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WorldChicago Coffee Conversations Series

"The Rise of Social Entrepreneurship in India"

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 
8:30-9:30am

Chicago Cultural Center, 5th Floor, Millennium Park Room, Chicago, IL 60602

 

More details here.

Cost: WorldChicago members, free; Contact Lexy Gore at Lgore@worldchicago.org or (312) 254-1800 x103 to register. 
Non-member Registration:$10

April Homestay Hosting Opportunities

WorldChicago is actively seeking homestay hosts for a number of U.S. Department of State sponsored international exchange programs in April.  

 

Coming Soon!

Legislative Fellows Program - Eastern Europe - April 4 to May 8, 2013 - still need homestay host for a disability rights leader and jazz musician from Russia with visual impairment

 

Delegate Profile: Andriy is from Arkhangelks, Russia, where he teaches young people with disabilities about their rights, and how to exercise and advocate for them. An accomplished musician, he also teaches Braille music writing and composition. He holds a Master's degree in Linguistics and in 2008-2009, he was a Fulbright Scholar at Michigan State University where he studied music therapy, jazz history, and teaching language methods. He is hoping to continue improving the lives of people with disabilities back home using the knowledge gained on his exchange program.

 

Community Connections Program - Belarus - April 10 to May 1, 2013 - still need homestay host for 1 female human rights leader

 

Legislative Fellows Program - South Central Asia - April 14 to May 8, 2013- still need homestay hosts for a Member of Parliament from Sri Lanka and a State President for the Indian Youth Congress from India

 

Open World Leadership Program - Turkmenistan - April 24 to May 2, 2013 - still looking for homestay hosts for two transportation infrastructure development professionals from Turkmenistan

 

Empower Access Fellows Program - South Central Asia - April 26 to May 21, 2013

- still looking for homestay hosts for disability rights advocacy leaders from Kazakhstan, Pakistan, and Tajikistan.

Special Note - two of the Empower Access Fellows are in wheelchairs and one has visual impairment.

 

More information here and/or by contacting Maria Krasinski at mkrasinski@worldchicago.org or (312) 254-1800 x102.   

 

Thank you! 

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SPRINGDIPLOWORLDCHICAGO SPRING DIPLOMACY LUNCHEON FUNDRAISER- MAY 7 
WorldChicago Spring Diplomacy Luncheon Fundraiser

"Sports & Citizen Diplomacy"

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

12:00-1:30pm

University Club of Chicago, 76 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603

 

Keynote Speaker

Mr. Lester Munson, WorldChicago Hospitality Host and   

Writer and Reporter, ESPN.com and ESPN; Adjunct Instructor at Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism

 

Lester Munson is a writer and reporter at ESPN.com and ESPN who specializes in legal affairs and investigations. For 23 years, he has reported on money, celebrity, violence, sex, drugs, race, gender, greed, litigation, court decisions and government actions in the sports industry. His recent assignments include the National Hockey League lockout; the concussion crisis in the National Football League; the bounty scandal in the NFL; the Penn State scandals; and, the steroids investigations and trials of Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, and Lance Armstrong. From 1991 to 2004, he was on the staff of Sports Illustrated. He appears frequently on National Public Radio and WTTW, the Chicago affiliate of the Public Broadcasting System. He has received several awards in journalism, and his work has appeared in the series, "Best American Sportswriting." He is an adjunct instructor at the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism. He is a graduate of Princeton University and The University of Chicago Law School. His wife, Judith, is the executive director of the International Collaborative for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and has devoted her legal career to public health issues on the local, state, federal, and international levels. Lester and Judith live in Chicago and are WorldChicago hospitality hosts. 


Individual Tickets: $125 

 

Sponsorships Opportunities
Gold Sponsor: $5,000
Silver Sponsor: $2,500
Bronze Sponsor: $1,800

 

Questions? Please contact Lexy Gore at Lgore@worldchicago.org or 312-254-1800 x103.

 

WCOTHEREVENTSOTHER UPCOMING WORLDCHICAGO EVENTS
WorldChicago Young Internationals Chocolate Tasting Tour

(open to graduate students, young professionals AND those young at heart)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from 5:45-8:45pm
Tour Begins @ 900 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago(Bloomingdale's mall)

(inside by the ground-floor concierge desk, where you'll see our Tour Guide with a "Chicago Chocolate Tours" banner)

 

Join WorldChicago as our Young Internationals recognize March as Women's History Month!

 

We are excited to participate in a customized walking tour led by woman-owned, Chicago Chocolate Tours!  Enjoy our customized tasting tour including visits and samples from women-owned local "sweet treat" businesses as well as a Belgian chocolatier too!  Chicago Chocolate Tours will also give each participate MORE chocolate with a very special WorldChicago sampler of international chocolate delights. The tour will conclude at Argo Tea.

