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State legislators to host Intercultural Reception with Turkic communities at the Illinois Capitol

(May 21, 2013 SPRINGFIELD) – Turkic communities in Illinois are bringing a taste of their diverse and vibrant cultures to the office of Secretary of State Jesse White.

The Intercultural Reception at the State Capitol is an opportunity for politicians and the public to explore the tastes, sights and sounds of Turkey, Bosnia, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan — all without having to purchase an international plane ticket!
This annual event is hosted by the Joint Legislative Task force on Illinois-Turkish relations. Distinguished speakers include: Illinois’ Secretary of State Jesse White, Senate President John Cullerton, and Speaker of the House Michael Madigan.
Niagara and its co-sponsors* extend a warm invitation to you and your friends and colleagues for an unforgettable day of food, music, art, and above all, conversation. We look forward to seeing you in Springfield!

WHAT: Intercultural Reception with speeches by:
– Secretary of State Jesse White
– Senate President John Cullerton
– Speaker of the House Michael Madigan

WHEN: TOMORROW, Tuesday, May 21 5-7:00pm

WHERE: Secretary of State Jesse White’s Office
Room 213, Capitol Building, Springfield, IL

*Event sponsors: Niagara Foundation, Turkish American Federation of the Midwest, Chicago Turkish American Chamber of Commerce, and the Turkish American Society of Chicago.

About Niagara Foundation
The Niagara Foundation is a non-profit based in Chicago whose mission is to foster conversations and connections between communities of different cultures and faith traditions. The Foundation hosts regular forums, lectures and dinners in the local community. Diplomats, politicians, religious leaders and specialists of various fields participate in Niagara’s conversations, and collectively, they are a testament to the growing desire for a most just and peaceful society, locally and globally.

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CONTACT: Mevlut Hilmi Cinar, Vice-President Niagara Foundation, 312.215.2097, hilmi@niagarafoundation.org

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