CAIR-Chicago Greets Georgian Guests

CAIR-Chicago’s Outreach Coordinator, Gerald Hankerson, had the pleasure of serving on a panel that welcomed a delegation of community leaders from the Republic of Georgia to Chicago on April 3rd at the Niagara Foundation. The focus of the six-member delegation was Ethnic Cooperation and Civil Involvement.

The delegates came to Illinois to study and observe American best practices in Ethnic Cooperation, in order to reapply the knowledge and information gained to their roles as community leaders in their home country.

The trip was part of an exchange program administered by the Council of International Programs (CIP), a nonprofit organization that promotes global understanding through professional development and cultural exchange, and was sponsored by Open World Leadership Center, whose mission is to enhance understanding and capabilities for cooperation between the United States and the countries of Eurasia and the Baltic States by developing a network of leaders in the region.

CAIR-Chicago is proud to have been invited, and to have participated in, this important cross-cultural collaboration.


Delegates and panelists discuss the theme “Ethnic Cooperation and Civil Involvement” at the Niagara Foundation.