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Glimpse of Ethiopia with Nahom Hagos

Nahom Hagos

October 5, 2013 at 11:30 am
Zagol Ethiopian Restaurant
855 E. 4th Street, Reno, NV 89502
$15/person or $25 for two people.
Reservations required by 10/2/13.
Send your check to:
NWHP, 700 Smithridge Drive #300
Reno, NV 89502
Eclectic Raffle Items.
Proceeds benefit the NWHP.
Event presented by Thuy Tran.




While researching the lives of the women who made women’s suffrage in Nevada a reality 100 years ago, I have been overawed by the stories of their courage and determination. They worked tirelessly to secure for us who followed the right to vote. These women were truly amazing and so proud as they voted for the very first time. In thinking of how best to honor their sacrifice in 1913 and 1914, I can think of no better way than to exercise our right to vote in 2014. The women of 1914 were amazing but so are the Nevada women of 2014. With the help of Thuy Tran, a local realtor and NWHP member, we hope to introduce some of these amazing Nevada women from all over the world who are proud to vote in honor of our amazing Nevada women of 1914.

One of these amazing Nevada women is Shita Yenenh who will host a fundraiser for NWHP at her Ethiopian restaurant on Saturday, October 5, 2013. The restaurant is called Zagol and is at 855 E. 4th St. in Reno. The event will begin at 11:30 am. Shita and Nahom Hagos, a UNR student, will introduce us to aspects of Ethiopian culture including a coffee ceremony. Legend has it that coffee beans were first discovered growing on the hillsides of Ethiopia over a thousand years ago. For $15.00 we will be treated to a sampling of the foods offered at Zagol. In the Anharic language, Zagol is a cowry shell which is beaded and used as a rattle-like musical instrument.

Shita came to Reno in the early 80’s from Addis Adaba to join her sister who was a UNR student. She was orphaned at 12 and had little formal education so she began work as a cleaning woman often working 16 hours a day. As a single mother she educated her daughter who is now in her second year at Harvard Law School. This amazing entrepreneur was able to fulfill her dream of opening her own restaurant six years ago. Most days she does all the work herself and has no employees. Shita has had no formal training in cooking. She attests her skill to a “God-given” talent to taste and replicate anything she eats.

Using this talent, she creates fabulous food which she will offer us on the first Saturday in October. We will also be selling raffle tickets and all funds will benefit NWHP. Please join us for this event and meet one of Nevada’s 2014 women who vote.

-Kathy Noneman


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