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    • 10/26/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    • Zoom (link provided upon registration)
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    Asia-Pacific Culture and Film Discussion Join Program

    Film Viewing and Discussion

    "Mount Davis from Citadel to Campus"

    A film by Candy Chan, Produced by Janice Ng


    The film viewing will begin at 10:05 a.m SHARP and will be followed by a discussion featuring two guest speakers, Professor Ken Pomeranz and Janice Ng.


    NOTE: Information on how to view the film will be sent to registrants prior to the program.




    Film Description: "For decades, 白屋 ("The White House") stood abandoned on Hong Kong’s Mt. Davis. With a history that extends over the last century, the site was a longstanding reminder of war and conflict. Today, the University of Chicago has transformed the site completely, giving it new life as a center for education. This documentary presents a compelling account of the rich history of the Mt. Davis site as well as its rebirth.”

    • 10/27/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • International House 1414 East 59th Street AND Zoom
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    Our First Joint Hybrid Program:

    IWA and International House – University of Chicago


    Sands : creation through erosion

    Speaker: Soma Roy (The Nourishment Projects)


    This will be a hybrid program taking place in-person at the International House - University of Chicago, as well as on Zoom.  A light lunch will be served.


    When registering for this program please indicate whether you will be attending in person or participating on Zoom.  (Our speaker, Soma Roy, will be presenting from Zoom. )



    Though it molds the quicksands of global politics with durable change, this commodity has had a rocky start. As the building block for concrete, glass and electronics, sand is the second most consumed good in the world by volume after water. Yet the narrative is much more than the shape shifting supply chain story about the commodification of prosaic matter. Few things rival the otherworldly aura of blue-green icebergs sparkling on the black sand beaches of Jökulsárlon's glacier lagoon in Iceland. 


    Viewed through the prisms of flora and fauna, real estate and global trade, sandy coastlines fabricate a fascinating Beauty and the Beast chronicle that is as memorable as the childhood fairytale. On October 27, through the power of perspective, observe your heretofore world view slip right through your fingers.

    • 10/28/2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Avli on the Park, 180 N. Field Blvd, Chicago
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    Join us for an in-person Evening Meet and Greet!


    Avli on the Park

    180 N. Field Blvd.

    Chicago


    All IWA members and potential new members are welcome!


    IWA Contact: Barbara Calabrese, Ying Hirsh, Dell Harmsen

    • 11/01/2021
    • 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Northshore Sculpture Park, Intersection of McCormick Blvd and Capitol St, Skokie
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    North Shore Outdoors: Walk & Talk - Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park




    Monday November 1, 2021


    10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. - Walk Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park

    Intersection of McCormick Blvd and Capitol St


    12:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m. – Optional Lunch Kabul House Restaurant

    2424 Dempster St, Evanston


    Walk Leader: Romayne Kazmer




    RSVP online or to Carolyn LeBlanc-Blatt, cblatt@chicagobooth.edu, 312-550-3827. Please let us know if you are running late or need to cancel.


    HISTORY OF THE PARK: “In 1988 the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park was formed via a collaboration between the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, the Village of Skokie and private citizens. These citizens incorporated as a private not-for-profit corporation with a mission to select, install and maintain a world-class sculpture exhibition and to provide educational programs to enhance the appreciation of these exhibits. Now the park displays more than 60 large scale contemporary sculptures by artists of local, national and international reputation.”


    Directions: The Sculpture Park does not have an exact address and is adjacent to McCormick Blvd on the west and the North Channel of the Chicago River on the east. We will start in Section I which is between Dempster St on the north and Main St on the south. The parking lot entrance is located at mid-section I on the east side of McCormick Blvd opposite Capitol St on the west.


    Directions: Kabul House Restaurant is located on the southeast corner of Dempster St and McDaniel Ave very near the park.


    Walking Location ideas are always appreciated. Join us on Mondays for friendship and walking outdoors. IWA North Shore area events are open to all members.

    • 11/01/2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Zoom (link in confirmation email)
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    • 11/02/2021
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom (link provided upon registration)
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    • 11/03/2021
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Radisson Blu Aqua, 221 N. Columbus Dr, Chicago
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    Join us for an in-person Morning Meet and Greet!




    Radisson Blu Aqua

    221 N. Columbus Dr.

    Chicago


    All IWA members and potential new members are welcome!


    IWA Contact: Barbara Calabrese, Ying Hirsh, Dell Harmsen

    • 11/08/2021
    • 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Highland Park home of IWA member provided in confirmation email
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    North Shore Outdoors: Walk, Talk and Potluck Lunch in Highland Park


    Monday November 8, 2021

     

    10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Walk an architectural houses tour

    Location: Highland Park home of IWA member provided in confirmation email

     

    12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. -Optional Potluck Lunch after walk at member’s home

     

    RSVP online or to Carolyn LeBlanc-Blatt

    Please let us know if you are running late or need to cancel.


    Notes: “Robert Seyfarth's (1878-1950) work became distinguished…by strong geometry, a highly refined sense of proportion, and the selective, discriminating use of historical references…The ideals this architecture sought to express were the very ones the most inventive Chicago architects were trying to embody…order, harmony, and repose. The Chicago History Museum Research Center has an archive of some of Seyfarth's projects.” (per Wikipedia)

     

    Directions: Meet at member's home at 10:30 a.m. to begin walk and drop off potluck items.  Street parking is available.

