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Cultural Stories is talking with Zenovia Harris, CEO of Kent Chamber of Commerce about diversity, equity and inclusion in Kent and why these topics are so important to the businesses and community in Kent.
Cultural Stories conversation with Afua Kouyate, Founder and Executive Director of the ADEFUA Cultural Education Workshop in Seattle, WA. Their mission is create, expand and offer options for youth to enhance growth, personal development, and academic success through the study of African culture, music and dance.
This is the second in our Cultural Stories series featuring different cultures from Kent and the surrounding areas. This Saturday we will be having a conversation with Wasfee Vazir, the founder of Hindi Time Kids. Hindi Time Kids is a language & culture enrichment program that teaches children outside India how to communicate in Hindi and celebrate the Indian culture in a fun & engaging way.
We are talking with Kausar as she shares three Pakistani recipes with us. Born in Karachi, Pakistan, Kausar Ahmed is a cookbook author, food and prop stylist, chef, and cooking instructor with over 25 years of experience in culinary arts, education, and advertising. Her culinary program in underprivileged communities in Karachi, Pakistan is focused on training women in culinary education, healthy eating and hygiene, empowering them and supporting them to set up small businesses. Kausar is an educator at heart. As an educator here in Kent, she looks forward to helping grow the Project Feast training programs.
Kent International Festival will be having conversations with various cultural groups. Sharing "Cultural Stories" is one way we can learn more about each other and create more understanding in our diverse community. We will be talking with Preeti and Visu about their Indian culture.
We are continuing our Cultural Stories series holding conversations with some locally owned restaurants in Kent. These are family owned and serving delicious cuisine from their culture. The first restaurant is Nana's Southern Kitchen, located on the East Hill. Say something interesting about your business here.
We are continuing our Cultural Stories series holding conversations with two more Kent restaurants in this Cultural Stories edition. Antigua Guatemala and Big Boys Kainan will be sharing with us. These are both located in the Valley in Kent.
This year we could not meet and celebrate our festival in person. We held our first online event on our Facebook page featuring interviews with past performers, cultural booths, food court restaurants and sponsors. Stay tuned for future virtual events until next year on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/kentinternationalfestival/videos/340581146920463
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