Western Carolina University is wrapping up its International Education Week at Folkmoot Friendship Center with a Middle Eastern Friendship Dinner and a short film, Bon Voyage, followed by a panel discussion with US residents from Syria and Yemen. This cultural event will take place on Friday, November 17, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Dinner begins at 6:00 p.m. with a traditional Middle Eastern meal, catered by The Döner of Asheville and will feature falafel wraps, red lentil soup and pita bread, tabbouleh and baklava. At 7:00 p.m., guests will move to the Multipurpose Room for a film screening of Bon Voyage and a discussion of the journey of refugees with Fadia Afashe, a renowned visual artist from Syria, former Humphrey Fellow and lifelong activist; her husband Jay Abdo, a Syrian actor who has recently starred in Queen of the Desert with Nicole Kidman and A Hologram for the King with Tom Hanks; and Abeer Aman, a North Carolina resident from Yemen.
Tickets for this event are $15 for adult $10 for students and can be purchased at Folkmoot.org or by calling 828-452-2997. Limited seating is available so guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. Parking is free and available in the back of the Folkmoot Friendship Center.