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Want To Help Syrian Refugees In Chicago? Learn How At Upcoming Forums

By Patty Wetli | January 25, 2017 5:23am
 Representatives from agencies helping refugees resettle in Chicago will speak at upcoming forums.
Representatives from agencies helping refugees resettle in Chicago will speak at upcoming forums.
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LINCOLN SQUARE — The Syrian refugee crisis has played out it front of the entire world, and for those looking for a way to help, a pair of upcoming public forums will offer information on actions Chicagoans can take to assist refugees resettling in the city.

"People want to help these refugees, especially the children, but the rapidly changing nature of the crisis makes it difficult for people to obtain information," said state Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-Chicago), who is co-hosting one of the sessions.

Both forums will feature speakers from agencies working to resettle Syrian refugees in Chicago, as well as refugees themselves.

• Jan. 25, 7-8:30 p.m.: Hear from representatives from Refugee One, World Relief and Heartland Alliance. Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th) will moderate the discussion. Sulzer Library, 4455 N. Lincoln Ave.

• Jan. 30, 6-7 p.m.: Members of the Syrian Community Network, Stand With Aleppo, Syrian American Voice Empowerment and Refugee One will provide an overview of the crisis. Speakers will include refugee Souad Ajjan, who will share his personal story. State Rep. Ann Williams (D-Chicago) and state Rep. Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) are co-hosting with Feigenholtz, Concordia Place, 3855 N. Seeley Ave.

Seating to the latter event is limited. Please RSVP to Daniel@staterepsara.com.