The Alice Center at Goodman Theatre
Tickets are FREE; reservations required
Arts in Action
Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 5pm
The Alice B. Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement
Inspired by Shedrick Yarkpai’s story in Objects in the Mirror, this panel discussion will feature organizations working with refugees and immigrants living in the Chicagoland area. Patrons may stay afterward to learn tangible ways to support their efforts.
Partner organizations include:
RefugeeOne: Since 1982, RefugeeOne has welcomed to Chicago more than 17,000 refugees fleeing every major world crisis, from Cambodian survivors of the killing fields to Syrians displaced by the ongoing civil war. As Illinois’ largest resettlement agency, they walk alongside refugees on the road to self-reliance—greeting them at O’Hare, finding their first apartments, teaching English and helping them find jobs, supporting children in school, and matching refugees with volunteers to help them acclimate to life in the United States.
Syrian Community Network: Syrian Community Network (SCN) assist, aids, and eases the resettlement of Syrian refugees to the Chicagoland area by facilitating a bridge of mutual support between the newly arrived refugees and the local community.
American Relief Coalition for Syria: The American Relief Coalition for Syria (ARCS) is a coalition of secular, non-political, Syrian diaspora led humanitarian organizations that provide multi-sector relief inside of Syria, as well as assistance and services to millions of displaced Syrian refugees in host countries.
Latinos Progresando: Latinos Progresando’s mission is to deliver high-quality information and resources for people to build secure, healthy, and productive lives. The Chicago based organization’s programming includes comprehensive immigration legal services, theater arts programs, scholarship funds, health education and community organizing.
Hyde Park Refugee Project: The Hyde Park Refugee Project consists of Hyde Park residents and other volunteers from Chicago’s South Side working together to resettle refugee families in our neighborhood and transition them to self-sufficiency.