On Wednesday 22nd July, Mulberry attended an Eid reception hosted by the American ambassador to the UK, Ambassador Matthew Barzun. Taking place against the stunning backdrop of the Ambassador’s private residence, Winfield House, the reception celebrated the customs and traditions of Eid, and paid tribute to Muslim communities all over the world.
Sujina Khatun, Tahira Miah, Bushra Hussain, Thasneem Zaman and Nusrath Hassan attended alongside the Women’s Education Team. Speaking at the reception, Ambassador Barzun personally thanked Mulberry for attending, mentioning the First Lady’s visit in June. He went on to talk about the importance of communication and strong community links, and the ways in which technology can be used positively to draw communities together on a local, national and international level. Students had the opportunity to network with other guests, and were excited to learn more about the Ambassador’s Young Leaders UK programme, which seeks to bring together motivated young people under 30 to discuss, debate and reflect on issues within UK and US politics and culture, particularly the special relationship between the US and the UK. We had a wonderful evening enjoying Ambassador Barzun’s famous hospitality, and our thanks go to the US Embassy for all their support.