Do you want to feel a sense of community? Build bridges between cultures? Come join a diverse group of women from Bellevue who meet regularly to share tea and conversation and make connections in the greater Eastside community.
The Cultural Conversations Program was launched in 2010 as a partnership between diverse women in the community and the City of Bellevue. It was initiated by women who had a desire to get better connected with their community and who wanted to enhance their knowledge and understanding of different cultural practices and world views.
Monthly gatherings include women from all around the world. The events are free, refreshments are served and women of all ages, faiths and cultures are welcome to attend. Meetings are held on Tuesdays 1-2:30 p.m., at Crossroads Community Center, 16000 NE 10th St., Bellevue unless otherwise noted. Pre-arranged child care is recommended.
2015-2016 Meeting Dates:
2015: Sep 29, Oct 27, Dec 8
2016: Feb 3 (evening meeting), Mar 8, Apr 12, May 17
Topic Categories of the 2014-2015 Season:
- Storytelling: for change & connections across culture
- Arts and Crafts traditions and expression
- Global importance of educating girls
- Unintended consequences of placing women's careers on-hold
- Cultural Shifting between generations: the push-pull
- Practice of Gift Giving
For more information about the program or to join our email list, please contact Carol Ross CRoss@bellevuewa.gov 425-452-7917 or Barb Tuininga BTuininga@bellevuewa.gov 425-452-2800
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The World in My Kitchen Cookbook
The women of Cultural Conversations are proud to announce the release of the latest edition of The World in My Kitchen. The cookbook features over 75 recipes from 40 countries. Personal stories of the contributors make this book extra special and a great holiday gift. Copies are $10.00 each and can be purchased at the front desk at City Hall and at Mini City Hall at Crossroads Shopping Center, or by contacting Julie Ellenhorn at firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds from cookbook sales support the Cultural Conversations Program, Sophia’s Way and Backpack Meals for Kids.