President of Policy and Practice at Welcome.US, a nonprofit initiative with the mission to inspire and empower people from across divides to unite in common […]

Reading Refuge Book Club – “We are Displaced”


Reading Refuge Book Club: "We Are Displaced" by Malala Yousafzai. We are excited to welcome Zaynab Abdi, a young woman who was born in Somalia, grew up in Yemen and is now a U.S. citizen. She will join us to discuss We are Displaced, by Malala Yousafzai. Zaynab is one of the young women who […]

Learning Luncheon – Addressing Trauma in Newcomer Children

IL, United States

Addressing Trauma in Newcomer ChildrenChildren who have escaped traumatic situations such as war, government collapse, famine, and persecution are at heightened risk for emotional instability. Amy Hill, LCSW, will address the cause and effect of traumatic events on refugee and asylum-seeking youth. Many of our BPB families and other newcomers experience PTSD in their resettlement […]

Reading Refuge Book Club: Dr. Wendy Pearlman

IL, United States

Building Peaceful Bridges (BPB) is excited to welcome Dr. Wendy Pearlman at our next book club meeting on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. CST. Dr. Pearlman will lead our discussion about her book, We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria, which was long-listed for the Carnegie Medal. The Syrian crisis […]

2022 Annual Event – Gather for Good


Call to Action NEW! Donate using Zelle. Now, you can donate using Zelle. Using this method means that more of your donation goes to helping refugees as there are no fees with Zelle (Cedit Card payments deduct a fee). Our Zelle email: finance@buildingpeacefulbridges.org Of course, if you don't use Zelle, please use the form to […]

Reading Refuge Book Club: Butterfly/Swimmers


BPB invites you to discuss the inspiring story of sisters Yusra and Sarah Mardini on Zoom on Wednesday, April 26 at 7 p.m. This quarter, there are two ways to engage before our discussion: Read Yusra Mardini's memoir "Butterfly: From Refugee to Olympian - My Story of Rescue, Hope and Triumph." Or, you can watch the biographical sports drama The Swimmers. […]

Reading Refuge Book Club: Sola Mahfouz


We are thrilled to welcome Sola Mahfouz to talk about her new book, Defiant Dreams, a searing, deeply personal memoir of a tenacious Afghan girl who educated herself behind closed doors and fought her way to a new life. Sola Mahfouz, born in Afghanistan in 1996, faced immense hardships under the Taliban's rule, being denied […]

Reading Refuge Book Club: Dr. Nour Akhras


We are thrilled to partner with the Syrian Community Network in welcoming Dr. Nour Akhras to talk about her new book, Just One: A Journey of Perseverance and Conviction,  which chronicles the life of Dr. Akhras, a Syrian American doctor. Dr. Akhras is a pediatric infectious diseases physician, one of only 1,500 in the United […]

Gather for Good – Annual Event 2023

The Glen Club 2901 West Lake Ave, Glenview, United States

2901 West Lake Ave, Glenview, IL 600266:30 - 9:00 pmCan't make it to the event, but still want to donate to help newcomer families?This event is over. NEW! Donate using Zelle. Now, you can donate using Zelle. Using this method means that more of your donation goes to helping refugees as there are no fees […]


North Shore Migrant Response

St. Francis Xavier School Gym 808 Linden Ave, Wilmette, United States

BPB is pleased to co-sponsor this important conversation. The event is free, but please register so we know that your coming!


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