Friday, October 8, 2010

Tucson Meet Yourself is starting today! Please make it a point to support these refugee entrepreneurs!

Food Vendors:

Sahra Hirsi will be selling Somali food including sambusas and Somali tea at the Guryasamo stand near the library.

Sultan Palace, a local refugee-owned business, will sell Afghani food.

Iskashitaa Refugee Sewing and Crafts Circle (IRSCC) will feature Burundi baskets, rag rugs, plarn water bottle holders, and much more for sale, and refugees from many countries will sell and demonstrate how to make these beautiful items. Iskashitaa Refugee Harvesting Network will also have available local fruit and preserved food items from locally gleaned produce. Stop by their booth at Pennington and Church by the library.

The Somali Bantu Association of Tucson, Arizona will have a booth on the grass on the main library plaza. Stop by to learn about SBATA and purchase jewelry.

International Rescue Committee MicroE participants:

Aita Gurung: Demonstration – 10/9-10

Artiest from Bhutan, he would like to demonstrate his art paintings and introduce the Bhutanese art culture.

Charlotte African Tailoring: Demonstration - 10/9-10

Charlotte, a tailor from Congo, will demonstrate her African tailoring styles and introduce her African dresses made for male and female.

Morad Ceramic: Sale - 10/9-10

Morad uses special paints on ceramic bowl, plates and more. This type of art originated in Turkey and called the Art of Izink Ceramic. Morad has learned and master this type of paintings and started his own small workshop business. He is planning to sell his products at Tucson Meet Yourself.

Tatari Import: Sale - - 10/9-10

This is a small family business owned by Ejaz Bhakshi and his wife, who are both from Afghanistan. They sell clothes for men and women, accessories, antiques from the Middle East and other parts of the world.

Paradise Fashion Design: Demonstration – Only Sunday October 10th

Teddy Mambulu is from Congo. He designs and tailors African clothes for men and women.

This is his first year in the USA, and he would like to show his product to the public.

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