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All Dressed Up Like Me is a series of programs that teaches about traditional clothing from around the world. Geared toward children and families, each program focuses on a particular garment. The series will kick off March 9 at 6:30 pm on Zoom. Registration is required.

We will explore:

  • The clothing's history
  • What it is
  • The way it's made
  • How it's worn
  • Why it's worn
  • Its overall cultural and/or religious significance

This month’s event focuses on hijabs, with Faleeha Hassan as the presenter. Hassan is an award-winning Iraqi writer and teacher, often referred to as "the Maya Angelou of Iraq." She wears a hijab, which is a head, face or body covering that some Muslim women wear. Along with teaching about hijabs, Hassan will read aloud two children's books that provide gentle insight on cultural differences. The program will conclude with a Q&A session.

You can also check out another upcoming program, An Evening With Faleeha Hassan! In this program, Hassan will share her personal journey and what inspired her to write. Surrounded by war, loss and horror her entire life, she turned to writing as a coping mechanism. She then became an award-winning sensation. Forced to flee Iraq for safety, she currently resides in New Jersey. This program takes place March 24 at 7 pm on Zoom. Registration is required.