|Description:||1 - Historical Perspective: The history of the EAS dates back beyond its formal inauguration in 1986. Its informal existence dates back to the late fifties and early sixties. The Majority of the founding members were very active in the student organization at the University of Minnesota. However, the scope of involvement changed from the university-sponsored activities to community, social and cultural events such as the Aquatennial and the Festival of Nations. Active Participation in the Festival has continued up to the present time. 2 - Aspirations of the EAS: The EAS strives to accomplish the following goals: Promoting a sense of pride in our own Egyptian heritage through cultural and educational activities; Assisting new Egyptian Americans and visitors in integrating and adjusting to the new society; Promoting social relation between the Egyptian Americans within our own community and between them and other ethnic groups; Promoting better relations between the Egyptian and the American people; Planning and publicizing social functions for adults and children; Ensuring annual participation and representation at the Festival of Nations; Representing the Egyptian community within the international Institute of Minnesota; Serving as a link between the Egyptian Embassy in Washintington and the local community; Providing information to Americans who are interested in the Egyptian culture, business opportunities or those planning to travel to Egypt; Promoting tourism in Egypt; Serving as the official representation of the Egyptian Americans in the State of Minnesota.|
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