The Middle Eastern Solidarity group at Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie New York, will be holding Middle East day, on April 9th 2008.
This day will bring together Middle Eastern Culture in a fun, and educational way, for the whole community to enjoy.
The students of Middle Eastern Solidarity, will introduce their diverse Middle Eastern cultures through food, entertainment, art, and history. Falafel will be supplied by Zorona’s, a Middle Eastern Restaurant in Poughkeepsie New York. Other Middle Eastern dishes, and desserts will be donated by the students and their families. Hookas, will be set up, in the lounge smoking area on campus.(You must have ID). The groups very own DJ Tim….or as we call him “DJ Kharoof,” will be playing some great Arabic music, and henna designs will be hand drawn. Aside from all the fun, MES will be building a Mock Apartheid wall, like the one in occupied Palestine today, to teach the community about the 60 years of occupation of Palestine, and the impact that it has been on not only Palestine, but on the Arab world as a whole; by using photos, facts, as well as art work done by the students themselves.
All money will go towards the groups future budget. This is the groups first year at DCC, and does not have a budget. All extra donations would be appreciated.
For more information on this event, and on the group, keep checking their myspace page at. Myspace.com/mesdcc