ICEA is hosting an Open World program in Chicago June 1-9, 2013. The Ukrainian delegation is visiting to learn more about HIV/AIDS/TB programs in USA, specifically in Chicago area. The delegation is scheduled to visit city and county health departments and other professional organizations to learn more about preventative measures and treatment of people with highly infectious illnesses.
Managed by the independent Open World Leadership Center at the Library of Congress, Open World enables emerging Eurasian political and civic leaders to work with their U.S. counterparts and experience American-style democracy at the local level. For more information on Open World, please visit http://www.openworld.gov.
In Washington DC the delegates will meet the Office of U.S. Representative Tammy Duckworth, in Chicago – Illinois State Senator Dick Durbin, Illinois State Senator Matt Murphy, General Consul of Ukraine in Chicago Pravednik Andriy. Also the delegates will visit ACLU of Illinois, Center of Healthcare, Community Outreach (Northwest Community Health Care –NCH), AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Boys & Girls Club of Chicago, SGA Youth & Family Services ,the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), BEHIV, Better Existence with HIV, HIV/AIDS Research and Policy Institute at Chicago State University, Cook County Department of Public Health, Northwestern University School of Medicine, Institute for Healthcare studies, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. The delegates will meet the Ukrainian Medical Association of North America (UMANA), the non-profit organizations: Ukrainian National Museum, World Chicago, Donors Forum, the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Chicago. (YNPN Chicago), Professional Women’s Club of Chicago (PWCC) and familiarize themselves with Palatine historic and cultural landmarks.
Home stays with Palatine-based constituents will allow the delegates to experience American family life. They will also take part in several cultural and community activities, like: visiting museums, attending concerts and shows, and sightseeing tours about Chicago.
ICEA would like to thank in advance all the organizations and families that cooperate in this program. Members of media will be invited to cover this event. A post-factum report will be posted after the program concludes.
For more information and for the list of participants, please contact program Director: