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September 8, 2021

Quarterly Learning Luncheon with Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

September 8, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

Jan SchakowskyBuilding Peaceful Bridges (BPB) is excited to welcome Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky at our Learning Luncheon on Wednesday, September 8th at 12:00 p.m. CST in a discussion about critical issues affecting refugees. Registration is required (see below). BPB hosts educational luncheons listening to refugee stories and “knowledge experts” speak on immigration and refugee programs.

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November 15, 2021

Quarterly Learning Luncheon

November 15, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST

Language is the key, opening the door to success for new immigrants.Building Peaceful Bridges (BPB) is delighted to host Evanston Township High School’s (ETHS) World Languages and Bilingual Department Chair, Rachel D’Onofrio, and ESL Teacher, Katie Kelly, to speak about the Bilingual Education Program at ETHS. This Virtual Quarterly Luncheon will be held on Monday November 15th, at 12:00 PM. BPB is combining its Learning Luncheon and Reading Refuge Book Club this 4th Quarter. Our books in 2021 have been…

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December 2, 2021

2021 Annual Event

December 2, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST

Register for the Annual Benefit (You will be sent a Zoom link prior to the event) Call to Action Support five newly arrived Afghan families. Affordable Housing Fund var fundraising_thermometer_804 = {"layout":"1","fill-color":"rgba(17, 174, 166, 1)","goal-amount":"20000","progress-amount":"6000","show-goal-amount":"1","show-progress-percentage":"1","show-progress-amount":"1","animate-progress-fill":"1"};

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February 28, 2022

Quarterly Learning Luncheon

February 28, 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST

Housing Challenges for Afghan Newcomers.Join us for a panel discussion on the housing issues that face the new influx of Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders and evacuees from Afghanistan. As hundreds of new Afghan evacuees are welcomed to the Chicagoland area, housing has emerged as the most difficult part of the resettlement process. Added to the fact that there is already an affordable housing crisis in our country, evacuees come in with very limited means and no credit history here.…

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March 30, 2022

Reading Refuge Book Club – Bela Suhayda

March 30, 2022, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

Building Peaceful Bridges (BPB) is excited to welcome Bela Suhayda at our next Reading Refuge Book Club, Wednesday, March 30th at 7:00 pm to discuss his book, From Tyranny to Liberty, A Personal Story. Bela authored From Tyranny to Liberty, a harrowing story of his family's escape from their Hungarian homeland after the Communist Russia invasion of 1956. Bela walks us through their journey from Hungary to resettlement in America as a Refugee. We can see with the Ukrainian crisis how…

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