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Afghan Youth Resiliency Workshop | Ustadh Feraidoon Mojadedi

June 10, 2023 @ 11:00 am 3:00 pm

To support our refugee girls and boys (ages 12-19) who arrived with their families after August 2021, join this free workshop & luncheon about building Afghan American identity and religious and cultural resiliency. Hosted by MCC-SRVIC Refugee Support program in collaboration with Ustadh Feraidoon Mojadedi and Masjid Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq in Hayward.

Saturday, June 10 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Masjid Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq in Hayward | Register at mcceastbay.org/afghan-youth | Free to attend; lunch provided | In-person only, the program will not be live-streamed

This is the first of six monthly sessions from June to November 2023. This youth program is hosted in collaboration with Masjid Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq.

Questions? refugee@mcceastbay.org

Ustadh Feraidoon Mojadedi is one of the most well-known and respected community leaders, lecturers, and entrepreneurs in the Bay Area – California. 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 the age of five he began to memorize 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., 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, allows 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 “Layla & Majnun” 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 wide 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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