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February Newsletter is here!

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Here’s our February newspaper. If you missed newsletters from previous months, check out JanuaryDecember and November.

Kicking off our fundraiser

This month we are proud to include a list of community sponsors of the interactive museum exhibit we are curating at the North Carolina Museum of History in 2014. Thanks for helping us kick off our fundraiser. If you’d like to donate today, check our our Donations page (found on the blog and our website).

DVD giveaway

We are pleased to announce that we are hosting a giveaway on our Facebook account for a DVD copy of the Cedars in the Pines documentary!

To enter to win the DVD, like our Facebook page Lebanese in NC. Once you’ve done this, post your favorite aspect of Lebanese culture on our Facebook status about the giveaway. We will pick a winner at random! Please let others know!

Community Spotlight: Judge Allen Baddour

We are so excited to feature a short interview with Allen Baddour.  Here are some excerpts:

We were raised to have an emphasis on family, both in direct communication and modeling. We grew up saying that our first cousins were like siblings to us. We were very close to our uncles and cousins. We just didn’t know anything but that. Growing up Christmas was a family reunion. There were sixty or seventy people every Christmas, we all had a meal together.

I struggle with that sometimes because I identify with more obvious, in appearance, minorities who may not have the luxury of being able to bring out that minority identity when they want to. It’s going to be ‘out’ if you’re African American. I struggle with the idea that I could be considered a part of a minority community that is not an obvious one.

As always, if you’d like to be involved in the newsletter, let us know!

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