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"Emerging Leaders in Brazilian Government"
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Thursday, August 30, 2012

8:30-9:30am
Chicago Cultural Center
Millennium Park Room, 5th Floor
78 E. Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602

WorldChicago will host a public forum for three government officials from Brazil who will address current events, government structure and politics in Brazil.   

 

Come hear from the Mayor of a town in Santa Catarina, a Legal Advisor in the Federal Senate and a government official for international relations from Rio de Janeiro.

 

These delegates will be participating 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

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FLEXHOST A HIGH SCHOOL EXCHANGE STUDENT FROM RUSSIA-SEEKING A TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT HOST! 

Temporary Housing Needs- WorldChicago Seeks a temporary host for 2 weeks to 2 months OR a permanent host for the Academic Year! 

 

Anna, a FLEX student from Ukraine,

meeting her Chicago host sister for the first time!   

FLEX student  

 Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Program: Russia

 

Description: The Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Program has been a program of the U.S. Department of State for nearly 20 years. The program seeks to promote mutual understanding between the United States and the countries of Eurasia by providing secondary school students (ages 15-17) the opportunity to live in the U.S. for an academic year. Students are fluent in English.   

 

WorldChicago needs your help!  We are seeking a temporary or permanent host family placement for a female student from Russia.  Olga will arrive this month to begin school at South Shore International College Preparatory High School.  Ideally, the host family will live in or near to Hyde Park.  In Russia, Olga attends an art school, where she plays the accordion and electronic piano.  Invite her into your home! 

 

The placement deadline is soon. If you are interested, please contact John Baum at jbaum@worldchicago.org or 312-254-1800 x100.

 

To apply, click here.

 

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

 

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.

WCOTHEREVENTSOTHER WORLDCHICAGO EVENTS 

Global Experience, Making a Local Impact on Your Career - A Roundtable Discussion Co-sponsored by WorldChicago, Harold Washington College, and Illinois Institute of Technology

 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

5:30-7:30pm

Harold Washington College, Room #1115

30 E. Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60601

Networking! Networking! Networking!

 

Join us for this careers focused event that will welcome current professionals from the following sectors as roundtable discussion leaders - 1) business; 2) technology; 3) non-profit; 4) arts and architecture. The event will begin with introductions from our career professionals and then attendees will break up into small groups to begin brief rotations. All attendees will have the opportunity to hear from each round-table leader about the influences of previous international experiences on their career paths and how they got to where they are today. Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions and engage in small group conversation with current professionals. This event is ideal for college students, graduate students, recent grads, and those looking for new opportunities.

 

Light refreshments will be served. Dress is business casual.  

 

Advance registration required. Link here.  

FREE OF CHARGE!

AUCTIONBID ON THE WORLDCHICAGO ONLINE AUCTION - NEW ITEMS ADDED WEEKLY!  BIDDING FOR A GREAT CAUSE- SUPPORT CITIZEN DIPLOMACY IN CHICAGO!

WorldChicago Online Auction "Chicago - New Delhi" Is Now Open!

***New Items Added***

http://www.biddingforgood.com/worldchicago

The auction will run from August 1, 2012 to September 16, 2012, with proceeds going to WorldChicago in order to support programs of Citizen Diplomacy in Chicago. Auction items include great get-aways, overnight stays in some of Chicago's finest hotels, restaurant and theater packages, sports memorabilia, yoga classes, autographed copies of books and more.  All items are guaranteed to delight and surprise. So, tell your friends, family, and community.  

 

This is a sampling of some of the amazing packages available -  

 

Celebrating Theatrical Culture in Lincoln Park and Lakeview

This package includes:

1) two (2) regular tickets to any performance at TimeLine Theatre  

2) two (2) tickets to Philip Dawkin's "Failure: A Love Story" at the Victory Gardens Theater  

3) four (4) VIP passes to iO Improv Comedy's "Storytown" in iO's Del Close Theater and two (2) VIP passes to any iO Improv Comedy show at the Cabaret Theater  

 

Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro meets Music of the Baroque

This package includes:

1) Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro - overnight accommodations for one night in a king suite

Hotel Location: 733 W. Madison, Chicago, IL 60661

2) A pair of tickets to a Music of the Baroque performance in the 2012-13 season.

 

Contemporary Earrings by Amy Faust

Description: 

Donated by the Lillstreet Art Center, enjoy this lovely pair of earrings by Amy Faust, a jeweler based in Oakland, California, who uses color and a confluence of organic shapes combined with a variety of recycled materials to create contemporary, elegant and highly wearable jewelry.  Amy is also a dedicated "Green" artist and is as eco-friendly as possible in her business. 

 

 

LEGFELLOWSHOMESTAY HOSTS NEEDED FOR LEGISLATIVE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS  

Russia and Turkey Legislative Fellowship Program

Chicago Dates: October 12 - November 7, 2012


Description: 8 Emerging Public Policy Leaders from Russia and Turkey will be completing fellowships at State and Local Government Offices and NGO's in Chicago.    

All participants are fluent in English.  Individual profiles are available for these fellows.     

 

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.

 

South & Central Asian Legislative Fellows Program  

Chicago Dates: October 21 - November 7, 2012      


Description: 4 Emerging Public Policy Professionals from 4 South & Central Asian Countries 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.      

  • Chile - Human Trafficking Prevention - August 25 - 29
  • Brazil - Government Accountability - August 29 - September 2
  • Brazil - High School Exchanges - August 29 - September 2
  • Romania - Social Media and Youth Activism - August 30 - September 6
  • France Economic Integration -  September 5 - 8
  • Yemen - Economic Policy - September 4 - 8
  • Germany - US Election - September 6 - 9
  • Africa Regional Project - Women & Business Development - September 11 - 15
  • Belgium - Journalism and Politics - September 15 - 18 
OTHEREVENTSOTHER INTERNATIONAL EVENTS AROUND TOWN 

Casa Cultura Brasiliera Presents: CeleBrasil

Thursday, September 6, 2012, 6:30-9:30pm

Floating World Gallery, 1925 North Halsted Street, Chicago

 

CeleBrasil is the celebration of the vibrant nation and culture of Brazil with entertainment, cuisine, honorees and networking. This event, sponsored in part by the Consulate General of Brazil in Chicago, will feature a photo exhibition, a live dance performance by Luna Negra, and a Capoeira performance. Brazilian specialties will be served alongside beer, wine, and the cocktail of Brazil, the caipirinha - all included in the ticket price of $75.

 

Learn more at www.celebrasil.org and Buy your ticket today at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/260122

 

Fulcrum Point Annual Concert for Peace

Harmony - East Meets West

 

Tuesday, September 11, 7:30 PM (ONE NIGHT ONLY)

Chase Auditorium at 10 S Dearborn St., Chicago

 

This event will feature globally inspired music and song from Native American, Chinese, Indian-American and Israeli artists. The uplifting Annual Concert for Peace, inspired by a vision of a harmonious world, features the Fulcrum Point ensemble, led by Burns, joined by special guest artists,

 

Learn more at www.fulcrumpoint.org

SUPPORTTHANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!  

Support Citizen Diplomacy in Chicago Today! 

Sincerely,
Lexy Gore, Associate Director - Outreach
WorldChicago