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The Food We Carried: Middle Eastern Foodways in Michigan

Keynote speaker: Liana Aghajanian

Our 2019 theme focused on Middle Eastern food and culture, immersing participants in this vibrant region while complementing the Kalamazoo Valley Museum exhibit, “What We Carried: Fragments and Memories from Iraq and Syria.” The keynote was delivered by Liana Aghajanian, a journalist specializing in storytelling and international reporting focused on marginalized communities, immigration, displacement and identity.