Macalester's Middle Eastern Student Association (MESA)


MESA is a cultural organization at Macalester that welcomes Middle Easterners and lovers of the Middle East. A taste of fun and food, political squabble and lively wobble, brought together to spend some time cooking , talking, and laughing about the region that is known as the Middle East. The cultural group represented by MESA includes people from all member states of the League of Arab States, as well as Cyprus, Israel, Iran, and Turkey. Our goal is to bring together people from similar backgrounds and politically charged regions, and remind the community that the Middle East exists beyond the breaking news on CNN, and that people who live there do so at times of war and at times of peace.

Recent events:
Deylamaan Concert, November 2009
In the Kitchen with Mesa, November 2009
Performance at the MIO show, October 2009
* SPO Initiative 2010, March 2010

Upcoming events:
 "In the Kitchen with MESA" - April 20th in the Cultural House
"Study Break with MESA" - May 1st on the lawn

Confusion in the Middle East?

A struggle to overcome our differences?

What if we made peace?

That sounds like a great idea.

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