Reaching Out Creatively

I have to admit that the prospect of free food where I don’t have to go out with some creepy guy has always held a measure of attraction for me. So when I met the women pictured below at Art for the Cash Poor,

And saw the tasty baklava, and kolwashkor rolls stuffed with pistachio nuts, I was sold.

Seriously, they were there representing the Arab American Development Corporation which has a branch in Philadelphia. Aside from tasty desserts, and a henna tattoo on my hand, I came away with a better understanding of the Arab American community in my own backyard.

Their web site contains an abundance of information about Arab American identity and culture. Take a look. Below are some links to posts I’ve written about Arabic contributions to the arts.