     

    Walking Location ideas are always appreciated.  Join us on Mondays for friendship and walking outdoors. IWA North Shore area events are open to all members.

    • 11/10/2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Location details in emailed invitation.
    • 12
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    IWA Fall 2021

    Sponsor, Patron, and Founder's Circle

    Appreciation Tea


    (By invitation. For members at the Sponsor, Patron, and Founder's Circle Level. Please see emailed invitation for details. We look forward to seeing you there!)



    • 11/11/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Zoom (link provided upon registration)
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    NEW! Power Hour with Young Professionals

    (Virtual Roundtable Conversations Powered by Young Professionals)


    Surround yourself with people who are going to lift you higher.

    — Oprah Winfrey


    Connect with a group of dynamic young professionals who are determined to meet their goals, who share knowledge and experience with each other and help solve problems and develop ideas for success in personal and professional life.


    We welcome you to celebrate your success, work through your challenges, get motivated, engage in peer-to-peer learning and build friendships!


    The group will meet once a month on second Thursdays.  All Young Professional members are welcome to join.

    • 11/15/2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Zoom (link provided in registration email)
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    Join us for an virtual Evening Meet and Greet on Zoom!


    As the weather gets colder, and as some members prefer to be outside,

    this would be a nice way to stay in touch…


    All IWA members and potential new members are welcome!


    IWA Contact: Barbara Calabrese, Ying Hirsh, Dell Harmsen

    • 11/16/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 702
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    Board of Directors Meeting

    (by invitation)

    • 11/18/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • North Shore Home of IWA Member (address provided in confirmation email)
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    "A Creative Thanksgiving"




    Join us for a Thanksgiving gathering at the home of one of our IWA members.


    Let’s get together and create a one of a kind table setting for this traditional holiday dinner. You will learn how to arrange flowers, set a beautiful holiday table, and have a chance to socialize with other IWA members.


    Refreshments will be served.


    Cost of flower lesson: $25. You will take home a flower or two.


    Limit: 20 members.

    • 11/19/2021
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    Book: Fresh Water for Flowers

    Author: Valerie Perrin

    Discussion Leader: Barbara Herzog


    • 11/23/2021
    • 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    • Zoom (link provided in confirmation email)
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    • 12/08/2021
    • Woman's Athletic Club, 626 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

    Join us on Wednesday, December 8 for our

    Annual Holiday Party!


    LOCATION:

    Woman's Athletic Club

    626 N. Michigan Ave.

    Chicago, IL 60611


    DATE:

    Wednesday, December 8, 2021


    TIME:

    TBA!

    • 12/09/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Zoom (link provided upon registration)
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    NEW! Power Hour with Young Professionals

    (Virtual Roundtable Conversations Powered by Young Professionals)


    Surround yourself with people who are going to lift you higher.

    — Oprah Winfrey


    Connect with a group of dynamic young professionals who are determined to meet their goals, who share knowledge and experience with each other and help solve problems and develop ideas for success in personal and professional life.


    We welcome you to celebrate your success, work through your challenges, get motivated, engage in peer-to-peer learning and build friendships!


    The group will meet once a month on second Thursdays.  All Young Professional members are welcome to join.

    • 12/14/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 702
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    Board of Directors Meeting

    (by invitation)

    • 12/17/2021
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 702
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    Book: Tuscan Child

    Author: Rhys Bowen

    (341, 2018, Italy)

    Discussion Leader: Caroline Cracraft


    A story about family, loss, children, and life choices.

    • 01/18/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 702
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    Board of Directors Meeting

    (by invitation)

    • 02/15/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 702
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    Board of Directors Meeting

    (by invitation)

    • 03/15/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 702
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    Board of Directors Meeting

    (by invitation)

    • 04/19/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 702
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    Board of Directors Meeting

    (by invitation)

    • 05/17/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 702
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    Board of Directors Meeting

    (by invitation)

    • 06/07/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • IWA Office, 307 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 702
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    Board of Directors Meeting

    (by invitation)

    • 06/15/2022
    • TBA

    Join us on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 for our

    Annual Meeting and Luncheon


    Time,  Location and more details TBA!

