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Mark Your Calendars

A glimpse into what will be happening on campus this week.

Apr 21, 2018

Ahlan Ramadan
On April 25, the Cultural Engagement interns and Muslim Students’ Association will host an orientation and dialogue session regarding Ramadan. This event is essentially a conversation aimed at helping the NYU Abu Dhabi community understand the traditions of the holy month. The various practices in Muslim communities across the world will be presented and discussed by NYUAD students, who will welcome questions from anybody interested. Attendees will be served four different cuisines. The event will be from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Arts Center (C3) majlis. Sign up here.
Cultural Dialogue: Can You See Me Now?
Cultural Dialogue will facilitate a space for NYUAD students, staff and guests to gather together and have a conversation about cultural identity and the issues and differences present in and between cultures. The discussion will be moderated by students from different cultures. Simultaneously, an art performance and a video installation by Maitha AlSuwaidi and Asma Balfaqih will be presented, both titled “Can You See Me Now?” The performance and installation will expose misconceptions about wearing an abaya and the empowerment in the choice to do so. The event will be held on Tuesday, April 24, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. RSVP here.
First Hand Initiative: Kenyan identities
On April 23, the Spiritual Life and Intercultural Education (SLICE) team will be hosting a First Hand Initiative regarding Kenyan Identities in Diversity, followed by dinner. Students will recount their experiences of being Kenyan but not completely identifying with the tribe ideology, including the absence of Kenyan roots and myths about Kenyan culture. Sign up here. Seats are limited.
Future of Travel: Etihad CEO & Terry Jones
The Etihad Aviation Group and startAD are organizing an evening with Terry Jones for all NYUAD community members with the support of the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi. Jones is a renowned entrepreneur and travel pioneer who founded Travelocity and He will discuss the future of travel and tourism with Peter Baumgartner, the CEO of Etihad Airways. Panelists for this event include H.E. Saif Saeed Ghobash, Director General at the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi, 
Abdul Majeed Al Khoori, Acting CEO at Abu Dhabi Airport Company
 and Mohamed Abdalla Al Zaabi, CEO at Miral. The event will be held at the A6 Auditorium on April 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Community Flea Market
On April 27, the Office of Social Responsibility will host a Community Flea Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the East and West Forums. NYUAD community members can buy and sell textbooks, household appliances and clothes as well as pick out some free items.
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