May 4, 2016

​Rita Zawaideh is an Arab American who has lived in Seattle sine emigrating here at an early age with her family. She is an international businesswoman as well as small business owner and certified travel counselor. Rita participates in activities that educate the public about the Middle East and North Africa, particularly their cultures. She founded the Salaam Cultural Museum with the mission of “building bridges of understanding, and providing humanitarian and medical relief.   Her program will focus on the refugee crisis resulting from the 5 year civil war in Syria and ongoing efforts to provide humanitarian assistance.