Posted by: Sarah Standish | June 5, 2012

Extra Credit Events in June

Due to the nature of these events, I cannot screen them for content ahead of time.  Events are free unless otherwise stated.

All descriptions are from the PSU Middle East Studies Center bulletin.

Libya: A Report from the Front Lines

What is the current situation for humanitarian aid in Libya following the fall of Gadhafi? Join us for this program with Tarhuni and Reda (both born in Libya, now living in the Portland area) who will share their stories from the front lines, where they boldly (working through Medical Teams International) participated in humanitarian efforts. This is an excellent opportunity to hear their first-hand experiences and perspectives regarding Libya’s liberation and reconstruction.

When: Wednesday, June 6 at 6:30 pm
Where: World Affairs Council of Oregon (1200 SW Park Avenue Third Floor (Madison Room), Portland, OR, 97205)

Tinariwen Concert

In the 1980s, Ibrahim, Abdallah, Hassan, ‘Japonais’ and Kheddou began to play together in and around the town of Tamanrasset in southern Algeria. They would perform at weddings, baptisms or just simple youthful get-togethers. They then spent several years in the same military training camp in Libya before the Touareg rebellion broke out simultaneously in Mali and Niger and sent them out onto the field of battle in the southern Sahara. In parallel, their songs, recorded on cassettes scattered far and wide, helped to broadcast the message of a rebel movement that set out to promote the rights of nomadic people suffering under the arbitrary policies of repressive and distant central governments. For more information and tickets click here.

When: Monday, June 11 at 7 pm
Where: The Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie Avenue, Portland

Price: $22. Minors must be accompanied by a parent.

Portland Arabic Language Group

Have you ever been curious about the Arabic language and Arabic culture? Did you learn some Arabic on a vacation to Egypt or take a class in college and haven’t used it in years? Come join the Portland Arabic Language Group to practice the language. The group is open to anyone regardless of their level of fluency – from the curious, to the beginner, to the native speaker. For more information click here, or send an email to pdxjmorris@gmail.com.
When: Every Sunday, 11:00 am
Where: Park Avenue Cafe at SW Market & Park, Portland
Students can receive extra credit for writing about these events in accordance with the extra credit guidelines.
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