February 20, 2015 - 11:52am
I originally entered the Levantine Cultural Center to attend a workshop on world peace. I left that night enrolled in a beginning Arabic class. There are many words to describe who I am: white, woman, American, European ancestry, Roman Catholic. None of these connect me to the Middle East or North Africa. I have no familial roots in the ME/NA region. Yet, my passion for politics and poetry provided me a fascination with places I did not grow up in but have been intrigued by for a long time. The LCC has given me a space to develop my understanding of the region and to nurture my appreciation for great art, past and present.