Julia Gaspar-Bates, Local Groups Director
The Local Groups met to discuss common issues, ask questions, and engage in several activities facilitated by Julia Gaspar Bates and Kwesi Ewoodzie. It was FUN!!! And here is a poem that emerged when we were sent to chat rooms to devise a poem that reflected cultural celebrations for this time of year. Can you detect which cultures these traditions come from?
Poem from the Local Groups Meeting:
Eating grapes and dates a many
Celebrating, reflecting, dragon dancing with zest
Resolutions for what comes next
Fireworks lighting up the sky and spirits soaring high
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
Oh no not not!
Burning off the negatives from the old year
While holding friends and family dear
Let’s all get together and cheer
Some of SIETAR DC’s members got together for a baking fest of holiday treats to distribute to recently arrived Afghani refugees. We would like to share some photos!
Holly Emert, Laurette Bennhold-Samaan, Julia Gaspar Bates, Nicolette Regis, Anne-Claire Frank Seisay