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2019 Spring Farewell in Pilsen!

THE FULBRIGHT ASSOCIATION-Chicago Chapter and the Institute of International  Education (IIE) invite you, your family, colleagues, and friends to attend our 2019 Spring Farewell.

This event has two parts: A museum visit, and a restaurant gathering.

DATE Sunday, April 28th, 2019
TIME 1:30-2:30p.m.
LOCATION National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St, Pilsen Neighborhood
*Guided tour OR self walk thru

TIME 3-5p.m.
LOCATION D’Nuez Restaurant, 2000 W. 18th St. (b/t S. Wolcott and Damen) Pilsen

RSVPs are required by April 26, 2019! Please R.S.V.P. using this FORM.

After you RSVP you may pay via PayPal by clicking HERE.

You can also pay at the event using cash, or check. We are unable to take credit card payments at the event.

It is time to give a fond farewell to the visiting Fulbright students and scholars who will soon be returning to their home countries/kickoff summer break. What a great opportunity to gather with the Fulbright Association members of the Chicago Chapter to say ‘thank you’ to our guests, and for visiting Fulbrighters and alumni to affirm friendships as well as academic and professional connections.

This year we are highlighting Chicago’s vibrant and ever-altering Pilsen neighborhood!

COST FREE for current visiting Fulbright Students and Scholars and members of the consular corps.
$15 per person for guests, family members, Fulbright Association members and Fulbright Alumni.

Street parking is available.

If you will be using public transportation, you can plan your trip with the CTA Trip Planner: www.transitchicago.com

If you have questions about the event, please email fulbrightchicago@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you at the event! *Please note that photos and video will be taken at the event.

This program has been made possible by support from the Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

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Chicago welcomes Fulbright students and scholars

A great Fall Welcome event to start the academic year

A great Fall Welcome event to start the academic year

By Cristina Sisson—ON SEPTEMBER 28th, 2013, the Chicago Chapter of the Fulbright Association and the Institute of International Education (IIE) kicked off the 2013 academic year with a Fall Welcome in the heart of Chicago’s Pilsen Historic District.

Fulbright students and scholars getting ready for the Pilsen neighborhood toor

Fulbright students and scholars getting ready for the Pilsen neighborhood toor

Over eighty visiting Fulbright scholars and students from around the world and twenty Chicago-area alumni gathered on a sunny fall day for an informal lunch  at Simone’s, a unique local bar, located on Chicago’s near south side.  After brief introductions and invitations to participate in future Chicago Chapter events, guests competed against each other to complete a Chicago facts scavenger hunt.

Fulbright Chicago Treasurer Cristina Sisson and President Ron Harvey explaining how the Chicago Scavenger Trivia works

Fulbright Chicago Treasurer Cristina Sisson and President Ron Harvey explaining how the Chicago Scavenger Trivia works

Participants worked in groups on the Chicago Scavenger Hunt

Participants worked in groups on the Chicago Scavenger Hunt

Guests then enjoyed an informal lecture on the history of the Pilsen community by Northeastern professor, Luis Ortiz, before being divided into small walking groups led by local community members.

Participants listen to the presentation at Simone's, prior to start the Pilsen neighborhood tour

Participants listen to the presentation at Simone’s, prior to start the Pilsen neighborhood tour

Participants and guests listening to the presentation

Participants and guests listening to the presentation

Fulbrighters and guests flooded onto the streets of Pilsen to check out the neighborhood murals, community centers, and artist studios while Professor Ortiz highlighted the historical significance of certain buildings, murals, and streets.  It was a perfect start to year of events organized by our Chicago Chapter.

Students and scholars walking on Pilsen streets on a beautiful fall day

Students and scholars walking on Pilsen streets on a beautiful fall day

Guests also had the opportunity to purchase “I am Fulbright Chicago” t-shirts, designed by board member, Elio Leturia.  T-shirts will be available for purchase at every Fulbright event in navy and sky blue for $15.00. Get yours before they are sold out!

On the way to the Pilsen murals

On the way to the Pilsen murals

A great chance to meet Fulbrighters from all over the world

A great chance to meet Fulbrighters from all over the world

Photos Courtesy Ivy Gladys Marischa, Patti Powell and Elio Leturia

Welcome to Chicago; welcome to Pilsen. RSVP now!

Colorful Pilsen mural. Photo by Adam Jones

Colorful Pilsen mural. Photo by Adam Jones

Pilsen, postcard before 1914.

Pilsen, postcard before 1914.

THE CHICAGO CHAPTER OF THE FULBRIGHT ASSOCIATION and the Institute of International Education (IIE) invite you, your family, colleagues, and friends to attend the 2013 Fall Welcome.

Let us welcome you with an informal lunch at Simone’s, a unique local bar, in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, located on Chicago’s near south side. Then, join us for a walking tour of the Pilsen Historic District. The neighborhood was historically the first-stop for American immigrants from Bohemia (Czech Republic) and more currently from Mexico.  We hope to see you there!

WHEN Saturday, September 28th, 2013

TIME 11 am.-2 pm.

WHERE Lunch at 11 am. at Simone’s, 960 W 18th Street, Chicago, IL 60608.  Tour leaves from Simone’s at 1 pm.

COST Students and Scholars, free; Guests of Visiting Students and Scholars, Fulbright Association members and guests, $15 (includes lunch and tour)

HOW TO GET THERE CTA Blue line to the UIC-Halsted station. CTA Bus Routes 8 or 18 have a stop 2 blocks from Simone’s at the Halsted and 18th St. intersection. Also CTA Pink Line, get off at 18th St. and walk to Simone’s (a mile going west.)

PARKING Street parking on 18th Street or Halsted Street walking distance of Simone’s.

 RSVPs are required. Please RSVP (by Tuesday, September 24th, 2013) using the online form HERE

After you RSVP, please pay online to reserve your spot: http://tinyurl.com/2013FallWelcomeFulbright

For questions or concerns, please email fulbrightchicago@gmail.com.