Tagged: Diaspora

Samar Haddad King: Founding and Artistic Director of Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre Palestinian-American Profiles
IMEU

Samar Haddad King: Founding and Artistic Director of Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre

From the young age of three, Samar Haddad King has used dance and movement as a tool for self-expression. Growing up Palestinian-American in the diaspora, King found that movement helped overcome communication barriers: “When we were younger and didn’t all have a common language yet, I found it interesting how dance or movement could transcend language.”

on August 17, 2018
FBI is Using Unvetted, Right-Wing Blacklists to Question Activists About Their Support for Palestine News Roundup
Alex Kane, The Intercept

FBI is Using Unvetted, Right-Wing Blacklists to Question Activists About Their Support for Palestine

Ahmad Aburas was sitting in class one evening in September 2016 when a security officer at Seton Hall Law School, the New Jersey school that Aburas attends, came to get him.

on June 25, 2018
Chicago Palestinian Series: Palestinian-American Chef Abeer Najjar Palestinian-American Profiles
Director Colette Ghunim, Producer Miasarah Lai

Chicago Palestinian Series: Palestinian-American Chef Abeer Najjar

Chicago-based Palestinian-American chef Abeer Najjar creates fusion dishes inspired by her Palestinian upbringing, using food to keep her heritage alive. “Our narrative as Palestinians is being erased.”

on June 21, 2018
Chris Gazaleh’s Palestinian Mural at Market and Octavia Is Nearly Finished News Roundup
Jonathan Curiel, SF Weekly

Chris Gazaleh’s Palestinian Mural at Market and Octavia Is Nearly Finished

Chris Gazaleh has painted Palestinian faces onto an apartment building at 23 Elgin Park St. that overlooks one of San Francisco’s busiest thoroughfares. They’re the faces of the old and the young, of people who seem happy, solemn, and everything in between.

on May 30, 2018
A Letter to Gigi Hadid from Palestinian Youth News Roundup
Teen Vogue

A Letter to Gigi Hadid from Palestinian Youth

A group of Palestinian youth has come together to write a letter to Gigi Hadid, expressing support for her after she was criticized for posting, "I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. For me, this is not about religion or one against the other – it’s about the greed.

on May 30, 2018
Mourning Arabs Fly Palestinian Flags as Israel Marks Independence Day News Roundup
Stephen Farrell, Ayat Basma, Reuters

Mourning Arabs Fly Palestinian Flags as Israel Marks Independence Day

In a field south of Haifa, near an Arab village that was depopulated and abandoned in 1948, children read the lyrics of nationalist anthems from their iPhones, while their elders sat beneath awnings, listening to dignitarites and musicians.

on April 19, 2018
Palestine in Motion: From Honduras to New Zealand—What Does it Mean to be a Palestinian Today? News Roundup
Al Jazeera

Palestine in Motion: From Honduras to New Zealand—What Does it Mean to be a Palestinian Today?

"Originally Palestinian." That is how I often describe myself. I am definitely proud of my heritage, but not in the most common, nationalistic way. Instead, to me, being Palestinian means being born, raised and moved across a number of countries, a process that inevitably touches and shapes who you are.

on June 28, 2017
After 70 Years of Dispersion: Number of Palestinian Refugees Multiplied by Six Times News Roundup
Palestinian News Network (PNN)

After 70 Years of Dispersion: Number of Palestinian Refugees Multiplied by Six Times

Almost 70 years since the Nakba, the Palestinian uprooting and forceful expulsion from their home and country following the creation of Israel, the number of displaced Palestinians who became refugees has increased by six times, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)...

on June 20, 2017
Selma Dabbagh: Writer and Lawyer Palestinian Profiles
Karmah Elmusa, IMEU

Selma Dabbagh: Writer and Lawyer

A lawyer by training, British-Palestinian writer Selma Dabbagh’s short stories have been included in a number of anthologies, including those published by Granta and International PEN. She was also nominated for the International PEN David T.K. Wong Award and the Pushcart Prize. “The power of fiction lies in its ability to humanize the other,” says Dabbagh on her decision to become a writer.

on May 24, 2016
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