HI Chicago is a hostel of Hostelling International USA (HI USA), a nonprofit member organization founded on an enduring belief in the power of travel to foster a deeper understanding of people, places, and cultures for a more tolerant world. HI Chicago organizes community educational programs focused on travel, cultural, and the environment, alongside community engagement events.
HI USA hostels bring people together and foster a global community of travelers that promote a more tolerant and peaceful world. Across the nation HI USA is celebrating Sleep for Peace!
Free food and drinks will be served AND Enter to win one of our raffle prizes!
Join us at HI Chicago for our International Peace Open House. We will have a variety of activities to spark discussion around peace:
The Human Library® - Create Peace by Unjudging Someone
The Human Library® creates a safe space for dialog where topics are discussed openly between our human books and their readers. Every human book from our bookshelf, represent a group in our society that is often subjected to prejudice, stigmatization or discrimination because of their lifestyle, diagnosis, belief, disability, social status, ethnic origin etc.
Live Performance- Experience Peace through Music
Veteran Chicago Singer-Songwriter and Award-Winning Author, Phil Circle, will speak about Music and Peace and the many ways they intersect and support each other. Phil and other musical artists will showcase what peace means to them through live performances.
HI Chicago - Sleep for Peace
Tour the Hostel and learn more about our international initiatives. Everyone who takes a tour will get a free raffle ticket.