MALA Presents An Evening of Mehndi and Networking

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Wework Rivernorth

111 W. Illinois

Chicago, IL 60654

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MALA Presents An Evening of Mehndi and Networking

If you've never been to a henna party, you're missing out. Indian, Middle Eastern and African brides traditionally throw these festive events before their weddings. These celebratory nights are a 2,000-year-old tradition full of music, games, dance, food and the traditional temporary tattoos made with henna.

Since ancient times, people have turned henna leaves (which come from henna trees that grow throughout Africa and Asia) into henna dye, a paste that colors skin, hair and nails. Henna artists use this paste to draw temporary reddish-brown tattoos that fade in a couple weeks. They apply these tattoos in important ceremonial events, such as weddings and religious ceremonies … and sometimes just for fun.

Join MALA for an evening of Mehndi and Networking. Guests will enjoy a complimentary henna session with the artist Maliha followed by dessert, coffee and honey tasting by Heaven’s Honey.


About the Artist:

With more than 10 years of experience applying bridal and party henna in the Chicago area, Maliha specializes in Arabic and Indian henna designs. Maliha works personally with her clients to capture their vision for their big day, and her flexibility, reasonable prices, and pleasant manner makes her a popular pick among many brides.


About MALA:

The Muslim American Leadership Alliance (MALA) is a 501(c)3 civic & community organization committed to promoting individual freedom, diversity, and celebrating heritage. An alliance dedicated to leadership through integrity, MALA provides a platform for people to share their individual stories & to speak for themselves; nurtures emerging community leaders; and unites Americans of all backgrounds to advance constructive solutions to extremism and human rights abuses. MALA is open to choice and creed, and we embrace free expression, gender equality, and pluralism as cherished universal ideals.

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