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From Brews to Backpacks: a Fundraiser to Support Refugee Children

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Half Acre Beer Company

4257 North Lincoln Avenue

Chicago, IL 60618

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Food! Beer! Art! Raffle Prizes! Silent Auction!

All food and drinks included in the ticket price!

In our continuing efforts to #standup4humanrights, we are raising funds for the Adopt-A-Future campaign. Over 65 million people have fled their homes and risked their lives in search of refuge. Most are children, but less than half have access to education. Through the Adopt-A-Future campaign, we are working to help prevent a lost generation by giving refugee children the education they need to build a better future.

At Brews to Backpacks, we invite you to sample Half Acre's best brews while helping support the needs of the Shabele Primary School in Kenya's Kakuma Refugee Camp. Your generous gifts will provide students with the materials they need to learn and study, as well as help provide adequate classrooms, teachers, and afterschool resources.




Guest of Honor and Speaker:

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Seemi Choudry - Director, Office of New Americans (ONA)

Mayor’s Office, City of Chicago

Born and raised in Venezuela, Seemi is the child of Pakistani immigrants who immigrated with her family of six to Chicago in the late 90's. In 2010, she graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish. Since then, she has worked in community development, program management, conflict mediation and financial technology. All the while, she has fostered a strong interest in serving Chicago's immigrant communities. In 2016, Seemi joined the Mayor's Office as the Director of the Office of New Americans. As Director, she works on public policy and community engagement in relation to Chicago's immigrant and refugee populations in an effort to make Chicago the most #1 welcoming city in the country. As Director, she convened an immigration task force earlier this year and was responsible for launching Chicago’s public service campaign “One Chicago.” Amidst a hostile political landscape for immigrants, Seemi has been working on progressive policies and ways to champion immigrants’ rights including, but not limited to, filing a lawsuit against the Trump Justice department to protect sanctuary cities, urging Trump to maintain the DACA program for young immigrants and exploring new housing options for Chicago’s refugee community. In her spare time, Seemi runs Q’hubo Supper Clubs where she hosts and promotes up-and-coming immigrant chefs.



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