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Syrian Women Share their Cuisine & Culture

 

 

Saturday, October 14, 6:30 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center
Join us as some of our newest Scrantonians - members of the Syrian refugee community - create a "pop-up restaurant," sharing their home cuisine and traditions. 
A sampling of authentic Syrian fare will be served, including kabsa, kibbeh, grape leaves, hummus, tabbouleh & for dessert, Halawet El Jibn. A cash bar will be available.
The event will also include highlights of the culture of Syria, with special music and dance performances, and information about the refugee crisis. 
Event tickets: $35
Contact jessica.durkin@scranton.edu for more information.
Proceeds will benefit the refugee resettlement program of Catholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton and future Global Tastes of Scranton events. 
Check out coverage from our first Global Tastes event, featuring the Syrian refugee community, by WBRE

Partners and Supporters

Event Partners: Catholic Social Services, Lackawanna College Kiesendahl School of Hospitality, Lackawanna County Department of Arts and Culture, Lackawanna Heritage Valley, Scranton Cultural Center, Terra Preta Restaurant, and The University of Scranton (Office of Community and Government Relations, World Languages and Cultures Department, Philosophy Department, and Women's Studies Department) and Everhart Museum.

Supporters: Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, Lackawanna Heritage Valley, and The Scranton Area Foundation.

Project Purpose

The purpose of the project is to increase cultural awareness and collaboration and to empower and support refugee women in the Scranton area. Women who participate in this project will be invited to join existing small business development activities through the University of Scranton Small Business Development Center & Women's Entrepreneuship Center and the Scranton Area Community Foundation. For more information, contact The University of Scranton Office of Community and Government Relations at 570-941-4419.