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Media :: Turkish Film Screening - Two Hearts As One (Birleşen Gönüller)

Triangle : 05-04-2015

Divan Center will be hosting a Turkish movie screening: Two Hearts As One (Birleşen Gönüller) with English Subtitle on Monday, May 4, 2015 @7:00 PM in Witherspoon Student Center Cinema, NCSU.

What: Two Hearts As One (Birleşen Gönüller)
When: Monday, May 4, 2015 @7:00 PM
Where: Witherspoon Student Center Cinema, NCSU
2810 Cates Ave Raleigh, NC 27606 Directions


• Online: $7.00
• At the door (unless tickets are sold out): $10.00
• Please keep your ticket after the purchase as you need to print it out or show the e-mail received for entry.
• No reception prior to event.
• The screenings will promptly start at the time listed above. Please, spare time for parking and other arrangements in advance.
• Parking is free.

Festival :: International Festival of Language and Culture

Triangle : 04-26-2015



You are invited to attend the International Festival of Language and Culture's program at the Ellipse Park on Sunday, April 26 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The program will show case colorful dance and song performances by 100 students from 20 countries. It is free and open to public.

Date: Sunday, April 26 2015
Time: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Venue: The Ellipse Park in Washington, DC (President's Park) located just south of the White House fence
Event Website: www.internationalfestival.us

Dinner :: Inaugural ACT (Aspiring Change Together) Dinner

Triad : 04-20-2015

The Divan Center (Piedmont Triad Chapter) and the UNCG LISSA (Library and Information Studies Student Association) co-sponsored the inaugural ACT (Aspiring Change Together) Dinner on April 20. This fundraising dinner was a collaborative and community-engaged initiative to benefit the Glenwood Branch Library in Greensboro. Dr. Omar Ali, an Associate Professor of Comparative African Diaspora History at UNCG, served as master of ceremonies.

Steve Sumerford, retired assistant director of the Greensboro Public Library, talked in his keynote address about how Mahatma Gandhi's "Constructive Program" motivated him to work in libraries and highlighted libraries' role in furthering social justice and enhancing equity in access to information. Mr. Sumerford has served his community for 25 years managing two branches and procuring grants to support literacy and diversity programs. He started the One City One Book initiative which reached thousands of readers across Greensboro.

Festival :: Turkish food festival to build three water wells in Africa

Triangle : 04-19-2015

It did not matter if it was sunny, windy, or rainy on Sunday. Hundreds of people showed up for the Turkish Food Festival, which was organized by Divan Center and IITS to raise funds for building clean water wells in Africa. A wide variety of foods from Turkish cuisine were offered in the event. Some of the popular items included gyro (doner), Turkish ravioli (manti), grilled kebabs, Turkish coffee, and baklava. Proceeds of the event, a total of $6,070, was donated to Embrace Relief, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that brings together teams of volunteers to collaborate on humanitarian aid and disaster relief. The first of the three wells planned for this year, was built in Kilee, Kenya. This well was dedicated to "our three winners," Deah, Yusor, and Razan, the victims of the Chapel Hill shooting.