December 7, 2012
Please join us for a report-back and discussion with Bay Area delegates to the World Social Forum Free Palestine to continue building on the momentum of this historic gathering. Panelists include Sara Kershnar, Loubna Qutami, Monadel Herzallah, Rabab Abdulhadi. Read more on World Social Forum Brazil.
November 1st , 2012
Panel Discussions, banquet, hip hop, poetry and dance performances by Sudanese Dancers, Afro-Haitian Dancers, Phi Beta Sigma Brothers, Aztec Dancers, hip hop performances by Chris Kazelah and Abdula Harara. Read more about 5th Annual Edward Said Mural Celebration.
October 9, 2012
Queer Arab and Muslim Communities Speak out: COLONIALISM, ORIENTALISM & ISLAMOPHOBIA is a film screening and roundtable discussion of three films: A Jihad for Love – Muslim Queerness. I Exist - Arab LGBTQI in SFBA. In the Life – Muslim Lesbians. Panelists include Dr. Derethia Duval, Alia Ghabra, Kineret Israel and Zachariah Rabah Barghouti. Read more about Arab and Muslim Queers Speak Out.
August 27, 2012
Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies Rabab Abdulhadi's co-authored book on Arab and Arab American feminism wins the 2012 Arab American Book Award in the award's non-fiction category. The book is a collection of contributions from poets, creative writers, artists, academics and activists. Read more about Arab American book Award 2012.
August 6, 2012
A recent piece by Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi, senio scholar of AMED, describes growing up in Palestine after the 1967 war, when Lelia Khaied emerged as a role model for young Palestinian girls. Abdulhadi describes everyday resistance and the role women—including her mother and aunt—played. Abdulhadi says "As I sat through the first two days of the New World Coming Conference listening to speakers, I expected to hear references to the 1967 Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza, East Jerusalem, the Golan Heights and the Sinai Peninsula." Read "Living under occupation".
May 15, 2012.
In 1948, nearly 800,000 Palestinians were uprooted from their lands and dispersed across the world as a result of the Zionist Colonization of Palestine. In the process, 532 villages erased off the face of the map. Please join us for Silent Vigil to Commemorate the 64th year of the Palestinian Nakba...and the thousands of Palestinian Political prisoners that have been on hunger strike for more than two months! Read more about 2012 Nakba commemoration.