Birmingham, AL. Our Center hosted the 4th Annual Dialogue Dinner on Thursday, January 21st, 2010 at the Harbert Center in Birmingham, AL. The theme of the dinner is “Who is my neighbor?”
Distinguished speakers of the program were:
Dr. Beverly Hawk, Director of Crossroads Community Center at University of Alabama
Dr. Edward LaMonte, Howell Heflin Professor of Political Science at Birmingham Southern College
Mr. Gurkan Ekicikol, Outreach director, Istanbul Center, Atlanta,GA
The dinner attracted approximately 100 special guests including people from churches, synagogues, mosques, educational institutions, media organizations, government agencies, and other community groups and religious organizations. People came together at one table, and they have proved that this is a situation of great richness, with remarkable opportunities for mutual understanding and for creating a society rooted in common values.
The special guest of the program, Ms. Mine Calik, performed Ebru (or water marbling) which is one of the most unique and beautiful forms of Turkish art.