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November 20, 2019

Kidoodles Holiday Shop for A Cause Event

November 20, 2019, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until November 20, 2019

Kidoodles, 3142 Kayjay Dr.
Northbrook, IL 60062 United States
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Get a head start with your holiday shopping and support Building Peaceful Bridges at the same time. We have partnered with Kidoodles to help raise the much needed funds for Building Peaceful Bridges and the families we support. When you shop at Kidoodles on Tuesday, Nov 19 and Wednesday, Nov 20th either online or at the showroom in Northbrook, 15% of your purchase will support Building Peaceful Bridges. Online at use code BPB19. Nov 19 at 8:00am – Nov 20…

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February 10, 2020

Quarterly Monday Luncheon Meetings

February 10, 2020, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lucchetti Home, 1520 Forest Drive
Glenview, IL 60025 United States

Guest speaker, Hannah Werner, ESL Coordinator for the Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago, will be speaking about the ESL Training at the Association. She will speak from 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch and discussion of BPB business topics to follow. BPB hosts educational luncheons listening to refugee stories and “knowledge experts” speak on immigration and refugee programs.

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March 11, 2020

Racine-Kenosha English Festival

March 11, 2020, 10:25 am - 12:00 pm
Carthage College, 2001 Alford Park Drive
Kenosha, WI 51340 United States

Ahlam Mahmood will speak at two festival sessions telling the story of her incredible journey from Baghdad to Damascus to Chicago as told in the multi-award-winning book A Disappearance in Damascus by Deborah Campbell.

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May 18, 2020

BPB’s First “Virtual” Quarterly Luncheon Meeting

May 18, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Jims Porter, Communication and Advocacy Manager for RefugeeOne and member of the Golden Door Coalition, will provide a brief background of the refugee crisis, particularly during COVID-19.  He will introduce how resettlement works and introduce RefugeeOne’s services and programs. In addition, he will highlight the work and history of the Golden Door Coalition. RefugeeOne's mission is to create opportunity for refugees fleeing war, terror, and persecution to build new lives of safety, dignity, and self-reliance. The Gold Door Coalition's vision…

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June 20, 2020

World Refugee Day 2020

June 20, 2020
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World Refugee Day Chicago honors the lives of refugees in our communities by giving a platform for their stories and raising awareness for the 70+ million refugees worldwide. Since 2005, Chicago has commemorated World Refugee Day by organizing events that honor the lives of refugees, give a voice to their stories, and raise awareness of the millions of refugees in the world who have been forced to flee their homes. These events have included workshops, conferences, lunches, street parades, downtown…

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September 21, 2020

Quarterly “Luncheon” Meeting: Immigration and Refugee Policy

September 21, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Topic: Immigration and Refugee Policy   Guest speaker, Galya Ben-Arieh, J.D. ,Ph.D., is a professor in the Political Science Department at Northwestern University and an international expert in refugee and forced migration studies. She has worked for over 20 years bringing her expertise as an academic and lawyer to broaden our understandings of the rights and processes of refugee protection and the role of law in settlement and inclusion in host societies. In 2018 she founded COMPASS – Community Partnerships…

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December 7, 2020

Quarterly Luncheon Meeting: “Day One” with Director Lori Miller

December 7, 2020, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Building Peaceful Bridges (BPB) is excited to welcome Lori Miller at our December 7th Virtual Quarterly Luncheon, (Noon CST). Lori will speak about Day One, a documentary that she produced and directed. Day One follows a group of teenage refugees from war-torn countries who are enrolled at Nahed Chapman New American Academy, a unique public school for refugees and immigrants in St. Louis, MO. Joining her in this luncheon discussion, will be Donnie Harris, former Principal, and Kelly Moore, Director,…

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2020 Annual Event – RESCHEDULED!

December 17, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for our 2020 Annual Educational Event!  Learn about our programs and people How we mentor and support refugee families How we educate Americans on refugee stories Get to know the BPB team! The event is free to join. Registration is required. Donate or Register now!

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February 24, 2021

Book Club – After the Last Border

February 24, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Building Peaceful Bridges (BPB) is excited to welcome Dr. Jessica Goudeau at our first book club meeting on Wednesday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m. CST. Dr. Goudeau will lead our discussion about her book, After the Last Border: Two Families and the Story of Refuge in America, which was named a New York Times Editors’ Choice book. Dr. Goudeau has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Teen Vogue, among many other places, and is…

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March 22, 2021

Quarterly Learning Luncheon with Congressman Brad Schneider

March 22, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Building Peaceful Bridges (BPB) is excited to welcome Congressman Brad Schneider at our Learning Luncheon on Monday, March 22nd at 12:00 p.m. CST in a discussion of proposed reforms of U.S. Immigration Policy 2021 and beyond. Registration is required (see below). Congressman Schneider (D) is a fourth-term representative for the 10th District of Illinois. He has made international affairs a staple of his policies, specifically immigration rights, as evidenced by his membership in the Congressional Refugee Caucus. Together with other…

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