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WeWork River North

111 West Illinois Street

Chicago, IL 60654

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Join MALA and WeWork for an evening celebrating Eid!


Eid al-Fitr is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting The event will feature delicious Middle Eastern food and specialty dessert made by chef and food blogger ABEER NAJJAR.

Abeer will share her personal journey, from working for Whole Foods to becoming an independent chef. Abeer was recently featured in TEEN VOGUE and NPR.

Our moderator for our conversation is ARIJ MIKATI, the Senior Director of Persistence at OneGoal and a leadership team member at Chicago Regional Organizers for Anti-Racism. She is based in Chicago, where she performs improv and hosts her comedy podcast "Wake Up Sheeple." She is currently producing the web series Arabica, which explores the lives of Arabs in America.

ABOUT ABEER

Abeer Najjar is a self-taught chef and food blogger. Born on the south side of Chicago to Palestinian immigrants, Abeer’s love for food started in her mother’s kitchen. That love was also deeply influenced by the multicultural neighborhoods she was raised in, and her cooking reflects a fusion of those worlds.

Abeer writes to preserve memories of cooking with her mother and to share her food experience. She hopes that by sharing this, she inspires a deeper appreciation for food and the cultures in which it comes from. For many children of immigrants, traditional food is often a source of embarrassment. Abeer wants to shift that embarrassment to pride.

Proceeds from the evening will benefit MALA's Scholarship Fund!

NOTE: TICKETS ARE $40 AT THE DOOR - GET YOUR TICKET EARLY!

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  • Networking & Food Tasting - 5.30 - 6.30pm
  • Opening Remarks - 6.30 - 6.40pm
  • Panel Discussion - 6.40 - 7.00pm
  • Q&A Session -7.00 - 7.20pm
  • Closing Remarks - 7.20pm
  • Event concludes - 8.00pm
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