Past events

10/25/2021 Philanthropy Committee Meeting
10/25/2021 International Poetry
10/24/2021 Hellenic Culture: Program Presented by Hellenic Link-Midwest, Sweet Greeks: First-Generation Immigrant Confectioners in the Heartland
10/20/2021 Tour of Chicago's Pilsen Neighborhood with Professional Artist and Guide
10/19/2021 Board of Directors Meeting, October 2021 (by invitation)
10/16/2021 Chicago Botanic Garden Walk (and Optional Lunch)
10/15/2021 Literature Discussion: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
10/14/2021 Power Hour with Young Professionals
10/11/2021 Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day - IWA Office Closed
10/09/2021 Tour of Graceland Cemetery and Arboretum with guide Bill Herzog
10/06/2021 Morning Meet and Greet - Starbucks at the John Hancock
10/05/2021 French Language (in French) - Un poème que j’aime / A favorite poem of mine.
10/04/2021 North Shore Outdoors: The Grove
09/30/2021 “Culture Shock/Culture Clash” Colorful Stories - A Joint Luncheon with the Fortnightly of Chicago
09/28/2021 Evening Meet and Greet
09/27/2021 International Poetry
09/25/2021 CANCELED - Streeterville Walk & Talk 9/25/21
09/23/2021 IWA Japan Celebration
09/21/2021 Board of Directors Meeting, September 2021 (by invitation)
09/18/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
09/17/2021 Literature Discussion: Need to Know by Karen Cleveland
09/15/2021 CLA Chairs Meeting
09/14/2021 Japan Celebration Committee Meeting
09/14/2021 New Member Morning Coffee (By Invitation)
09/13/2021 North Shore Outdoors: Walk, Talk and Potluck Lunch in Evanston
09/11/2021 CANCELED - Streeterville Walk & Talk
09/10/2021 Film Discussion: Minari
09/09/2021 Power Hour with Young Professionals
09/09/2021 Membership Committee Meeting
09/08/2021 Morning Meet and Greet - Starbucks at the John Hancock
09/07/2021 French Language (in French) - Fall Get-Together
09/06/2021 Labor Day - IWA Office Closed
09/04/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
08/31/2021 Evening Meet and Greet
08/30/2021 North Shore Outdoors: Walk & Talk at Techny Basin Conservation Area, Glenview
08/28/2021 CANCELED - Streeterville Walk & Talk
08/27/2021 North Shore Meet & Greet: That Little French Guy, Highland Park
08/25/2021 Japan Celebration Program: Umeko Tsuda's Contributions to Modern Japan
08/23/2021 CANCELED - CLA Chairs Meeting
08/21/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
08/20/2021 Literature Discussion: A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende
08/19/2021 IWA August Picnic
08/17/2021 Board of Directors Meeting, August 2021 (by invitation)
08/16/2021 North Shore Walk & Talk: Fort Sheridan Walk RAIN REDO
08/14/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
08/12/2021 Power Hour with Young Professionals
08/10/2021 Japan Festival Committee Meeting
08/09/2021 North Shore Outdoors: Walk, Talk and Potluck Lunch in Fort Sheridan
08/07/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
08/04/2021 IWA Japan Celebration Program: Virtual Film Viewing of Sumodo: The Successors of Samurai
08/04/2021 Morning Meet and Greet - Starbucks at the John Hancock
08/02/2021 North Shore Outdoors:Walk, Talk and Lunch in Libertyville
07/31/2021 IWA Japan Celebration Program: Virtual BON Fest from the Garden of the Phoenix, Jackson Park
07/31/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
07/30/2021 North Shore Meet & Greet: That Little French Guy, Highland Park
07/27/2021 Evening Meet and Greet
07/27/2021 Asia-Pacific Culture: Yearly Planning Meeting
07/24/2021 North Shore: Tour of Baha'i Temple in Wilmette
07/24/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
07/22/2021 Hellenic Culture: Tour of "Dancing in Real Life" at Wrightwood 659 Gallery
07/19/2021 North Shore Walk & Talk: All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines
07/17/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
07/16/2021 Literature Discussion: The Stationery Shop of Tehran by Marjan Kamali
07/14/2021 IWA Picnic in Lincoln Park
07/13/2021 Japan Festival Committee Meeting
07/12/2021 North Shore Outdoors: Walk, Talk and Potluck Lunch in Wilmette
07/10/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
07/08/2021 Power Hour with Young Professionals
07/07/2021 Morning Meet and Greet - Starbucks at the John Hancock
07/03/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
06/30/2021 Global Dialogue: Around World in Eighty Birds with Soma Roy
06/28/2021 Internationally Recognized Poets
06/26/2021 CANCELED - Streeterville Walk & Talk
06/25/2021 North Shore Meet and Greet: Sunset Woods Park
06/19/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
06/18/2021 Literature Discussion: Water by Bapsi Sidhwa
