Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Women of the Middle East Festival

Tomorrow I will be participating in the Women of the Middle East Festival to be held at Edmonds Community College from 11am to 5pm.

This free event focuses on counties in the Middle East region that share a similar heritage, including some in Central Asia and Eastern Europe.

The WMEF will be held in the Triton Student Center of Brier Hall at EdCC (20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood, WA 98036) and will be open to the public.

Reham Elkhaya, the organizer of the event and an Arabic teachers at EdCC, hopes the event reaches it's two goals: raise awareness about the region and celebrate the diversity of Middle Eastern women. Ms. Elkhaya is teaching Arabic II during the current winter break.

Highlights include:
Henna painting
Fashion show
Food & refreshments
Arts & cultural displays
Civil rights awareness booths

For more information, visit the Facebook page created for the event:

I hope you get a chance to stop by!

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