The Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program hosts a number of events throughout the month. These include trainings and workshops to assist refugees and immigrants become full participants in all aspects of American life, volunteer trainings, and various cultural events and celebrations.
A Mosaic of Flavor: Moroccan Tajine, Couscous, and Mint Tea, Wednesday, April 8, 6-7:30PM Edmunds Middle School, Burlington
This month, we will be preparing three traditional Moroccan dishes that are favorites in households throughout Morocco. We will learn to make chicken tagine, a slow-cooked entree prepared in a special domed dish using an array of colorful spices, onions and raisins. To accompany the tagine, we will make chicken and vegetable couscous, using stream from the vegetables to cook the couscous. To finish off the meal, we will learn to make sweet mint tea, a favorite drink that is enjoyed in the morning, afternoon and evening in Morocco. Souad Akka is originally from Marrakesh and moved with her family to Winooski in 2013. She has three children and works in the Winooski School cafeteria. Souad has been cooking since the age of 15 and loves teaching people about Moroccan food and how to use Moroccan spices.
A Mosaic of Flavor cooking class series is sponsored jointly by City Market and the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program. Classes are held at the Edmunds School Cafeteria, at 275 Main Street in Burlington. Classes are $5 for City Market Members / $10 for non-members. For questions, call (802)861-9701
Bridging Cultures - An Open Community Conversation, Birth and Children; Tuesday, April 28, 6:00-8:00PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington
Join in this community conversation which will discuss Birth and Children. Discussion facilitated by Goma Mabika.
Sponsored by Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, Burlington Fletcher Free Library, Winooski O'Brien Community Center, and UVM College of Education and Social Services. Free and open to the public; donations are welcome; light refreshments for sale.