06/17/2021 Special North Shore Boutique Gallery Event (Glencoe)
06/16/2021 Global Dialogue: Traveling Through Nicaragua with Catherine de la Chaussee
06/15/2021 Outdoor Evening Meet and Greet
06/15/2021 Japan Gala Committee Meeting
06/14/2021 North Shore Outdoors: Glenview Walk & Talk
06/12/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
06/10/2021 CANCELED - Power Hour with Young Professionals
06/09/2021 Virtual Annual Meeting 2021
06/08/2021 Rescheduled to 6/15 - Japan Gala Committee Meeting
06/08/2021 Board of Directors Meeting, June 2021 (by invitation)
06/07/2021 North Shore Outdoors: Lake Forest Walk & Talk
06/05/2021 IWA Outdoor Picnic & Walk - Lincoln Park
06/03/2021 Film Discussion: I've Loved You So Long
06/02/2021 New Member Lunch at Cafe Istanbul
06/02/2021 Smart Museum Tour for IWA Members
06/01/2021 French Language (in French) - "A trip that touched us or marked us when we were younger"
05/31/2021 Memorial Day - IWA Office Closed
05/29/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
05/27/2021 North Shore Outdoor Thursdays: Glencoe Beach Walk & Talk
05/26/2021 New Member Orientation
05/25/2021 Asia-Pacific Culture: Learning from the Courtyard: Cross-Cultural Ideas for the Architecture of Dwelling
05/24/2021 Internationally Recognized Poets
05/22/2021 North Shore Chicago Botanic Garden Walk
05/22/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
05/21/2021 Literature Discussion: The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante
05/20/2021 Introduction to Neurographica with Ilona Hassan
05/20/2021 North Shore Outdoor Thursdays: Glencoe Beach Walk & Talk
05/18/2021 Evening Meet and Greet, May 18
05/18/2021 Board of Directors Meeting, May 2021 (by invitation)
05/15/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
05/14/2021 Bloomingdale/606 Trail Walk & Talk
05/13/2021 IWA Film Discussion Presents: An Early Virtual Screening of the Film PROFILE
05/13/2021 Power Hour with Young Professionals
05/13/2021 Membership Committee Meeting
05/13/2021 North Shore Outdoor Thursdays: Glencoe Beach Walk & Talk
05/12/2021 German Culture: The Armin Homann Foundation with Carina H. Santa Maria
05/11/2021 Japan Festival Committee Meeting
05/11/2021 Robberies, Holdouts and Shootouts - True Crimes in Lake County, Illinois
05/10/2021 North Shore Outdoors: Rosewood Beach Walk & Talk
05/08/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
05/07/2021 MacTutor Virtual Learning Series VI
05/06/2021 North Shore Outdoor Thursdays: Glencoe Beach Walk & Talk
05/06/2021 Film Discussion: Phantom Thread (2017)
05/05/2021 Morning Meet and Greet, May 5
05/04/2021 French Language (in French): Honoring Women Authors
05/03/2021 North Shore Outdoors - Highland Park Walk & Talk
05/01/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
04/29/2021 North Shore Outdoor Thursdays: Glencoe Beach Walk & Talk
04/29/2021 Rescheduled to May 11 - Robberies, Holdouts and Shootouts - True Crimes in Lake County, Illinois
04/28/2021 Joint IWA and Fortnightly Program: Lust, Love, and Loss in Renaissance Europe – Conversation with a Curator from the Smart Museum of Art
04/27/2021 Asia-Pacific Culture: One year since quarantine started, "Share Your Stories"
04/26/2021 North Shore Outdoors - Wilmette Town Walk & Talk
04/26/2021 Internationally Recognized Women Poets
04/24/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
04/22/2021 TimeLine Theatre Company Presents a Virtual Sneak-Peek of its New Home!
04/22/2021 North Shore Outdoor Thursdays: Glencoe Beach Walk & Talk
04/21/2021 Japanese Pre-Festival Program - Eating Wild Japan: Tracking the Culture of Foraged Foods with a Guide to Plants and Recipes
04/20/2021 Evening Meet and Greet, April 20
04/20/2021 Board of Directors Meeting, April 2021 (by invitation)
04/19/2021 North Shore Outdoors - Wilmette Walk & Talk
04/18/2021 Hellenic Culture: A Bicentennial Celebration of Greek Gastronomy Presented by the Consulate General of Greece in Chicago
04/17/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
04/16/2021 Literature Discussion: The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
04/15/2021 North Shore Outdoor Thursdays: Glencoe Beach Walk & Talk
04/15/2021 IWA Global Dialogue in Partnership with IPCC: "Covid-19: a Global threat to the Nervous system – and what you can do to help!" presented by Dr. Igor Koralnik
04/14/2021 English-Speaking World: Designing Disney Theme Parks with guest speaker Christine Goosman
04/13/2021 Japan Festival Committee Meeting - APRIL MEETING CANCELED
04/12/2021 North Shore Outdoors Monday - Lake Forest Beach Walk & Talk
04/10/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
