San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This will be a fabulous event that showcases the cultural diversity of the Muslim world. Participants will represent their particular region in the form of cuisine, performance, visual art, and music. Our goal is to offer an experience to attendees that exemplifies the cultural, demographic, and geographic diversity existing in the Muslim world.
The cultural fair will feature three performances by the Silk Road Dance Company (Uzbek, Azerbaijani, and Persian dance), as well as performances by Puja Balachander (a South Asian student dancer), Sahar Ashrafzadeh Kian (a Persian student dancer), Mohini Walavalkar (a South Asian student dancer), and AU's B team Bhangra!
Participants will also be able to get their names inscribed in Arabic by master calligrapher Josh Berer and get their hands painted with henna!
The event will be catered by The Afghan Grill, Cafe of India, Meskerem, and Kababji.
All proceeds from ticket sales, donations, and raffles will go to Syrian refugee aid efforts via the International Rescue Committee's Syrian fund.
Tickets will be $5 online and at the door.
Sponsors: The American Islamic Congress and MENA Roundtable Club - American University.
When & Where
The Project Nur American University Chapter is a new student group at AU interested in fostering a dialogue between Muslim and non-Muslim students. Building relationships between students of multicultural backgrounds and opinions, we promote co-existence, tolerance and understanding.
"Nur as defined in Arabic as enlightenment, will position itself as a Muslim-led forum for students from various backgrounds, cultures, and faith to come together to celebrate their differences, solidify their commonalities, and bring light or knowledge to their respective communities."