Ethiopians for Ethiopians

EFE Twin Cities

EFE Chicago    • EFE Washington, DC    • EFE Los Angeles, CA

Class Description:

Beginning group time teaches parents and children simple Amharic songs and greetings, Children will be divided into age groups. Children will learn basic Amharic language and culture through games, snacks, interactive "Ethiopian village" classroom, and interactions with Ethiopian teachers/mentors.

Parents will learn basic Amharic language through culture lessons such as cooking, music, coffee ceremony. Parents will have the opportunity to meet and build relationships with Ethiopians. There will be Q&A time.

Questions? Please contact Program Director:


March 21 Hailemicheal Michaso, Adult Language Teacher
Oreintation and first Amaharic language lesson

March 28 2nd Language /Book Club/Glory Worship Class
Choose from: continued Amahric language skills/book club discussion

April 4 Gebremicheal Hermano, Ethiopian Culture
Culture is a relative way of life that has been learned, is shared by most members of society, and plays a significant role in shaping human behavior. Come prepared for open class discussion.
April 11 Book Club/ African Hairdressing
Zerfe, owner of Braid Factory/book club discussion

April 18 Jan Simon, Racism and Diversity
Jan Simon, former Senior Country Program Specialist with CHSFS Ethiopian Program, will present "Racism, how can we influence Change?" A panel of adult adoptees and persons of color will join to give their perspective on change.

April 25 Dr. Solomon Gashaw, Current Affairs
Contemporary Ethiopian History, Come prepared for open discussion about current Ethiopian history and poletics.

Dr. Solomon
May 2 Abasha: Ethiopian Cooking Class
With Chef Meseret Asfaw, owner of Narobi East African Market

May 9 Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony with Tigist Anamo
Learn the ins and outs of this integral part of Ethiopian social and cultural life. An invitation to attend a coffee ceremony is considered a mark of friendship or respect and is an excellent example of Ethiopian hospitality.

Tigist Anamo
May 16 Ethiopian Potluck & Fellowship
Bring an authentic Ethiopian dish!

Fall 2014  Classes:  March 21 – May 16, 2014

• Fridays: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Fall 2014 Minnesota Program Book Club

Suspicion Nation by Lisa Bloom

About the Book:
What went wrong behind the scenes in the Trayvon Martin case? Why does America endure so many tragic shootings like this one? These are the questions at the heart of Suspicion Nation. Bestselling author, trial attorney, and NBC News analyst Lisa Bloom covered the murder trial and was appalled by what she witnessed. Bloom now exposes the injustice, conducting new in-depth interviews with key trial participants and digging deeper into the evidence. Suspicion Nation outlines the six biggest mistakes made by the state of Florida that guaranteed it would lose this "winnable case," and the laws and biases that created the conditions for this tragedy.

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