An Iraq native and University of Wyoming student will be speaking tonight at Sheridan College as part of their 3rd annual Festival of Cultures. Sheridan Media's Betsy Love has the details
Ali Hamodi is one of UW's med students. Though tonight he will not be talking of medicine, but of a different way of survival. He will be sharing his life journey, beginning, in war-torn Baghdad:
That was Claudia Colnar, who is the International Student Recruiter for Sheridan College and also one of the Festival's organizers.
She says Ali was slated to speak at last year's festival, but a spring blizzard unfortunately shut down the town the night he was to speak:
Claudia lived in the Middle East for a number of years. She, like many who lived or traveled there, say there is often a difference between our perceptions of the region and people, and the reality:
And if the educational element isn't enough to entice you, afterwards there is a reception, where you can sample some Middle East sweets:
Ali's talk is at 7 o'clock tonight at Sheridan College in the CTEL Hall.