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Chicago African Summit & Community Resource Fair
May 26, 2021 6:00 pm
United African Organization
May 20, 2021
Virtual via Zoom


The annual Chicago African Summit and Community Resource Fair returns again this year for reflection, engagement and networking as we grapple with critical issues facing the African Diaspora community today. The five-day convening includes virtual community resource connections on housing, employment, immigration, and an in-person Healthy Parenthood Resource Fair & Family Give Away.


SATURDAY- 5/22/2021  11:00 AM  Virtual Conversations: 

  • Education as a Human Right: Addressing Equity Issues for African Diaspora Students
  • Immigration Detention, Mass Incarceration & the Fight for Citizenship
MONDAY- 5/24/2021 4:30 PM  Virtual Conversations: 

  • Housing Equity - IHDA’s Illinois Rental Payment Program: How to Apply;                                                                                          (Speaker: Aubrey Lutz, Illinois Housing Development Authority)
TUESDAY- 5/25/2021 6:00 PM  Virtual Conversations: 

  • Career Connections in Technology & the Trades;                    (Speakers: Cassidy Rappaport, Upwardly Global, City Colleges of Chicago, Aunt Martha’s)
WEDNESDAY- 5/26/2021 6:00 PM  Virtual Conversations: 

  • Immigration Relief Options for Victims of Violence/Crime:
    A Review of VAWA, T-Visa & U-Visa;                          (Speakers: Abubakr Meah, Manissan Karamoko, UAO)
THURSDAY- 5/27/2021 12:00 PM  In Person Resource Fair: 

  • Healthy Parenthood Resource Fair & Family Giveaway Event
    (Diapers, Clothing, Food, Books, and much more)                               +                                                                                      FREE COVID Vaccines (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
#Thank You!


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Rich sessions for you

Imagine this: One unique space with special focus on contemporary African issues, public policy advocacy, and community empowerment.

  • Enjoy extensive networking opportunities with scholars, legislators, community activists, policy advocates, students and community allies;
  • Engage in constructive dialogue and reflection on critical issues facing Africans in the Diaspora;
  • Connect with information and resources on employment, immigration, legal services, housing, health screenings and other at the Community Resource Fair.
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Got questions? We have answers…

1. When and where is the Chicago African Summit & Resource Fair?
 Held annually in May to commemorate African Liberation Day, the Chicago African Summit & Resource Fair will take place May 22-27, 2021 with virtual and in-person sessions.           



2. How much is the registration?
 Registration is FREE. Click here to Register now!.


3. Can I bring a guest?
 We welcome you and guests to the Chicago African Summit & Resource Fair. However for planning purposes we encourage all attendees to register.


4. Will there be Internet access?
 The convening is virtual this year. For the in-person event on 5/27/2021, complimentary Internet access will be available.


5. What should I wear?
 Attire is business casual. Feel free to dress in traditional African attire.


6. How can we participate in the Resource Fair?


7. How do I update my registration details?


8. Have other questions?

 Email events@uniteafricans.org or call 312-949-9980.