Golden August

Unprecedented Cultural Episodes
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"Golden August "
August 12th-28th, 2004

In one month, Golden August, right before our TENTH ANNIVERSARY, INEAS is presenting three UNIQUE cultural events and a series of educational workshops.

Cultural Events:

1. When Activism & Poetry Become MUSIC

2. Cambridge: The Only Cultural Tour of Its Kind

3. Nimah Nawwab, Saudi Arabian poet; Brahim Sassi, Indian
Sitar player and Wafaa' Al-Natheema, Iraqi poet.

Workshops:

Intensive Arabic Workshop, Level 1

Intensive Arabic Workshop, Level 2

CPR and First Aid Workshops


Cultural Events

1. When Activism & Poetry Become MUSIC
A Night of Music, Poetry and Songs
Featuring: David Rovics , Activist, singer, and guitarist
& Veronique Epiter, Singer, visual artist and pianist
Each in a solo performance
With Poetry Excursions by Wafaa' Al-Natheema
All engulfed by the Visual Art of Veronique Epiter
Part of a 2004 series of cultural/fundraising events sponsored by the Institute of Near Eastern & African Studies (INEAS), a non-profit organization in Cambridge, MA.
Location: Zeitgeist Gallery 1353 Cambridge St. Inman Sq. Cambridge, MA.
Date & Time: Thursday, August 12, 7-9 PM
Donation: $15

David Rovics: In this era of wars on many fronts, no Boston singer and lyric writer has lyrically mastered the predicament as David Rovics. In an intelligently sarcastic intonation of the status quo, he entertains and educates.

Veronique Epiter graduated in 1991 from Boston Conservatory of Music earning a master's degree in vocal therapy. Veronique's visual art and songs appeared in numerous programs on BNN TV and have been recently featured in The Beacon Hill Times.

Wafaa' Al-Natheema has been writing poetry and prose since the age of nine. "Untamed Nostalgia -- Wild Poems" is her first published book in 2004. Al-Natheema is the founder of the Institute of Near Eastern & African Studies (INEAS)

2. Cambridge: The Only Cultural Tour of Its Kind
Because of her multicultural and unique character, some people refer to her as the Republic of Cambridge. Tourists from outside Massachusetts, and inside, will find this to be a wonderful opportunity of learning while having so much fun. Beginning at a location in the Cambridge Galleria then walking to the neighboring Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, driving to the City of Cambridge, which will be followed by a visitation to the Mosque on Prospect St. learning about its history and about the Muslim community, taste the delicious Moroccan cuisine at Argana Restaurant, pass by Whole Foods Market and the Artisans' World gallery, the Zeitgeist gallery, and finally conclude the tour by visiting a FOURTH art gallery at 38 Cameron Ave. and be part of an elegant poetry evening with music featuring poets, Nimah Nawwab and Wafaa' Al-Natheema both accompanied by the intoxicating music of the Indian Sitar performed by the Tunisian musician and director, Brahim Sassi ! Where else can you find such a tour?
With Poetry Excursions by Wafaa' Al-Natheema
All engulfed by the Visual Art of Veronique Epiter
Part of a 2004 series of cultural/fundraising events sponsored by the Institute of Near Eastern & African Studies (INEAS), a non-profit organization in Cambridge, MA.
Meeting Location: INEAS office in Cambridge
Date: Thursday, August 19th
Tour Duration: 2:00 - 9:30 PM
Donation: $15
Reservations deadline: Monday, August 16
Reservations: $65 (includes lunch); $50 for INEAS Members; Add $5 per person for transportation
Quota: Minimum Tourists: 7 Maximum: 20

3. Nimah Nawwab, Saudi Arabian Poet, Brahim Sassi, Indian Sitar player and Wafaa' Al-Natheema, Iraqi poet.

Nimah Ismail Nawwab
comes from a long line of Makkan scholars. An English writer, editor and poet as well as photographer; her interests have led her to venture in various fields. Her poems on women, freedom, life in Arabia, wars, life and death, the younger generation and universal issues have been published online and in print. Her poetry volume 'The Unfurling' will be published in August 2004.

Brahim Sassi: With a comprehensive background in the performing arts, director, writer, and teacher Brahim Sassi has developed an expression of theater and involves cross-cultural perspectives with enfaces on the spiritual nature residing in all forms of creativity. With extensive knowledge of the human body as a dynamic expression of the performing arts, he integrates universal concepts of space, energy, and rhythm as the basis for his arts and directing. His teaching focuses on eastern and occidental philosophy.

Location: 38 Cameron Ave. Cambridge
Date & Time: Thursday, August 19 at 7:30 PM
Donation: $15 (seating limited)


Workshops

Intensive Arabic Workshop, Level 1
This two-day workshop is designed for beginners who had no prior knowledge of Arabic. The workshop teaches the alphabet, letter connection (script), pronunciation, vowels, definite and indefinite nouns and adjectives as well as reading and writing exercises.
Dates and Times: Tuesday, August 24 & Wednesday, August 25 10 AM – 5PM
Registration Fee: $175 (including Arabic package of two books & 3 CDs)
Registration deadline: August 20
Location: Cambridge, MA. You will be provided with the address upon registering.

Intensive Arabic Workshop, Level 2
This two-day workshop is designed for those who completed Workshop I or those who have limited knowledge of Arabic reading and writing. It will cover simple rules of hamza, feminine nouns and adjectives, prepositions and prepositional phrases, pronouns and introduction to sentence structure.
Dates and Times: Thursday, August 26 & Friday, August 10 AM – 4:30 PM
Registration Fee: $100
Registration deadline: August 20

CPR and First Aid Workshops

Instructor:
Alejandro Urrutia
CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and First Aid are skills that many people should learn whether for the interest to help others or simply for knowledge. These skills become especially useful for people who are living in war conditions or are traveling to countries or regions undergoing war or natural disasters. The completion of the three workshops CPR 1, CPR 2 and First Aid, will entitle you with a certificate as a CPR/First Aid specialist from the red cross and will enable you to perform CPR and First Aid whenever needed.
Dates and Times: August 14, 21 and 28, Noon to 4 pm
Registration Deadline: August 10
Registration Fee: $100 (for all three sessions [12 hours], incl. Material); $85 for INEAS members
Location: : ROCA 101 Park St. Chelsea, MA.

Alejandro Urrutia, MD, is an instructor with the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross.

CPR for the Professional Rescuer 1
Date and Time: Saturday, August 14, Noon to 4 PM

1.- Basics in responding to an Emergency.
2.- Primary survey.
3.- Secondary Survey.
4.- Respiratory Emergencies.
5.- Using a BVM (Bag valve mask respirator and a Pocket Mask).
6.- Injuries of the chest.

CPR for the Professional Rescuer 2
Date and Time: Saturday, August 21, Noon to 4 PM

1.- Cardiac Emergencies
2.- CPR for Adult, Infant and Child.
3.- How to use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator)

First Aid Workshop
Date and Time: Saturday, August 28, Noon to 4 PM

1.- Injuries, severe bleeding and shock.
2.- Injuries to the head and spine
3.- Injuries of Muscle bone and Joint.


Checks may be made payable to "INEAS"
Mail with your registration form to:

Institute of Near Eastern & African Studies (INEAS) 

P.O. Box 425125
Cambridge, MA 02142 USA