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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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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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