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Apply to live in Turath House

Carina Kurban ’14 wants you to live with her (and friends):

Are you interested in Arab/Middle Eastern/Muslim cultures? Do you like hummus, hookah, and henna? Do you want to live in a brick house with a fenced-in backyard, a screened-in porch, a dishwasher, private laundry machines, and the world’s most adorable DOG? Then apply to live in Turath House! Turath is currently seeking a sophomore or junior male to live in a gorgeous 300-sq ft double that has a built-in fireplace and built-in shelves. (Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be Arab, Middle Eastern, or Muslim to live in the house, nor do you need to speak Arabic). APPLY NOW!

Email ckurban(at)wesleyan(dot)edu for more information.

Creating Meaningful Conversations: Islamophobia, the Death Penalty & Ethics

 We are all implicated in issues of social justice. Carina Kurban’14 is giving you the opportunity to join the discussion:

Come join Brighter Dawns, the MSA, Turath House, and Community Services House as we discuss a social justice issue we often shy away from: Islamophobia. A free Arab dinner will be served and WesDEF will lead the conversations, which will be a great introduction for the relevant programs over homecoming weekend: the play on Friday night and the WESeminar on Saturday morning featuring social activist and survivor Rais Bhuiyan.

Date: Thursday, October 18
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Place: 200 Church
Cost: Free! And free dinner!

New Muslim Cool: The Story of a Puerto Rican-American Muslim

Puerto-Rican food!? YUHHHH

Join the Muslim Student Association, Ajùa Campos, La Casa and Turath House for a screening of New Muslim Cool, a documentary about the life of a Puerto Rican-American Muslim.

From the filmmakers’ website:

Puerto Rican American rapper Hamza Pérez ended his life as a drug dealer 12 years ago, and started down a new path as a young Muslim…But when the FBI raids his mosque, Hamza must confront the realities of the post-9/11 world, and challenge himself. He starts reaching for a deeper understanding of his faith, discovering new connections with people from Christian and Jewish communities.

Halal Puerto Rican food will be served!

Date:   April 21

Time:   6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Place:  Shanklin 107

House Hopping Day: Hummus Making at TURATH HOUSE

Why get Weshop hummus when you make your own? Because it takes effort? Yeah, I feel you. But still,

Love hummus?

Did you know that hummus is different across the Middle East? Come out and make your own personal batch with fresh ingredients from different regions of the Middle East. PITA AND INGREDIENTS WILL BE PROVIDED.

(Also, come check out Turath House while you’re at it! A cozy five-person house on Lawn Avenue with great programs and people.)

Date:   Feb. 20
Time:   Noon – 5:00 PM
Place:  Turath House, 22 Lawn Avenue

Henna Festival at Turath House

Members of Turath House invite you to come draw on yourself:

Love henna? Never tried it? Come out for a night of henna, music, and good company whether you’re a henna veteran or want to try it out for the first time. Learn about what henna means and represents for people across different cultures.

(Henna, music, and learning will be provided. Bring smiles and design skillz.)

  • Date: Friday, February 18
  • Time: 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM
  • Place: Turath House, 22 Lawn Ave

Arabic Night, with food and music

Satrio Wicaksono ’10 writes:

Turath House and the Arabic Language Program are cosponsoring Arabic Night. We will serve lots of pita bread and hummus, Tunisian tagine, Arabian coffee, and shisha! You can also sing and dance along with some Middle Eastern tunes. Come, it’s free!

Date: Saturday, Nov. 1
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Place: 47 Brainard