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Development Drinks February 13
February 13, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Development Drinks is a monthly gathering hosted by GlobalPDX, for people interested in international development. This social event is meant to be a chance to connect with others and to learn about the work of GlobalPDX members. Our guest speaker this month is Hussein Alabaity, Director of Refutees. Hussein, his six siblings and his parents left the regime of Saddam in 1991 for a desert refugee camp in Saudi Arabia, where they spent three and a half years.Hussein came to the United States in 1994 from Saudi Arabia. His passion for art, design, and the community led him to turn his hobby of printing t-shirts for his friends, into a thriving business. Established in 2011, The Printory has grown into a full service garment design business, utilizing screen printing and embroidery. In 2016 Hussein launched the Refutees program, donating new garments monthly to local refugee families.