Stories of handmade, kids and travels from a North Africa nomad to the Pacific Northwest.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Shuruq - Olympia's First Arab Festival
The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace & Justice will host Olympia’s first Arab Festival, Oct. 5-7 to be held at 222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia, Washington. Arab Fest is a full weekend event featuring Arabartists, educational tables, children’s activities, food, music, dance, films and more! This fun-filled family event kicks off Friday, October 5th at 5pm, at the Olympia-Rafah Solidarity Mural, on the corner of Capital St. & State St. downtown, with an Arab Café and Hookah Lounge full-day event at the Olympia Center, Saturday, October 6 th, 11-5 pm.
Admission is FREE to the public. Saturday evening features a lively show of Arab comedy and spoken word performances ($10 students; $15 general admission). On Sunday October 7th, we cap off the event with a film festival at the Capital Theatre ($5.50 OFS member, $8.50 general admission).
We invite our community to celebrate and experience the food, culture, traditions, lifestyles and peoples of the Arab world in a joyous and authentic manner. This event focuses on the diversity and complexity of the Arab peoples by challenging stereotypes, showcasing Arab arts and performance, and celebrating diversity within our community. As stated by Farihan Bushnaq, a local Arab-American community member,
Stopy by and say hi at the A Crafty Arab booth!
A Crafty Arab's new business partner, helping out by holding the cards and singing an Egyptian tune.