04/10/2021 Hellenic Culture: Virtual Tour of the Acropolis Museum Hosted by the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce
04/08/2021 Power Hour with Young Professionals
04/08/2021 North Shore Outdoor Thursdays: Glencoe Beach Walk & Talk
04/08/2021 A Journey into the World of Paper
04/07/2021 Morning Meet and Greet, April 7
04/06/2021 French Language (in French): “La vie changée / The year that changed us all”
04/05/2021 North Shore Outdoors Monday: Lake Forest Walk & Talk
04/03/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talk
04/01/2021 North Shore Outdoor Thursdays: Glencoe Beach Walk & Talk
04/01/2021 Film Discussion and Spanish Language Joint Program: Discussion of the Film "The Sale of Paradise"
03/31/2021 TimeLine Theatre Company - Virtual Program for IWA Members
03/30/2021 Global Dialogue Program - Familial Philanthropy: Paying it forward internationally thru the generations
03/29/2021 North Shore Outdoors - Turnbull Woods, Glencoe Walk & Talk
03/27/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talks Resume!
03/25/2021 International Women's Day Celebration
03/24/2021 Bollywood Movie Discussion: 2 States
03/22/2021 North Shore Outdoors: Highland Park Walk & Talk
03/22/2021 Membership Committee Meeting
03/22/2021 Internationally Recognized Women Poets
03/20/2021 Streeterville Walk & Talks Resume! Happy Spring!
03/20/2021 International Francophonie Day with International Women's Association of Vilinus
03/19/2021 Literature Discussion: Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney
03/18/2021 Nordics Navigating New Norms & Numbers, Hosted by the Nordic Consulates of Chicago
03/17/2021 Travels with George: Seeing the Forest and the Trees
03/16/2021 Evening Meet and Greet, March 16
03/16/2021 Board of Directors Meeting, March 2021 (by invitation)
03/15/2021 IWA North Shore OUTDOORS: Flick Park Walk & Talk (Glenview)
03/15/2021 Spanish Language (in English): Semana Santa Traditions
03/10/2021 English-Speaking World: Vivien Twyford, Presenting from Australia
03/09/2021 Japan Festival Committee Meeting
03/09/2021 Asia-Pacific Culture and Film Discussion Joint Program: "My People, My Homeland" Discussion with Sophia Wong Boccio
03/08/2021 IWA North Shore OUTDOORS: Winnetka Walk & Talk
03/04/2021 IWA Film Discussion Presents: An Early Virtual Screening of the Film LAND
03/04/2021 NEW! Power Hour with Young Professionals
03/03/2021 Morning Meet and Greet, March 3
03/02/2021 French Language (in French): Une peinture qui me plait / A favorite painting of mine
02/26/2021 MacTutor Virtual Learning Series V
02/26/2021 Colors - A Dance of Light with Soma Roy (The Nourishment Projects)
02/24/2021 New Member Orientation
02/23/2021 Asia-Pacific Culture: Lunar New Year Reunion Dinner with Chef Tony Hu
02/22/2021 Poetry Program: Internationally Recognized Women Poets
02/19/2021 Literature Discussion: This is Happiness by Niall Williams
02/17/2021 European Culture: Finnish Design – The Story of a Country
02/16/2021 Evening Meet and Greet, February 16
02/16/2021 Board of Directors Meeting, February 2021 (by invitation)
02/15/2021 IWA Virtual Office Closed - Presidents' Day
02/13/2021 IWA "Galentine's Day" Celebration
02/11/2021 The Global Guide to Being Happy, From Danish Hygge to Japanese Ikigai
02/10/2021 English-Speaking World: "Ireland Today" with Sarah Keating, Vice Consul of Ireland in Chicago
02/04/2021 Film Discussion: The Florida Project (to be discussed)
02/03/2021 CLA All Chairs Meeting, Winter 2021
02/03/2021 Morning Meet and Greet, February 3
02/02/2021 French Language: Fun with Proverbs (in French)
01/27/2021 Global Dialogue: Beate Sirota Gordon's Legacy for Women's Rights in Japan
01/26/2021 Asia-Pacific Culture: Paint Peking Opera Face & Find Out Who You Painted!
01/25/2021 European Culture: Special Joint Program with IWA Vilnius, Lithuania, and IWA Chicago
01/21/2021 CANCELED - Global Dialogue: Introducing Contemporary Chinese Art from the Cultural Revolution to Present
01/19/2021 Evening Meet and Greet, January 19
01/19/2021 Asia-Pacific & European Culture Program - Wool: Yes Sir, Yes Sir, Three Bags Full
01/19/2021 Board of Directors Meeting, January 2021 (by invitation)
01/18/2021 Poetry Program: Internationally Recognized Women Poets
01/17/2021 IWA Hellenic Program in partnership with Hellenic Link-Midwest, presents “Remembering Sappho”
01/15/2021 Literature Discussion: The Lover by Marguerite Duras
01/14/2021 CANCELED Member Engagement: January Singles Supper
01/13/2021 IWA English-Speaking World and IPCC: Stephen Kinzer on "Poisoner in Chief"
01/07/2021 Film Discussion: Potiche (2010) French-Belgian Comedy
01/06/2021 Morning Meet and Greet, January 6
01/05/2021 French Language (in French): Discussion of the Film "I've Loved You So Long" (Il y a longtemps que je t'aime)
