Monday, January 26, 2009

Saudi Cultural Show and Open House

Invitation to the 5th Annual Saudi Cultural show and Open House

Dear Sir, Madam

The Saudi Students House invites you to an Open House and a cultural show about Saudi Arabia. The event will be held on Friday, February 6th, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, on the 5th floor, Power Center, Duquesne University (1015 Forbes ave).

Guests will have a chance to meet Saudi students and learn about Saudi Arabia through a variety of activities focusing on different aspects of life in Saudi Arabia (culture, history, people, education, industry, Music, life in general, geography, religion, politics and more..). Guests will also taste some of the famous Saudi/Arabic dishes.

The Event includes:

1)-Presentation and book signature about the experience of an American living in Saudi by:

Mr John Paul Jones (Author: If Olaya streets could talk, Saudi Arabia the heart land of Oil and Islam) will talk. Jones will show informational slides. After the presentations, Mr Jones will be available for discussion or book signature.
John Paul Jones worked and lived in Saudi Arabia over a period of a quarter century, from 1978-2003, marrying his American wife and raising two children. While in the Kingdom, he and his family traveled extensively throughout the country and developed friendships with Saudis at all sociological and political levels. He wrote this book to present a realistic portrait of the Saudi people, and to examine how Western perceptions of that country are formed. A Vietnam War veteran, serving as a Medical Corpsman in the 4th Infantry Division, he draws parallels between that previous conflict in South East Asia, and the current one in South West Asia.
2)-Short Presentation: Removing Stereotypes and Building Bridges by Dr Mody Alkhalaf (Director Cultural and Social Affairs Dept. at the Saudi Cultural Mission in Washington DC)
3)-Short Presentation: Art in Saudi Arabia by Dr Nada Farhat an artist and a Physician
4)-Folklore Dancing and Fashion show
5)-Exhibit including:
Free food and drinks for everyone
Posters and pamphlets focusing on different aspects related to Saudi Arabia.
Saudi/Arabic food recopies
Have your picture taken within a tent wearing Saudi traditional dress (you can bring your own camera)
Have your name written in Arabic and learn some common Arabic vocabularies in a few minutes
For ladies only: Have beautiful henna (temporary tattoo) on your forehand
And more …
We look forward to see you there, please bring someone with you since the event is free and open to public

5th Annual Saudi Cultural Show and Open House

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