A few days ago I sat down to chat with Yomna, my friend and PR chair of the BU Egyptian Club. Here’s what she had to say about the BU Egyptian Club, their upcoming events, and her time with the organization:
Tell me about yourself; what is your role in the club?
My name is Yomna Bendary, and I am the PR chair for BU Egyptian Club. I am in charge of the social media accounts for our club and write mosts of our posts.
What events do you put on during the school year?
We hold a couple of social events throughout each semester including trips to the MFA, Egyptian movie nights, and out big fall event our first Egyptian culture night!
What is your club’s mission?
The Egyptian Club’s goals are to celebrate the Egyptian culture, educate the public about Egypt as a whole, and raise awareness about its current issues.
Can you tell me more about your event on November 11th?
On November 11th we will be hosting our first Egyptian Culture Night: El Leyla Kebira. We will be serving koshary, a traditional Egyptian dish made with rice, lentils, and macaroni mixed together, topped with a spiced tomato sauce and garlic vinegar and garnished with chickpeas and crispy fried onions. We also excited to be hosting a professional tanoura performer. Tanoura is a traditional Egyptian folk dance and word itself refers to the colorful skirts that the performers wear during the dance that make beautiful images as they spin. Our advisor Dr. Farouk El-Baz will also be joining us in celebrating Egyptian culture and speaking at our event. Dr. Farouk El-Baz is Research Professor and Director of the Center for Remote Sensing at BU and also an Egyptian-American space scientist who worked with NASA to assist in the planning of scientific exploration of the moon.
Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Join us for a night of entertainment, music, dancing, and food as we celebrate all things Egyptian!
Where can we find out more info about your club?
For more information about our club, follow our Facebook page Boston University Egyptian Club (https://m.facebook.com/?hrc=1&refsrc=http%3A%2F%2Fh.facebook.com%2Fhr%2Fr&_rdr#~!/buegyptian/) and our Instagram page @buegyptianclub (http://instagram.com/buegyptianclub)
Be sure to check out their Culture Night on November 11th and follow them on Facebook!