12/21/2020 NEW Poetry Program: Internationally Recognized Women Poets
12/18/2020 Literature Discussion: Where the Crawdad Sings by Delia Owens
12/17/2020 Member Engagement: Second Singles Supper
12/15/2020 Evening Meet & Greet
12/15/2020 Global Dialogue: Safeguarding Indigenous Heritage in the Anthropocene: Examples from northern Canada and Chile
12/14/2020 Program: "The Beauty of Beadwork" with Julia Atkins
12/10/2020 European Culture: CCC Art, Reima Victor Ratti, Artists of the Civilian Conservation Corps
12/09/2020 IWA Virtual Holiday Party
12/08/2020 Asia-Pacific, European and Turkish Culture Joint Program: Story of Tea
12/08/2020 Board of Directors Meeting, December 2020 (by invitation)
12/03/2020 Film Discussion: The Distinguished Citizen (2017 Argentine-Spanish Comedy/Drama)
12/02/2020 Morning Meet & Greet
12/01/2020 French Language: A Favorite Holiday Dish
11/29/2020 Canceled - Walk & Talk: Streeterville (November 29)
11/28/2020 Canceled - Walk & Talk: Lincoln Park (November 28)
11/26/2020 Thanksgiving - IWA Office CLOSED
11/24/2020 Art Institute of Chicago Webinar Announcement - Portrait of a Goth
11/24/2020 Member Engagement Program: Jewelry and Journeys
11/23/2020 NEW Poetry Program: Internationally Recognized Women Poets
11/22/2020 Canceled - Walk & Talk: Lincoln Park (November 22)
11/21/2020 Canceled - Walk & Talk: Streeterville (November 21)
11/20/2020 Literature Discussion: Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi
11/19/2020 Asia-Pacific, European, and Turkish Culture Joint Program
11/17/2020 Evening Meet & Greet
11/17/2020 French Language (in English): All That Jazz - Europe
11/16/2020 Canceled - North Shore Outdoors: Lake Forest Walk & Talk
11/16/2020 International Dining/Membership Virtual Zoom Lunch (Comfort Food)
11/15/2020 Canceled - Walk & Talk: Streeterville (November 15)
11/14/2020 Canceled - Walk & Talk: Lincoln Park (November 14)
11/13/2020 Canceled - Walk & Talk: Bloomington/606 Trail
11/12/2020 IWA Singles' Supper
11/11/2020 Women's Voices Worldwide
11/11/2020 Morning Meet & Greet
11/10/2020 Board of Directors Meeting, November 2020 (by invitation only)
11/09/2020 New Member Orientation
11/09/2020 Chill & Chat (November 9)
11/09/2020 North Shore Outdoors: Bannockburn Village Park Walk & Talk
11/08/2020 Walk & Talk: Lincoln Park (November 8)
11/07/2020 Walk & Talk: Streeterville (November 7)
11/06/2020 English-Speaking World and Turkish Culture Joint Program: U.S. Policy in the Middle East
11/05/2020 Film Discussion: Honeyland (2019) Documentary, Macedonia
11/02/2020 Membership Committee Meeting
11/02/2020 Chill & Chat (November 2)
11/02/2020 North Shore Outdoors: Flick Park Walk & Talk
11/01/2020 Walk & Talk: Streeterville (November 1)
10/31/2020 Walkathon Mileage Submission #4 (October 31)
10/31/2020 IWA Walkathon Halloween Celebration
10/31/2020 Walk & Talk: Lincoln Park (October 31)
10/31/2020 IWA Protective Face Mask
10/30/2020 The MacTutor Virtual Learning Series IV
10/29/2020 BRAVE(ish) - A Memoir of a Recovering Perfectionist, by Expat and IWA Member Margaret Davis Ghielmetti
10/28/2020 Technology Tips for All Devices: How to Stay Safe Online
10/28/2020 Virtual Morning Meet & Greet (October 28)
10/26/2020 Chill & Chat (October 26)
10/26/2020 North Shore Meet & Greet Outdoors: Harms Woods-North Walk & Talk
10/25/2020 Walkathon Mileage Submission #3 (October 25)
10/24/2020 Walk & Talk: Streeterville (October 24)
10/21/2020 Asia-Pacific, European and Turkish Culture Joint Program: The Silk Roads Part III
10/20/2020 Virtual Evening Meet & Greet (October 20)
10/20/2020 Board of Directors Meeting, October 2020 (by invitation only)
10/19/2020 Chill & Chat (October 19)
10/19/2020 North Shore Meet & Greet OUTDOORS: Glencoe Beach Walk and Talk
10/18/2020 Walkathon Mileage Submission #2 (October 18)
10/18/2020 Walk & Talk: Streeterville (October 18)
10/17/2020 Walk & Talk: Lincoln Park (October 17)
10/16/2020 Literature Discussion: The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston
10/15/2020 Walking Tour of Rosehill Cemetery
10/14/2020 Wednesday Walk & Talk: River Walk - Lake Shore/ DuSable Harbor
10/14/2020 Virtual Morning Meet & Greet (October 14)
10/12/2020 Chill & Chat (October 12)
10/12/2020 North Shore Meet and Greet OUTDOORS: Fall Pumpkinfest at Didier Farms
10/12/2020 Columbus/Indigenous Peoples' Day (IWA Remote Office Closed)
10/11/2020 Walkathon Mileage Submission #1 (October 11)
10/11/2020 Walk & Talk: Lincoln Park (October 11)
10/10/2020 Walk & Talk: Streeterville (October 10)
10/09/2020 The MacTutor Virtual Learning Series III
10/08/2020 Film Discussion: "Pain and Glory" (Informal Discussion)
