Ethiopians for Ethiopians

EFE Twin Cities

EFE Chicago    • EFE Washington, DC    • EFE Los Angeles, CA

Class Description:

Beginning group time teaches parents and children simple Amharic songs and greetings, Children will be divided into age groups. Children will learn basic Amharic language and culture through games, snacks, interactive "Ethiopian village" classroom, and interactions with Ethiopian teachers/mentors.

Parents will learn basic Amharic language through culture lessons such as cooking, music, coffee ceremony. Parents will have the opportunity to meet and build relationships with Ethiopians. There will be Q&A time.

Questions? Please contact Program Director:


March 27  --  First day of class
Orientation and first Amharic language lesson -- new curriculum!

April 3  --  Dr. Daniel Abebe, Racism Today: Part 1
Racial micro-agressions are brief and common place on environmental indignities -- whether intentional or an intentional -- that communicates hostile derogatory or negative slights and insults toward people of color.

April 10  --  Book Club/ African Hairdressing & Braiding
Presenter will be a unidentified celebrity, this is a class you don't want to miss

April 17  --  Gebremicheal Hermano, Southern People & Enset
Traditional and cultural heritage of Enset. A plant that closely resembles the banana plant -- Enset is a main food source to more than 20 million people of southern Ethiopia (Sidamo, Kambatta, Hadiya, Woliyta)

April 24  --  Jane, from the movie Adopted
"My adoption is celebrated, my abandonment is ignored -- therefore I always need validation." Excerpts from the movie followed by discussion.

May 1  --  Abasha: Ethiopian Cooking Class
Cooking with Selam, simple ways to prepare Ethiopian vegetarian dishes

May 8  --  Dr. Daniel Abebe, Racism Today: Part 2

May 15  --  Dr. Solomon Gashaw, Current Affairs
This class is intended to familiarize adoptive parents with the current economic, social and political situation in Ethiopia. Participants are encouraged to ask questions, and share views and perspectives.

May 22  --  Ethiopian Potluck & Fellowship
Coffee Ceremony, bring an authentic Ethiopian dish!

Minnesota Program Book Club

Suspicion Nation by Lisa Bloom

About the Book:
What went wrong behind the scenes in the Trayvon Martin case? Why does America endure so many tragic shootings like this one? These are the questions at the heart of Suspicion Nation. Bestselling author, trial attorney, and NBC News analyst Lisa Bloom covered the murder trial and was appalled by what she witnessed. Bloom now exposes the injustice, conducting new in-depth interviews with key trial participants and digging deeper into the evidence. Suspicion Nation outlines the six biggest mistakes made by the state of Florida that guaranteed it would lose this "winnable case," and the laws and biases that created the conditions for this tragedy.

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