SEND-OFF PARTY AND DANCE FOR Duluth SISTER CITY
Delegation to Rania, Iraqi Kurdistan
And fundraiser for the library project in kobane, rojava, syria
WHEN: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12
WHERE: UCC PEACE CHURCH HALL
1111 N. 11TH AVE E.
DULUTH, MN 55805
CONTACT : MICHELE NAAR-OBED
SUGGESTED DONATION: $20. (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)
Please join us as we celebrate through dance and music the next sister city delegation to Rania, Iraqi Kurdistan. The 6 member delegation will be visiting the Raparin Unviversity, Rania high schools, the Rania Youth Center, the Rayal Center as well as other places in and around Rania. The group will also bring Anne Labovitz’s “122 Conversations” artwork for its display in Rania. The delegation leaves for Rania in January.
The proceeds from this dance will go towards the library project in Kobane, Syria. In 2015, Kurdish soldiers liberated the Kurdish city of Kobane from ISIS control. Refugees from Kobane, some of whom were living in Rania, returned home. 70% of the city’s infrastructure was destroyed. An appeal was put out to help them rebuild so they can remain in their home. The city has remained under Kurdish control for close to 2 years. Over this past year, many Duluth citizens have contributed towards the building
Dances will be led by our friends from the Kurdish Community of America, Moorhead MN and Terence Smith and band from Duluth MN. No experience is necessary. It is fun and easy, family friendly, and made for all ages.