10/07/2020 CLA All Chairs Meeting, Fall 2020
10/06/2020 Virtual Evening Meet & Greet (October 6)
10/06/2020 French Language (in French): Quel est un de vos héros?/Who is one of your heroes?
10/05/2020 Chill & Chat (October 5)
10/05/2020 North Shore Meet & Greet Outdoors: Sunrise Beach Lake Bluff Walk
10/04/2020 Walk & Talk: Streeterville (October 4)
10/03/2020 Walk & Talk: Lincoln Park (October 3)
10/03/2020 Chicago Botanic Garden Outing (Glencoe, IL)
10/01/2020 IWA Walkathon Fundraiser
09/30/2020 Founder's Circle Appreciation Evening Cocktail Reception
09/30/2020 Wednesday Walk & Talk: River Walk - Lake Shore/ DuSable Harbor
09/30/2020 New Member Orientation
09/29/2020 Global Dialogue: Child Health in the US: Bridging the Gap
09/28/2020 Patron Appreciation Tea
09/28/2020 Chill & Chat (September 28)
09/28/2020 North Shore Meet & Greet Outdoors: Skokie Lagoons Chat and/or Walk
09/27/2020 Walk & Talk and Picnic at Lincoln Park
09/26/2020 Walk & Talk: Streeterville (September 26)
09/25/2020 IWA Walk & Talk Bloomington/606 Trail
09/24/2020 Sponsor Appreciation Tea
09/23/2020 Global Dialogue: Women of Ancient Egypt with Brian Smith
09/22/2020 Virtual Evening Meet & Greet (September 22)
09/22/2020 Asia-Pacific Culture and Film Discussion Joint Program: Discussion of "American Factory" (2019 Documentary)
09/21/2020 North Shore Meet and Greet Outdoors: Long Field Park Chat and/or Walk
09/21/2020 Member Engagement Program: "Chill & Chat" (September 21)
09/20/2020 IWA Walk & Talk: Streeterville (September 20)
09/19/2020 IWA Walk & Talk: Lincoln Park (September 19)
09/18/2020 Literature Discussion: The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson
09/17/2020 International Dining/Membership Virtual Zoom Dinner
09/16/2020 Asia-Pacific, European, and Turkish Culture Joint Program: Silk Roads Part II
09/16/2020 Virtual Morning Meet & Greet (September 16)
09/15/2020 Board of Directors Meeting, September 2020 (by invitation only)
09/14/2020 North Shore Meet & Greet (September 2020)
09/14/2020 Member Engagement Program: "Chill & Chat" (September 14)
09/13/2020 IWA Walk & Talk: Lincoln Park (September 13)
09/12/2020 IWA Walk & Talk: Streeterville (September 12)
09/10/2020 IWA Outdoor Picnic!
09/08/2020 Modern Professional: Is Your Financial House in Order?
09/07/2020 Labor Day - IWA Remote Office Closed
09/06/2020 IWA Walk & Talk: Streeterville (September 6)
09/05/2020 IWA Walk & Talk: Lincoln Park (September 5)
09/02/2020 Virtual Morning Meet & Greet (September 2)
09/01/2020 French Language: Un film qui m’a plu. / A favorite movie of mine
08/31/2020 CANCELED Member Engagement Program: "Chill & Chat" (August 31)
08/30/2020 IWA Walk & Talk: Lincoln Park (August 30)
08/29/2020 IWA Walk & Talk: Streeterville (August 29)
08/28/2020 North Shore Meet and Greet (August 2020)
08/27/2020 IWA Thursday Morning Golf (August 27)
08/26/2020 Member Engagement Program: River of Life
08/25/2020 Virtual Evening Meet & Greet (August 25)
08/25/2020 Asia-Pacific Culture: August Celebration and Concert
08/23/2020 IWA Walk & Talk: Streeterville (August 23)
08/22/2020 IWA Walk & Talk: Lincoln Park (August 22)
08/21/2020 Literature Discussion: Apartment in Athens by Glenway Wescott
08/20/2020 IWA Thursday Morning Golf (August 20)
08/19/2020 Virtual Morning Meet & Greet (August 19)
08/18/2020 Virtual Board of Directors Meeting, August 2020 (by invitation only)
08/17/2020 Member Engagement Program: "Chill & Chat" (August 17)
08/16/2020 IWA Walk & Talk: Lincoln Park (August 16)
08/15/2020 IWA Walk & Talk: Streeterville (August 15)
08/13/2020 IWA Thursday Morning Golf (August 13)
08/11/2020 Modern Professional: Lost in Translation: 3 Secrets to Successfully Communicate in Times of Chaos and Uncertainty
08/09/2020 IWA Walk & Talk: Streeterville (August 9)
08/08/2020 IWA Walk & Talk: Lincoln Park (August 8)
08/06/2020 International Dining/Membership Virtual Zoom Dinner (Bring Your Own Dinner!)
08/05/2020 Virtual Morning Meet & Greet (August 5)
08/03/2020 Member Engagement Program: "Chill & Chat"
08/02/2020 IWA Walk & Talk: Lincoln Park (August 2)
08/01/2020 IWA Walk & Talk: Streeterville (August 1)
07/31/2020 Living Room Conversations: The Search for Purpose
07/28/2020 Virtual Evening Meet & Greet (July 28)
07/28/2020 Asia-Pacific Culture Program: From Majority to Minority - the Journey Every Asian Immigrant has in the United States
07/26/2020 IWA Walk & Talk: Streeterville (July 26)
07/25/2020 IWA Walk & Talk: Lincoln Park (July 25)
07/24/2020 Member Engagement Program: Discussion of the Bollywood Film 3 Idiots
07/22/2020 Virtual Morning Meet & Greet (July 22)
07/21/2020 Living Room Conversations: Peacebuilding in the United States
