Arab Fest 2014 (3: Summary of Events)

The video above is the Arab Fest 2014’s first event, the Arab Art and Fashion Show, “event captured” in the VT University Libraries Multipurpose Room (MPR). 

On Tues Feb 4, 2014, from 6:30pm - 8:30pm, the second event of Arab Fest 2014 was a friendly gathering filled with Arabic music, conversation, and of course the famous hookah pipes. Pictured left are students studying English at the VT Language and Culture Institute sharing the cushions with students studying Arabic at the VT Department for Foreign Languages and Literature.

Arabic Coffee Night at She-Sha Café

On Tues Feb 4, 2014, from 6:30pm – 8:30pm, the second event of Arab Fest 2014 was a friendly gathering filled with Arabic music, conversation, and of course the famous hookah pipes. Pictured left are students studying English at the VT Language and Culture Institute sharing the cushions with students studying Arabic at the VT Department for Foreign Languages and Literature.
Located in the VT Newman Library Multipurpose Room, this informative panel discussion thrashed out common Arab stereotypes and answered questions from a diverse audience from across the VT campus. Panelists included comedian Dean Obeidallah, co-founder of the  highly regarded New York Arab-American Comedy Festival; Nadine Sinno and  Hannah Benninger, Arabic Professors in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature at VT; and Steven Salaita, an English professor in the VT English Department. Brian Bolton, Director of Cranwell International Center, moderated the event. Read more about this event below in the previous post.

Panel: Breaking Arab Stereotypes

Located in the VT Newman Library Multipurpose Room, this informative panel discussion thrashed out common Arab stereotypes and answered questions from a diverse audience from across the VT campus. Panelists included comedian Dean Obeidallah, co-founder of the highly regarded New York Arab-American Comedy Festival; Nadine Sinno and Hannah Benninger, Arabic Professors in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature at VT; and Steven Salaita, an English professor in the VT English Department. Brian Bolton, Director of Cranwell International Center, moderated the event. Read more about this event below in the previous post.