In this month’s update you will find a reminder of events, as well as news about new activities we are launching. Please help us get the word out about these events to your local community and anyone who may be interested in participating in one or more of these activities. Thank you!
Preserving the memories and history of the Lebanese-American community is a vital matter.For this reason, the Khayrallah Center is offering a free two-day workshop on the methodology, theory, and practice of oral history. This will take place on NC State University campus April 24-26, 2015. The goal of the workshop is to provide amateur oral historians with the training to conduct interviews within their own communities.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Khayrallah Lebanese Diaspora Prize which recognizes the best artistic expression of the Lebanese Diaspora. Whether in visual art, written work, performance or electronic medium, theKhayrallah Prize identifies, awards and publicly honors those whose original work captures the experiences of Lebanese immigrants, their relationship to Lebanon and their new homes, and their communities and peregrinations.
The Khayrallah Center will hold its 2nd triennial scholarly conference on Lebanese Diaspora at NC State University, March 20-21, 2015. This conference will bring together scholars from across the US and the world to present their research and discuss ways to advance academic study of the Lebanese Diaspora. Registration is required and seating is limited.
On Friday, March 7th, The Khayrallah Center, in partnership with Levine Museum of the New South and Metrolina Phoenician Club, will hold a reception to celebrate the opening of Cedars in the Pines, a museum exhibit that tells the 130 years history of the Lebanese in North Carolina. The exhibit will be open to the public March 8 through August 7, 2015.
To register for the reception and more informationgo here >