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WorldChicago Cultural Fundraiser
Incredible India- A Night to Remember
Chairperson: WorldChicago Board Member, Greta Pope

Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 6:00-8:30pm
Union League Club of Chicago, 65 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604

Celebrate Gandhi's birthday with WorldChicago! 

Enjoy a night of Indian culture and fun - hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and a live dance performance by Natya Dance Theatre, amongst the most critically acclaimed and culturally treasured Indian dance companies in the United States!

Join in on the bidding fun too; there will be an excellent live and silent auction!  And, it's all for a great cause- WorldChicago, supporting programs of Citizen Diplomacy in Chicago!

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INCREDINDIAWORLDCHICAGO CULTURAL FUNDRAISER- INCREDIBLE INDIA
A NIGHT TO REMEMBER- TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012 

WorldChicago Cultural Fundraiser

Incredible India- A Night to Remember

Chairperson: WorldChicago Board Member, Greta Pope

 

Join us in supporting Citizen Diplomacy initiatives in Chicago!

 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

6:00-8:30pm

Union League Club of Chicago

65 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604

  

Celebrate Gandhi's birthday with WorldChicago!

 

Enjoy a night of Indian culture and fun - hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and a live dance performance by Natya Dance Theatre, amongst the most critically acclaimed and culturally treasured Indian dance companies in the United States! 

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The Natya Dance Theatre Company performs Katha, which uses tales and myths of India to explore universal human values in a way that is accessible to diverse audiences. Chicago-based Natya Dance Theatre, under the artistic leadership of acclaimed dancer, choreographer, and dance educator, Hema Rajagopalan, has been hailed by The New York Times as, "Admirably precise... animated... sensual... exceptional... triumphant... daring."  

 

Join in on the bidding fun too; there will be an excellent live and silent auction!

 

Ticket Price/Registration:  $100 per person 

 

Our Grand Live Auction Prize is a trip to India!  

Thank you to our airline sponsor  

 

 

 

 

Our Grand Silent Auction Prize is a trip to a fabulous destination in the U.S.!

Thank you to our airline sponsor   

United Airlines  

 

 

Thank you to our Silver Sponsors

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Mr. and Mrs. Steven and Jessica Sarowitz    

    

Thank you to our Bronze Sponsors

Allerton Hotel Chicago, Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown, Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown, Hotel Indigo Chicago Downtown

 

Sponsorship Opportunities - Contact Lexy Gore at Lgore@worldchicago.org or (312) 254-1800 x103.

FLEXHOST A HIGH SCHOOL EXCHANGE STUDENT FROM RUSSIA OR MOLDOVA - SEEKING NORTH SIDE FAMILIES 

Anna, a FLEX student from Ukraine,

meeting her Chicago host sister for the first time!   

FLEX student 

Join in the Fun and Host Olga or Inga in Your Home!

Seeking North Side Families... 

 

Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Program: Russia & Moldova

   

WorldChicago needs your help!  We are seeking permanent host family placements for two female students, one from Russia and one from Moldova.  Olga and Inga arrived in Chicago last month and are now attending Lincoln Park High School.  They are staying with a temporary host family in the area.   If interested in hosting them until the end of the school year, please contact Peggy Parfenoff at pparfenoff@worldchicago.org or (312) 254-1800 x101. Thank you! 

 

To apply, click here.

LEGFELLOWSHOMESTAY HOSTS NEEDED FOR LEGISLATIVE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS  

Russia and Turkey Legislative Fellowship Program

Chicago Dates: October 12 - November 7, 2012

 

Description: Would you be interested in hosting Sultan from Turkey who works in a Gender Studies

Department in Istanbul?  Or Zoya from Russia who heads a civic engagement NGO in Russia?  
 
8 public policy officials from Russia and Turkey participating in the US Department of State's Legislative Fellowship Program.  During their time in Chicago, the fellows will complete fellowships with government agencies and non-governmental organizations in Chicago. 

We are currently seeking homestay hosts for 2 female fellows from Russia and 1 female fellow from Turkey.   

 

South & Central Asian Legislative Fellows Program  

Chicago Dates: October 21 - November 7, 2012      


Description: 4 Emerging Public Policy Professionals from Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan will be completing fellowships at State and Local Government Offices and NGO's in Chicago.  All participants are fluent in English.     

 

Home stays are needed for all of these delegates.  A small stipend is available for homestay hosts. 

 

What do we need?
Each guest with his or her own bed and access to a private or shared bathroom;

Quality time spent with guests to share experiences and insights about daily life and culture in Chicago    

 

Stipends are available to homestay hosts for both programs.  If interested in hosting 1-2 of these Legislative Fellows in your home, please contact John Baum at (312) 254-1800 x100 or jbaum@worldchicago.org.

IVLPINTERNATIONAL VISITOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM & MEAL HOSPITALITY REQUESTS

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.    

 

If you are interested in meeting with these visitors professionally and/or socially for meals in your home, please contact John Baum at (312) 254-1800 x100 or jbaum@worldchicago.org to request these opportunities (please note that not all requests may be met due to scheduling conflicts and programming goals). Meal hospitality has specifically been requested for the visitor programs highlighted below in red. Priority for meal hosting is given to current WorldChicago members.         

  • United Kingdom - Law Enforcement - September 23-26
  • India - Secondary Education - September 25-27
  • Multi-Regional Project - Social Entrepreneurship - September 26-29 
  • Yemen - Public Policy - September 29 - October 3 - Seeking in-home dinner hospitality for these 8 public policy officials on Monday, October 1st.  This group may be split into 2 smaller  groups for hosting.  If interested, please contact John Baum at (312) 254-1800 x100 or jbaum@worldchicago.org.  
  • Senegal - U.S. Legal System - October 3 - 6
  • Ukraine - University Technology - October 3 - 6
  • Australia- Community Development- October 3-6  
WCOTHEREVENTSOTHER WORLDCHICAGO EVENTS 

WorldChicago Coffee Conversations

"Community Policing In the U.S. & U.K."