 

Cost$25 per person ($15 savings per person; regular "public" tours cost $40) 

 

Special Notes: The tour will take place rain, snow, or shine because chocolate tastes great in all weather! You can bring or buy water if you like, and please feel free to wear comfortable shoes and clothing for this walking and tasting tour.

 

WorldChicago Coffee Conversations Series

"The Rise of Social Entrepreneurship in India"

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 
8:30-9:30am

Chicago Cultural Center, 5th Floor, Millennium Park Room, Chicago, IL 60602

 

WorldChicago will host a public forum for 4 U.S. Department of State delegates from India who will be in the U.S. to study successful models of social entrepreneurship, and how innovation can drive positive social and environmental change. As founders and directors of their own social entrepreneurship businesses in India, they will speak about their experiences developing and managing these projects, and the rise of social entrepreneurs in the Indian context. Q & A to follow. Continental breakfast will be provided.

Cost: WorldChicago members, free; Contact Lexy Gore at Lgore@worldchicago.org or (312) 254-1800 x103 to register. 

Non-member Registration:$10  

APRILHOSTING3HOMESTAY HOSTING OPPORTUNITIES - APRIL/MAY 2013

April Homestay Hosting Opportunities

WorldChicago is actively seeking homestay hosts for a number of U.S. Department of State sponsored international exchange programs in April.  We will have a total of 28 program participants in Chicago this April that will be staying with homestay hosts as part of their cultural immersion experience!

 

Would you be interested in hosting an emerging international public policy official this April in your home?  We are especially looking for the WorldChicago community to help us find homestay hosts for The Empower Access Fellows program participants who require accessible accommodations due to physical disabilities.   

 

The professional program participants are in meetings or internships all day during the week, spending time with host families primarily during evenings and weekends.Varying levels of homestay stipends are available for all programs and most program participants are fluent in English.

 

If interested in more detailed information on any of the programs, please contact Maria Krasinski at mkrasinski@worldchicago.org or (312) 254-1800x102.

 

Coming Soon! 

Legislative Fellows Program - Eastern Europe - April 4 to May 8, 2013 - still need homestay host for a disability rights leader and jazz musician from Russia with visual impairment

             

Delegate Profile: Andriy is from Arkhangelks,Russia, where he teaches young people with disabilities about their rights, and how to exercise and advocate for them. An accomplished musician, he also teaches Braille music writing and composition. He holds a Master's degree in Linguistics and in 2008-2009, he was a Fulbright Scholar at Michigan State University where he studied music therapy, jazz history, and teaching language methods. He is hoping to continue improving the lives of people with disabilities back home using the knowledge gained on his exchange program.

 

Community Connections Program - Belarus - April 10 to May 1, 2013 - still need homestay host for 1 female human rights leader

 

Legislative Fellows Program - South Central Asia - April 14 to May 8, 2013- still need homestay hosts for a Member of Parliament from Sri Lanka and a State President for the Indian Youth Congress from India

 

Open World Leadership Program - Turkmenistan - April 24 to May 2, 2013 - still looking for homestay hosts for two transportation infrastructure development professionals from Turkmenistan

 

Empower Access Fellows Program - South Central Asia - April 26 to May 21, 2013

- still looking for homestay hosts for disability rights advocacy leaders from Kazakhstan, Pakistan, and Tajikistan.

Special Note - two of the Empower Access Fellows are in wheelchairs and one has visual impairment.

 

Thank you for opening your homes and hearts to our springtime visitors!

 

IVLPINTERNATIONAL VISITOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
International Visitor Leadership Program:

Description: This U.S. Department of State program identifies foreign leaders in a variety of fields to visit the U.S. for 3 weeks (visiting 3-5 cities) to meet their professional counterparts, explore their thematic interest area(s), and experience America firsthand. These visitors stay in hotels.


This is a list of upcoming international delegations visiting Chicago through the International Visitor Leadership Program.

  • India - Social Entrepreneurship - March 16 - 20
  • France - Agriculture- March 28- April 2
  • Saudi Arabia - Religious Education - April 5-6 

If interested in learning more about any of these programs, please contact Shanti Freitas at  sfreitas@worldchicago.org or (312) 254-1800 x107. 

OTHEREVENTOTHER INTERNATI0NAL EVENT AROUND TOWN  
Join WorldChicago at WBEZ's Global Activism Expo
Saturday, April 6, 2013 from noon - 6:00pm
UIC Forum, 725 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago

Look for WorldChicago's exhibit table there!

 

Eat, drink, dance and learn at WBEZ's Global Activism Expo where you can explore what activists are doing in Chicago to make an impact across the world, and have an opportunity to join in. In its sixth year, the event aims to be bigger, more interactive and provide more opportunities to positively change the world.

 

The Expo is free, but your RSVP is strongly encouraged - you can RSVP and get more details here:

http://www.wbez.org/air-events-6th-annual-global-activism-expo-102172

SUPPORTTHANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!  

Support Citizen Diplomacy in Chicago Today! 

Sincerely,
Lexy Gore, Associate Director - Outreach
WorldChicago