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Afghan Family Night & Youth Program | Ustadh Feraidoon Mojadedi & Dr. Arshad Ershad

July 23, 2023 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

For families that arrived from Afghanistan in the U.S. after August 2021, please join us for a Sunday family night program about building Afghan American identity and religious and cultural resiliency with Ustadh Feraidoon Mojadedi and Dr. Arshad Ershad.

Sunday, July 23 | 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Free to attend; registration required for dinner @ mcceastbay.org/family-night

Registration is required for dinner.

Free backpacks with all essential school supplies will be given to school-age kids that have registered and attended the talks.

Questions? refugee@mcceastbay.org

Ustadh Feraidoon Mojadedi is one of Bay Area- California’s most well-known and respected community leaders, lecturers, and entrepreneurs. He was born in Herat, Afghanistan, and immigrated with his family to America during the Russian invasion of Afghanistan in 1985. After graduating from American High School and Chabot College, he attended San Francisco State University, where he majored in history.

He grew up in a household with a deep love and reverence for poetry. At age five, he began memorizing poems by Rumi and other great poets. His love of poetry continued to grow and eventually developed into a passion and calling that would allow him to teach regular classes on Rumi throughout California, the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Germany, and even as far as Konya, Turkey, where Mawlana Rumi is laid to rest. The nuances of the Farsi language, in which he is fluent, allow him the unique ability to bring Rumi’s poetry to life and to help listeners recognize Rumi’s essential message of peace, love, coexistence, and connection with the Divine. He is the author and performer of the “Layla & Majnun” a play produced by Performing Lines in Perth, Australia.

Ustadh Feraidoon spends his free time reading, studying, and lecturing on many topics, including Rumi and a comprehensive collection of Farsi poetry, spirituality, and self-development. He currently lives with his wife and two children in Dublin, California.

More Sidi Feridoon: https://mcceastbay.org/feraidoon

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