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Mahrajan! Second Annual Arab Festival
Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 11:00am to Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 5:00pm

Fulton Community Center, 68 SW Miles Street (near SW Barbur Blvd. and SW Third Avenue)

This day-long, alcohol-free event showcases the arts, entertainment, food, traditions, and most importantly, the spirit of Oregon’s Arab-Americans, reflecting their diversity and contributions to Oregon’s cultural landscape

Featuring delicious Arab cuisine, Arab souq (bazaar), arts and crafts, henna painting, cooking demonstrations, music, dance, poetry, children’s activities and a raffle for prizes

An entrance donation of $5 includes three raffle tickets; individual raffle tickets are available for purchase on site at $2 each

Hosted by the Arab American Cultural Center of Oregon

The Arab American Cultural Center of Oregon (AACCO) is a non-profit cultural center dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the heritage of Oregon's diverse Arab-American community. Through its cultural preservation work and through its programs and events, AACCO will become a prominent contributor to Oregon's cultural development.

Co-sponsored by the Portland State University Middle East Studies Center

The Middle East Studies Center at Portland State University promotes understanding of the people, cultures, languages and religions of the Middle East. As a National Resource Center for Middle East Studies under the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI program, the Center serves as a resource on issues pertaining to the Middle East through activities that reach students and scholars, as well as businesses, educators, and the media. The Middle East Studies Center supports academic conferences, workshops, cultural events, lectures, and a resource library.

www.mesc.pdx.edu | middleeaststudiescenter@pdx.edu | 503-725-4074