Past Events

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Monthly Luncheon Meeting

BPB Glenview Location Glenview, IL

Educational luncheons listening to refugee stories and "knowledge experts" speak on immigration and refugee programs.

Monthly Luncheon Meeting

BPB Glenview Location Glenview, IL

Educational luncheons listening to refugee stories and "knowledge experts" speak on immigration and refugee programs.

Immigration Storytelling

Wilmette Theater 1122 Central Ave, Wilmette, IL

Program showcases immigrants, their descendants, and ally voices to combat the criminalization of immigrants. These stories, voices, and experiences must be heard. Ahlam Mahmood and seven other storytellers discuss their lives […]

Monthly Luncheon Meeting

Lucchetti Home 1520 Forest Drive, Glenview, IL

Educational luncheons listening to refugee stories and "knowledge experts" speak on immigration and refugee programs. Featured guest is Brother Joseph Schenk, Community Resource Developer, Refugee Resettlement Program of Catholic Charities.

Quarterly Monday Luncheon Meetings

Lucchetti Home 1520 Forest Drive, Glenview, IL

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 […]

BPB’s First “Virtual” Quarterly Luncheon Meeting

Virtual

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 […]

Quarterly “Luncheon” Meeting: Immigration and Refugee Policy

Virtual

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 […]

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