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Global Symposium, International Night Market, Ramadan story time, and more.
Saturday, April 1st.
Learn to bake mamool: The Alif Institute is holding a workshop with Diah Arman of Sweets by Diah, on how to make mamool, a holiday cookie in the Middle East filled with dates, walnuts, and pistachio. 2pm-4:30pm, Alif Institute, 3288 Marjan Dr, Atlanta, GA 30340. To reserve a spot email email@example.com or call 770-936-8770. More info here. Alif is hosting events throughout the month like this Arab folk dance workshop and children’s story time.
Tuesday, April 4th
Ramadan at the Lilburn library: Celebrate and learn about Ramadan with stories, crafts, snacks, and goody bags at the library. The event is hosted by Lilburn resident Sophia Jetpuri-Naviwala and will feature a special appearance from Georgia state lawmaker Ruwa Romman. 10:30am, Lilburn Library, 4817 Church Street NW, Lilburn, 30047. Info here.
Saturday, April 8th
Canopy Atlanta event: Join community journalism nonprofit Canopy Atlanta (which powers 285 South!) for coffee, networking and a discussion on it’s latest reporting on food access in South Dekalb. 12-2pm, Dope Coffee, 5360 Snapfinger Woods Drive Decatur, GA 30035. Details here.
Thursday, April 13th
Latin American Association Awards Luncheon: The Latin American Association hosts its annual event and fundraiser to honor contributions to the community. 11am, Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, Tickets are $200 each. More info and reserve tickets here.
Atlanta Global Studies Symposium: The Atlanta Global Studies Center is hosting a three day symposium featuring discussions on international issues including global education, languages, and sustainable development (I’m not sure exactly what that means but if you go I’m sure you’ll find out!). It kicks off on April 13th with a keynote from local artist Yehimi Cabron. April 13th to April 15th. More info here.
Saturday, April 15th
Community rally at the ICE Folkston Processing Center: Organizers of Shutdown Folkston ICE Processing Center are hosting a rally outside the facility. They plan to raise awareness about conditions within the facility and demand an end to its funding. 3pm, Highway 252 E, Folkston, GA. More info here.
Community service event for new families: Ethaar, a refugee and immigrant support organization, is assembling and collecting items for newly arriving families. Venue and Time TBD. Stay updated here.
Ramadan story time at Little Shop of Stories: The Decatur based bookstore will be hosting a story time with local author Rahim Snow. 4pm, Little Shop of Stories, 133A East Court Square, Decatur, GA 30030. More info here.
Sunday, April 16
“We Belong Here: Rising Against Hate” - The Atlanta Chinese Dance Company is hosting an event featuring classical and contemporary Chinese dances, inspired by the Asian American civil rights movements. 2pm, Gas South Theater, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097. Details here.
Friday, April 21st
Atlanta International Neighborhood Night Market: The Suwanee Town Center is having a two day celebration that is “inspired by vibrant outdoor markets popular throughout Europe and Asia…where food, retail, and educational vendors offer a variety of fresh, local street foods, arts & crafts.” Starts 5pm on Friday, April 21st and ends at 10pm on Saturday, April 22nd. 330 Town Center Ave, Suwanee, Georgia 30024. More info here.
Friday, April 28th
‘Taste of the World’ Fundraising Dinner: The Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network is hosting its annual dinner, featuring food that reflects the origin countries of the people the organization serves. Tickets are $150. If you want to attend but the ticket is outside of your budget, there are volunteering opportunities (contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details).* 7pm-10pm, 1221 Peachtree St NE #400, Atlanta, GA 30361. More info here.
South Asian artists featured at Doraville Arts Center: Raksha, a South Asian community nonprofit, launches its “I am” exhibit featuring the work of artists from the community. Artist submissions (info here) will be accepted through April 10th. *The opening reception is on the 28th, but the exhibit runs through May 11th.* 5pm-9pm, Doraville Art Center, 3774 Central Avenue, Doraville, 30340. Details here.
Saturday, April 29th
Refuge Coffee Spring Market: The Clarkston based coffee shop hosts its annual spring market, featuring vendors with arts and crafts, and food, originating from around the world. Interested in being a vendor or volunteering? Details here. 9am, Refuge Coffee, 4170 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Clarkston, GA 30021. More info here.
*As always, if I missed anything (and I’m sure I did!) - please reply to this email and let me know. I continue to update the calendar throughout the month.*
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