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March 21, 2017

A Discussion with Ahlam Mahmood

March 21, 2017, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Adler University, 17 N. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60602 United States

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.

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September 12, 2018

Ahlam Mahmood and A Disappearance in Damascus

September 12, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Racine Book Club, 75 Seventh Street
Racine, WI 53403 United States

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.

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October 30, 2018

Ahlam Mahmood and A Disappearance in Damascus

October 30, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Dennis Catholic Church, 1214 S Hamilton Street
Lockport, IL 60441 United States

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.

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August 19, 2019

Monthly Luncheon Meeting

August 19, 2019, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
BPB Glenview Location Glenview, IL 60025 United States

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

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September 16, 2019

Monthly Luncheon Meeting

September 16, 2019, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
BPB Glenview Location Glenview, IL 60025 United States

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

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October 17, 2019

Immigration Storytelling

October 17, 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wilmette Theater, 1122 Central Ave
Wilmette, IL 60091 United States

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 this evening. Ahlam tells her story of fleeing her home in Iraq, being a humanitarian leader in Syria, friendship with Deborah Campbell, imprisonment, and starting a new life with her family in the United States.

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November 18, 2019

Monthly Luncheon Meeting

November 18, 2019, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lucchetti Home, 1520 Forest Drive
Glenview, IL 60025 United States

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.

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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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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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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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