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
8:30-9:30am
WorldChicago Office

72 E. Randolph Street, 2nd Floor

Chicago, IL 60601     

 

WorldChicago will host a public forum for three policing/security specialists in key positions across the United Kingdom who work on marginalizing extremism and work in "at-risk" communities. They will discuss their approaches to community policing, while also reflecting on what they've learned from their colleagues in the United States, as participants in the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program. Q & A to follow.  Continental breakfast will be provided.

 

Cost & Registration: WorldChicago members, free

Members, contact Lexy Gore to register at (312) 254-1800 x103 or Lgore@worldchicago.org 

 

Non-member Registration: $10 per person 

 

WorldChicago Coffee Conversations, An Affiliate Event of Chicago Ideas Week  

"Religious Pluralism: Perspectives from Pakistan" 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
8:30-9:30am  

Chicago Cultural Center  

1st Floor, Garland Room 

78 E. Washington Street

Chicago, IL 60602

 

WorldChicago will host a public forum for community leaders from Pakistan who will address issues related to religious pluralism in Pakistan.  They will be exploring this issue in the U.S. as participants in the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program.  Q & A to follow. 

 

Continental breakfast will be provided.

 

Cost & Registration: WorldChicago members, free

Members, contact Lexy Gore to register at (312) 254-1800 x103 or Lgore@worldchicago.org 

 

Non-member Registration: $10 per person  

 

OTHEREVENTSOTHER INTERNATIONAL EVENTS AROUND TOWN 

Expo Chicago

Peggy Parfenoff, WorldChicago Executive Director, is a proud member of the Civic Committee.

 

Expo Chicago is the inaugural international exposition of contemporary and modern art and design. This innovative exposition will draw on the city's rich history as a preeminent art fair destination and present a new concept for the art world to explore.

 

Set to occur on Chicago's historic Navy Pier, EXPO CHICAGO will open the fall art season, featuring leading international galleries and offering a curated blend of contemporary and modern art and design. Their museum-quality, concept-driven programming will attract the world's top artists, thinkers, curators and collectors, all with the common aim of fostering new dialogue within the international art community.

 

September 20-23, 2012

Navy Pier, Festival Hall 

 

For tickets and more information: http://expochicago.com/

  

Social Innovation Advocates

Introduce Yourself

Thursday, September 20

6:00 - 9:00pm

Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N. Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60660

$12 Early Bird (until September 6th); $15 Online; $18 At the Door  

 

WorldChicago is pleased to be a partner for this event.

 

2012 SIA will host Introduce Yourself, an event to introduce ourselves to Chicago's nonprofit and art communities as we celebrate the possibility of a more peaceful and just world. SIA works globally to empower the next generation of social entrepreneurs at the margins of society to create business plans while also connecting them with internships and networking opportunities based on their individual needs. The event will showcase visual and performance art from young Chicago artists, as well as a debut screening of Growing to Khula: Chapter 1, a documentary piece following SIA Founder David Flynn through the KwaZulu-natal during SIA's beginning.

 

Register here: http://siadvocates.givezooks.com/events/introduce-yourself  

 

Niagara Foundation Presents Chicago World Forum

featuring H.E. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu

Secretary General, The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)   

 

WorldChicago is a Co-Sponsor of this event.

 

Friday, September 21, 2012

11:30am Reception; 12:00pm Luncheon

 

University Club of Chicago, 76 E. Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603   

 

Cost: $35 online; $45 at the door

Sponsorship opportunities available  

 

To register and for more information, click here.  

 

World Lithuanian Economic Forum in Chicago

Friday, September 21, 2012

8:30am-4:00pm

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, 120 East Delaware Place, Chicago

 

Organized by the Lithuanian Business Confederation with support from: Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania, Washington, D.C.; Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania, Chicago; Enterprise Lithuania; Invest Lithuania; Lithuanian Trade Office, Chicago; International Trade Association of Greater Chicago; Global Strategy, Inc.; and others.

 

Learn about the many advantages of doing business in Lithuania: Innovative & entrepreneurial business sectors (IT; BioPharma & Medical; High Value-added Manufacturing; Healthcare & Wellness Services); Success stories in hosting shared service centers; Attractive investment climate; Logistics hub for European operations.

 

No charge; advance registration required. For information on registration, sponsorships or exhibit space, please e-mail: tom@consultgsi.com, or see: www.wlef.lt.

 

Chicago Ideas Week

October 8-14 throughout the city.

WorldChicago is pleased to host an Affiliate Event with Chicago Ideas Week (see above)  

 

Chicago Ideas Week (CIW) is a premier annual gathering of global thought leaders created to drive ideas into actionable results.  Co-chaired by Brad Keywell, Eric Lefkosky, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and former Mayor Richard M. Daley, CIW brings together widely recognized visionaries to the Midwest to discuss a variety of social topics and share breakthrough concepts.  CIW speakers will include Tom Brokaw, Colin Powell, Edward Norton, Elle Macpherson, Deepak Chopra, and more!  

 

For only $15 a ticket, you will participate the sharing of ideas, inspiring action, and igniting change to positively impact our world.

 

Check out the schedule now to start planning your week!  Click here for the schedule or visit www.chicagoideas.com for more information.

 

SUPPORTTHANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!  

Support Citizen Diplomacy in Chicago Today! 

Sincerely,
Lexy Gore, Associate Director - Outreach
WorldChicago