Event Recap: The Fingerprints of Kahlil Gibran on Contemporary Arts

Last week, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) held the first Arabesque Lecture Series event of 2013, “The Fingerprints of Kahlil Gibran on Contemporary Arts.”

January’s Arabesque was dedicated as a celebration of the 130th anniversary of the birth of the literary giant and the submission of ADC’s request for a Kahlil Gibran commemorative stamp. The event was a major success as both new and familiar faces packed the Langston Room at Busboys and Poets to capacity and beyond. The guests enjoyed the wonderful contemporary atmosphere and dining experience at Busboys while learning about Gibran and his lasting impact on facets of art in today’s contemporary age. The evening began with American University Center for Global Peace Mustafa Barzani Scholar of Global Kurdish Studies, Dr. Edmund Ghareeb. Dr. Ghareeb gave the audience an overview of Gibran’s life and his place as one of the most influential artists and poets. To conclude his inform