Community invited to Rise Up’s Taste of Ethiopia | Arts-entertainment

by Zelalem

Rise Up is inviting the community to a Taste of Ethiopia, Thursday, Nov. 16, 5:30-8 p.m. at the NSU Jazz Lab, 315 N. Muskogee Ave. The event is free and open to the public.

Guests at the event will be offered a tasting of traditional Ethiopian cuisine, featuring doro wat, injera, and coffee during Rise Up members’ presentations about their work in Ethiopia.

Rise Up Director Scotty Batie, with John Yeutter and Pam Moore, will bring stories, photos and cultural items from their recent trip to the U.N. Organization for Education, Science and Culture World Heritage site in Konso, Ethiopia. They will also update attendees on the construction progress for the school villagers are building in partnership with Rise Up.

Rise Up is committed to providing educational spaces, opportunities, and learning resources to rural, developing, and indigenous communities around the world. Rise Up Inc. is a Tahlequah 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, funded by donations from individuals. Learn more at

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