Join us LIVE on Facebook for a cooking class exploring traditional Eritrean dishes, led by Teacher Saba Abraham from Mu'ooz Eritrean Restaurant and Catering.

Learn to make

  • Beef Zighni (Eritrean key ceremonial dish): A traditional favourite spicy beef curry, flavoured with Berberé, onion, tomato, garlic & Tesmi
    Berbere: Traditional hot pepper seasoning (dried chillies, capsicum, cumin, pepper etc.) used to flavour many traditional Eritrean dishes.
    Tesmi: Clarified butter flavoured with Eritrean herbs and spices including garlic, red onion & roasted fenugreek seeds
  • Brusn: Red lentils stewed with berbere, garlic, ginger, onion and tomato.
    Berbere: Traditional hot pepper seasoning (dried chillies, capsicum, cumin, pepper etc.) used to flavour many traditional Eritrean dishes.

Watch it LIVE on Facebook

About Saba Abraham

Saba, is from Eritrea in North East Africa. She came to Australia in December of 1992 as a political refugee with her eldest daughter and resettled in Brisbane. Before her arrival in Australia she was a freedom fighter in the war to liberate the then colonised Eritrea. She is a wife, mother of three daughters, grandmother, entrepreneur & philanthropist, community leader, advocate for refugees and resettlement supporter for women and young people through education & training. She has been the president of the Eritrean Australian Women & Families Support Network since its official launch in 2005 (formed in 2003 legalised in 2005 as a recognised organisation) and the founder and director of Mu’ooz Eritrean Restaurant and Catering from 2008. Saba is a founding member of the Eritrean Community Association in Queensland Inc., Queensland African Communities Council (QACC), African Australian Women’s Association (AAWA) and the Multicultural Development Association. She has devoted her life to fighting for freedom, democracy, equal rights for women, social justice for all, building stronger African communities through working with government and non-government agencies to advocate for the struggles and challenges faced by refugees arriving in Australia.

About Mu'ooz

Mu'ooz is a Brisbane-based social enterprise established in 2008 run by the Eritrean Australian Women & Families Support Network Inc. (EAWFSN). The organisation aids settlement of new refugee and migrant arrivals and creates opportunities for them to regain financial independence, empowerment, and social inclusion and in turn, create a harmonious cross-cultural community. The enterprise, by way of the restaurant and catering service which serves traditional Eritrean cuisine, trades with the primary goal of providing employment, training and work experience opportunities for disadvantaged refugee, asylum seeker and migrant women from new and emerging communities. As a result, 100% of profit generated from its operations is used to fulfill its social purpose. This employment model is core to the EAWFSN mission and since the establishment of the restaurant, over 240 women have received training with approximately 98% of former trainees and staff members transiting into employment in mainstream workplaces.

About World Indigenous Peoples Day 2020

World Indigenous Peoples Day (9 August) was first proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in December 1994, to be celebrated every year during the first International Decade of the World's Indigenous People (1995 – 2004).

Join the UQ community in celebrating both the traditional and modern experiences of Indigenous cultures from around the world.

On this day, people from around the world are encouraged to spread the UN’s message on the protection and promotion of the rights of indigenous peoples.

UQLife is partnering with Student Associations, UQ South Pacific Islander Association and UQ African Students Association, along with community partners to bring you a program of performances, workshops and delicacies throughout the day.

Registrations are essential for all workshops and places are strictly limited.

Check out the full program

Great Court, St Lucia campus

Time Session
9.55am Official Opening and Welcome
10am

Marvi Sunga
Performance

10.30am

Workshops

  • Hair braiding - UQ African Students Association
  • Bracelet making - UQ African Students Association
  • Pare Ei (flower crowns) - UQ South Pacific Islander Association
  • Lei - UQ South Pacific Islander Association

Registrations essential.

11am

African Drumming Workshop
Interactive African drumming, singing and dancing performance/workshop

11.30am

Workshops

  • Hair braiding - UQ African Students Association
  • Bracelet making - UQ African Students Association
  • Pare Ei (flower crowns) - UQ South Pacific Islander Association
  • Lei - UQ South Pacific Islander Association

Registrations essential.

12pm

Cutlural Performance
UQ South Pacific Islander Association

12.30pm

Jazz and Afro Beat Performance
UQ African Students Association

12.30pm

Workshops

  • Hair braiding - UQ African Students Association
  • Bracelet making - UQ African Students Association
  • Pare Ei (flower crowns) - UQ South Pacific Islander Association
  • Lei - UQ South Pacific Islander Association

Registrations essential.

1pm

Performance
Sione Haunga

5.30-7.30pm

BOY
Film Screening

Registrations essential

Online program

Time Event Location
4pm

Mu'ooz Cooking Class
Saba Abraham

Live on Facebook
6pm

Hula Active Cultural Dance Class
Pacifit Fitness

Registrations essential

Online Class via Zoom

COVID Safe Events

All events and spaces are operating in line with current guidelines. We ask that you please practice social distancing at all times.

You may attend an event or activity at a UQ location providing:

  • Have not been in close contact with an active COVID-19 case and are required to quarantine
  • You are feeling well and have not had a fever, cough, sore throat, headache, distorted sense of taste, shortness of breath, chills, vomiting or any cold/flu like symptoms within the last 24 hours.

Venue

LIVE on Facebook