United African Organization

PHOTO REEL: 7th Annual Chicago African Summit and Resource Fair

May 21, 2013SarahBlog, Photo Reel

Pictured: Rosemarie Tamba (UAO), Congressman Bobby Rush (D-IL-1), Alie Kabba (UAO), Ngozi Nmezi (Washington DC), Bakary Tandia (New York).

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On Saturday, May 18th, United African Organization hosted its 7th Annual Chicago African Summit & Resource Fair at the Northeastern Illinois University’s Carruther’s Center for Inner City Studies.

At the Summit, attendees had the opportunity to reflect on critical issues that affect the African community. Panel discussions on comprehensive immigration reform, accessing healthcare through the Affordable Care Act, and organizing African immigrants and refugees on the local and national level informed the community on how these policies affect them and the importance of advocacy work to fight African issues.

Congressman Bobby Rush (D-IL-1) gave the keynote speech, further motivating the crowd to be advocates for change in regards to African issues.

We would like to thank all of our panelists for providing thought-provoking information and stimulating conversation throughout the day, as well as all of our interns and volunteers for making this event a success.

A special thanks to the organizations that participated in the Resource Fair providing health, immigration, legal, and employment services to the community.

Want more information on our annual Summit and Resource Fair? Contact us today at 312-949-9980

Until next year!

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