DFW Internatinal Community Alliance


   October 25, 2008
  Addison Circle Park (under the Addison water tower, see map)
  12 noon to 10 pm

Participants in the International Marketplace:
Unity Garden    Africa    Americas    Asia    Europe

UNITY GARDEN
Akaljot Guardwara Sikh Community www.akaljot.com
Amma Center www.ammachidallas.org
Awakening Heart
The Bahai Faith www.usbahai.org or www.bahai.org
Dallas Peace Center www.DallasPeaceCenter.org
DFW Muslim Community
Peacemakers Incorporated www.peacemakersincorporated.org
Raindrop Foundation www.rdftx.org


INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE:  AFRICA
AFRICA:  Catholic Charities of Dallas / Refugee & Empowerment Services
Find out how the Catholic Charities of Dallas/Refugee & Empowerment Services micro-business program helps local refugees earn additional income to subsidize their family income and share their culture.  www.catholiccharitiesdallas.org
EGYPT:  The Egyptian Exhibit
Travel to Egypt to learn about a great civilization from six thousand years ago and see Egyptian art replicas to collect and to enjoy.
EGYPT:  Little Egypt
Shimmy in bejeweled hip scarves and silken veils to the belady rhythms of the Nile.
ERITREA:  United Eritrean American Families of Dallas
Go shopping in a bazaar from Northeast Africa where you will discover clothing, weaving, jewelry, and leather goods.
ETHIOPIA:  Mutual Assistance Association for the Ethiopian Community
Participate in the traditional ceremony involving Ethiopian coffee and learn why it signifies brotherhood and unity.
IVORY COAST / CAMEROON: Association of Ivorians in Texas / Dallas Fort Worth Cameroonians
Explore the sites and sounds of Ivory Coast & Cameroon.
MOROCCO:  Marketplace Morocco Bazar
Shop for hand-painted pottery, textiles, carpets, jewelry, and clothing from North Africa.
NIGERIA / GHANA:  Elder’s Corner
Consult the wise tribal leader to discover the meaning of your name, and get a fascinating insight into your life’s mission.
SIERRA LEONE: Sisters of Sierra Leone
View the jewelry, clothing and art of Sierra Leone.
UGANDA:  Fred Mutebi
Visit with Fred Mutebi, who has established himself as a premier International artist creating multi-color woodcut prints documenting social, economic and environmental issues in his homeland of Uganda.


INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE:  The AMERICAS
COLOMBIA:  Clusodecol
See unique and original handmade crafts made from the beautiful natural materials of Columbia.   myspace.com/clusodecol
COSTA RICA:  Vardanyan Jewelry
Discover the secret of looking more beautiful in jewelry made from exotic woods like rosewood, purple heart, iron wood, and mora. www.vardanyanjewelry.net
CUBA:  The Cigar Roller
Observe how Cuban-seed cigars are hand-rolled, and purchase cigars made in the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Nicaragua. www.dhavanacigars.com
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC:  Dominican Society of DFW
Come sample foods and beverages from the Dominican Republic, and purchase the clothing, jewelry, and other decorative items of this island paradise! www.dominicancultureDFW.org
EL SALVADOR: American Salvadorean Association
Learn about the places and peoples of this Central American nation.
LATIN AMERICA:  International Graphics
Support your team or country by wearing the colors of our World Cup soccer teams.
MEXICO: El Telar
Visit us for authentic Mexican textiles and beautiful silver jewelry!
MEXICO: Ballet Folklorico Huehuecoyotl
View jewelry made by cottage artisans, and pick up flyers about our school.
NATIVE AMERICAN:  Mockingbird Flutes and Tah’ NezPah
Enjoy a demonstration by Celtic Tribe flute-maker Larry Evans and Navajo silversmith / flute-maker Jerome Poyer from Shiprock, New Mexico. www.mockingbirdflutes.com
PERU:  Anaui Imports
Visit this exhibit to learn about the legendary embroidery art of the Incan culture and see how it is transformed into fashionable clothing and accessories from the south of Peru.
USA: AFS Intercultural Programs 
Find out about the leading international exchange for high school students for more than 60 years.  Diveristy is our strength!
USA:  Catholic Charities of Dallas / Immigration Services
Stop by to pick up immigration brochures, enter for give-aways, and get information about their services.
www.catholiccharitiesdallas.org
USA:  Dianne Decorative Designs
Go shopping here to find fun and classy clothes and accessories with a boutique touch.
USA: Drums Not Guns
Without beginning or end, the drum circle symbolizes a multi-ethnic consciousness and creates a sense of community that resonates within all participants as you and and old drum together. http://www.drums.org/dng/
USA: Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) of Special Care & Career Services
Come pick up free information about early childhood development.  There will be developmental checklists, adorable growth charts, and information about early childhood intervention services – all offered in many languages. www.specialcarecareer.org
USA:  Heifer International
Learn how this humanitarian organization works to end world poverty and hunger by giving the gift of livestock to impoverished families around the world. www.heifer.org
USA: Mosaic Family Foundation
Discover the impact of human trafficking in North Texas and the world.
USA:  Native Arts Gallery
Rediscover Native American silver jewelry and art.
USA:  Sons of Confederate Veterans
Travel back in time as you view a re-creation of American culture in the 1860’s.  www.scv.org
USA:  Ten Thousand Villages
Purchase handicrafts at this booth and aid Ten Thousand Villages in its goal to help artisans from developing countries provide food, housing, education and health care for their families. www.tenthousandvillages.com
USA: Texas Sculpture Association
View original artwork and sculpture in various styles and media created by the members of the Texas Sculpture Association. www.txsculpture.com
USA:  The Tie Dye Shop
Shop here for tie dye clothing, available in a wide range of rainbow colors. www.thetiedyeshop.com
USA:  The Transforming Touch
Put some glitz and glamour in your life with custom designed jewelry in sterling silver and 14K rolled gold.
www.transformingtouch.com
USA: United Nations Association
Visit this exhibit to learn more about the ways The United Nations Association supports the United Nations Association supports the United Nations through education and information. www.unausa.org
USA:  World Affairs Council of Dallas / Fort Worth
Join the Council and participate in an extensive offering of educational programs about the world’s issues. www.dfwworld.org


INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE:  ASIA
ASIA: FRIENDSPEAK
Learn about creating life-changing conversations.
www.friendspeak.org
ASIA: Just Peace
Stop by this booth to purchase exotic silver jewelry, beautiful sarongs, scarves, and bags made from silks and other textiles, and other unique statues and items perfect for keeping or giving! 
AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Community DFW
Examine carpets, jewelry and handicrafts from the caravanserei.
BURMA: Aung San Suu Kyi
Learn about Burmese culture and Burma’s Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Aung San Suu Kyi.
CHINA:  JK Wong Kung Fu Tai Chi Academy
See a martial arts and cultural display.
CHINA:  New Tang Dynasty Television Dallas
Be amazed as New Tang Dynasty TV Dallas presents The Divine Performing Arts Spectacular 2009 at the Eiseman Center Richardson on January 27-29, 2009.
www.BestChineseShows.com
INDIA:  Niru, the Boutique
Stop by this booth to find unique apparel and accessories from the Desi countries. www.nirusboutique.com
INDONESIA: Madeinbali
Visit this booth for exotic wood carvings, kites, and musical hand drums!
INDONESIA:  Umiko Silalahi
Adorn yourself with silver jewelry from Bali, and find exotic wood carvings, handbags, batik, and other unique gift items.
IRAN:  Texas Persian Cultural Center
Come join the fun and re-discover Iran.  The Persian Cultural Center is proud to represent Iranian culture art and music. www.texaspcc.org
IRAQ:
Sightsee along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, in the cradle of civilization.
NEPAL:  Nepalese Society of Texas
Learn about tourism and exotic shopping opportunities in the nation atop the Himalayas.
NEPAL and TIBET:  Bajra Inc.
Purchase handicrafts made by artisans from the “roof of the world“.  www.bajraimports.com
PAKISTAN:  Farah Janjua
Experience a different world through the eyes of a Pakistani photographer who produces both humanitarian and art photography.
PAKISTAN:  Glamor Hair Design
>Learn how threading is done and adorn yourself with mehendi (henna temporary tattoos).  www.glamourhairdsign.com
PHILIPPINES:  Annie Brown
Find unique hand-crafted items, jewelry, gemstones, and home décor.  www.beadsandhomedecor.com
SOUTH ASIA:  Desi Couture
See exotic clothing, jewelry and accessories from India and Pakistan. www.desicouture.com
SOUTH ASIA:  Everest Heights and Radio Salaam Namaste
Explore the projects initiated by Everest Heights and Radio Salaam Namaste that connect the South Asian communities in North Texas. www.everestheights.com or radiosalaamnamaste.com
TAIWAN:  Tzu Chi Foundation
Surround yourself with the international issues relating to environment and global warming.


INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE:  EUROPE
FRANCE: Alliance Francaise Dallas
Immerse yourself in the culture of France with T-shirts, magazines, flyers and books. www.afnorthtexas.org
FRANCE:  Dallas International School
Find out how Dallas International School provides multilingual education for students in preschool through high school.  Graduates receive the French or International Baccalaureate Diploma.  www.dallasinternationalschool.org
FRANCE: French-American Chamber of Commerce Dallas/Fort Worth
Tickets to Beaujolais Wine Festival www.faccdallas.com
FRANCE: Les Jardins de Pascale
Purchase original, fun and rustic handmade forged metal sculptures and decorative items for your yard and home by artist Pascale Pryor.  www.lesjardinsdepascale.com
GERMANY:  Old World Treasures
Learn more about a century-old German tradition of displaying meticulously carved, illuminated arches in the windows of homes during winter nights.
LATVIA:  Dallas Riga Sister Cities Committee
Visit this exhibit to learn more about the ways Dallas Riga Sister Cities Committee is promoting friendship between Dallas, Texas and Riga, Latvia.
NORWAY:  Norwegian Society of Texas
Get more information here about The Norwegian Society of Texas, celebrating 33 years of enjoying, preserving and promoting the Norwegian heritage. 
www.norwegiansocietytexas.org
OLD ENGLANDE:  Gypsy Wisdom
Discover the mysteries in your future with tarot card and palm readings.
POLAND:  Polish American Foundation of Texas
Celebrate Polish Heritage Month at WorldFest with Polish food, arts and crafts, and lots of fun!  www.polamfound.com
RUSSIA: Russian Banya Family Spa & Café
Visit this booth to see a wonderful cultural display of items from Russia and the Ukraine. www.russianbanyaofdallas.com
SCOTLAND:  North Texas Caledonian Pipes and Drums
Enjoy this lively music:  their name says it all!  www.ntcpd.com
UKRAINE:  Ukrainian American Society of Texas
Learn how UAST serves to unite all Ukrainians and friends of Ukraine in Dallas Metroplex in order to keep the Ukrainian culture, traditions and language alive.  www.uast.org



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