The Peace & Justice Center’s Kids Club Series on Celebrating Culture

The Peace & Justice Center’s Kids Club Series on Celebrating Culture is currently underway this summer! So far, the club has celebrated the countries of Iraq, Bosnia, Vietnam, and Thailand.  Every event has been educational, enriching, and funfilled for all who have attended- we’ve been having a great time learning about the variety of cultures within our home community! For each one of the events, we were very fortunate to have volunteers from the Peace & Justice Center come and teach us about their culture.  We’d like to recognize and thank the following for their contribution to our program:

• Halah Sharad (Iraq), PJC Volunteer and undergraduate student at Saint Michaels College

• Anwar Diab Agha (Syria), lead musician of the Anwar Ensemble, Burlington’s premier Middle Eastern band and performance group

• Nermin Bajrovic (Bosnia), PJC Volunteer

• Teasella Nguyen (Vietnam), former PJC intern and undergraduate student at the University of Vermont

This up-and-coming Sunday celebration of Bhutan and Nepal, our honored guest will be Jeetan Khadka, a member of Diversity Rocks!. We’d like to thank everyone who has come out and supported the kids club this summer!  Will, Nicole, and Kyle have been working hard to make this a successful program, but we can’t do it without you guys! We invite all of you to attend our celebration events and encourage you to help us spread the word about the Kids Club.  A complete list of  all the countries we are celebrating can be found on the Peace & Justice Center’s Facebook Events page. If any one of you are interested in participating or helping us plan the Kids Club events for the remainder of the summer, feel free to drop in for our 3 PM mentor meeting on Thursdays at the Center.  If you can’t make it and would still like to contribute, please don’t hesitate to contact us at intern@pjcvt.org or call the Center at 863-2345 ext 6.   Thanks everyone- we hope to see you soon!

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