07/20/2020 Performing Arts: Virtual Discussion of Amadeus by Peter Shaffer
07/19/2020 IWA Walk & Talk: Lincoln Park (July 19)
07/18/2020 IWA Walk & Talk: Streeterville (July 18)
07/17/2020 Literature Discussion: News of the World by Paulette Jiles
07/16/2020 IWA Walk & Talk: Fulton Market District (July 16)
07/14/2020 Virtual Evening Meet & Greet (July 14)
07/14/2020 Living Room Conversations: America We Want to Be: Founding Aspirations
07/14/2020 Virtual Board of Directors Meeting, July 2020 (by invitation only)
07/12/2020 IWA Walk & Talk: Streeterville (July 12)
07/11/2020 IWA Walk & Talk: Lincoln Park (July 11)
07/10/2020 Membership/International Dining Zoom Lunch (Bring Your Own Lunch!)
07/09/2020 CANCELED: IWA Walk & Talk: Fulton Market District (July 9)
07/08/2020 Virtual Morning Meet & Greet (July 8)
07/07/2020 French Language (in FRENCH): Un livre qui m’a plu / A favorite book of mine
06/30/2020 CANCELED: Virtual Evening Meet and Greet (June 30)
06/30/2020 POSTPONED Global Dialogue: Traveling Through Nicaragua with Catherine de la Chaussee - Revisited
06/28/2020 IWA Walk & Talk: Streeterville (June 28)
06/27/2020 IWA Walk & Talk: Lincoln Park (June 27)
06/25/2020 Virtual Pop-Up Program: Is Your Life in Balance?
06/24/2020 Virtual Morning Meet and Greet (June 24)
06/22/2020 Asia Pacific and European Culture Joint Program: Travel Around China with IWA Member Catherine de la Chaussee
06/19/2020 The MacTutor Virtual Learning Series, Session II
06/19/2020 Virtual Literature Discussion: Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie
06/17/2020 Virtual Asia-Pacific and European Culture Program: The Silk Roads
06/16/2020 Virtual Evening Meet and Greet (June 16)
06/12/2020 Virtual Film Discussion: Baran
06/11/2020 Virtual "Pop Up" Program: A Light Meditation with Sheree Franklin
06/10/2020 Virtual Morning Meet and Greet (June 10)
06/09/2020 Virtual Board of Directors Meeting, June 2020 (by invitation only)
06/08/2020 European Culture Program: Virtual Tour of Bali
06/04/2020 Virtual Membership Committee Meeting
06/04/2020 Virtual Global Dialogue Program: Traveling Through Nicaragua with Catherine de la Chaussee
06/02/2020 Virtual Evening Meet and Greet (June 2)
06/02/2020 Virtual French Language Program (in French): Our Creative Sparks!
05/28/2020 Virtual Spanish Language Program (in ENGLISH): A Virtual Walk Through Spain
05/27/2020 Virtual Morning Meet and Greet (May 27)
05/26/2020 IWA's Virtual Cocktail Party & Kickoff to the Online Fundraising Silent Auction
05/25/2020 Memorial Day - IWA Office CLOSED
05/22/2020 Virtual Literature Discussion: "Flights" by Olga Tokarczuk
05/20/2020 Virtual International Dining Program: Sourdough Bread Making - Quick & Effortless
05/19/2020 Virtual Evening Meet and Greet (May 19)
05/13/2020 Virtual Morning Meet and Greet (May 13)
05/12/2020 Virtual Program: Modern Professional and English-Speaking World
05/08/2020 The MacTutor Virtual Learning Series
05/06/2020 Virtual Film Discussion: Shoplifters (Discussion)
05/05/2020 Virtual Evening Meet and Greet (May 5)
05/05/2020 Virtual French Language Program: Vive le Printemps! A Spring Get-Together
05/01/2020 Virtual Pop Up Program: Covid Lockdown: What's The Opportunity?
04/29/2020 Virtual Morning Meet and Greet
04/28/2020 Virtual Asia-Pacific Culture Program: From a Small Town to a World-Class City
04/23/2020 Virtual Film Discussion: IWA Movie Chat
04/22/2020 Virtual New Member Morning Coffee (by invitation)
04/21/2020 Virtual Board of Directors Meeting, April 2020 (by invitation only)
04/20/2020 Virtual Evening Meet and Greet - Monday, April 20, 2020
04/14/2020 Zoom Meet and Greet - Tuesday, April 14, 2020
04/06/2020 April 2020 Virtual North Shore "Meet & Greet"
04/02/2020 April 2020 Virtual Evening "Meet & Greet"
04/01/2020 April 2020 Virtual Morning "Meet & Greet"
03/12/2020 WEX Committee Meeting, March 2020
03/12/2020 Hellenic Culture: The Ethnic Identity of Second and Third+ Generation Greek Americans Today
03/11/2020 Mah Jongg, March 2020
03/10/2020 Modern Professionals: How Photographic Narratives Can Influence Social Change
03/10/2020 Gala Committee Meeting, March 2020
03/10/2020 Admin/Staff Meeting
03/09/2020 North Shore Meet and Greet, March 2020
03/09/2020 Basic Social Bridge, March 2020 Session #2
03/06/2020 AV Discussion Meeting (Gala)
03/06/2020 Website Discussion Meeting
03/05/2020 2020 International Women's Day Celebration
03/04/2020 Philanthropy Committee Meeting
03/04/2020 March 2020 Chicago Meet & Greet
03/03/2020 Scholarship Committee Meeting
03/03/2020 French Language: Discussion of the French film "Gemma Bovery" (in French)
03/02/2020 Nominating Committee Meeting
03/02/2020 Basic Social Bridge, March 2020 Session #1