A Discussion with Ahlam Mahmood

Adler University 17 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL

A discussion with Ahlam Mahmood and her daughter Roqayah as they tell their story of life in Iraq and Syria and creating a new home in the United States. Building Peaceful Bridges' mission introduced to the audience.

Bushra’s Baby Shower

BPB Glenview Location Glenview, IL

An American baby shower for our fellow bridge builder Bushra. Bridge builders introduced Bushra and family to an American baby shower. The gifts provided the needed items for a new born baby. Bushra thanked us for being her family here in the U.S.

An Evening With Ahlam Mahmood

Wilmette Public Library 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette, IL

An evening discussion with Ahlam Mahmood and a few of her new friends as she tells her story of creating a new home in a foreign land.  Building Peaceful Bridges' mission introduced to the audience.

Ahlam Mahmood and A Disappearance In Damascus

White Oaks Library 121 E 8th Street, Lockport, IL

An evening discussion with Ahlam Mahmood and a few of her new friends as she tells her story of creating a new home in a foreign land. Discussion centered on A Disappearance in Damascus. Building Peaceful Bridges' mission introduced to the audience.

Christmas Gathering of Bridge Builders

BPB Glenview Location Glenview, IL

We gather to celebrate the holiday season and to celebrate Busha, Zeyad, and family moving to Mishawaka, IN.

ICNA Relief Annual Banquet

Ashyana Banquets 1620 75th Street, Downers Grove, IL

ICNA Relief Annual Fundraising Dinner honoring their partners for the service they provide. Building Peaceful Bridges received a service award.

Ahlam Mahmood and A Disappearance in Damascus

Racine Book Club 75 Seventh Street, Racine, WI

An evening discussion with Ahlam Mahmood and a few of her new friends as she tells her story of creating a new home in a foreign land. Discussion centered on A Disappearance in Damascus. Building Peaceful Bridges' mission introduced to the audience.

Ahlam Mahmood and A Disappearance in Damascus

St. Dennis Catholic Church 1214 S Hamilton Street, Lockport, IL

An evening discussion with Ahlam Mahmood and a few of her new friends as she tells her story of creating a new home in a foreign land. Discussion centered on A Disappearance in Damascus. Building Peaceful Bridges' mission introduced to the audience.

New Years’ Celebration

BPB Glenview Location Glenview, IL

Bridge Builders and the family BPB mentors shared a meal to celebrate the old year completing and the new year starting.

U.S. Citizenship Ceremony

U.S. District Court 5400 Federal Plaza, Hammond, IN

Bushra, Zeyad, and their family became U.S. citizens after passing the required testing. A few bridge builders attended the ceremony and then had a celebratory lunch.

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