Tagged: Refugees

#Marking50 Series: Fadwa Khalil Videos
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#Marking50 Series: Fadwa Khalil

Fadwa Khalil was 9 years old when Israel occupied the West Bank, pushing her family out of their home. It was the second time her family was displaced, after Israel forced them out them as part of the ethnic cleansing of 1948.

on June 5, 2017
Young Palestinian Dancers Tell Stories of Resistance News Roundup
Nora Barrows-Friedman, The Electronic Intifada

Young Palestinian Dancers Tell Stories of Resistance

A group of young dancers and rappers from the Dheisheh refugee camp in the occupied West Bank are on tour, bringing original music, hip-hop and dabke folk dance to audiences across the US.

on March 22, 2017
Gaza Is Outwardly Rebuilding, but Inwardly Fearful News Roundup
Ian Fisher, The New York Times

Gaza Is Outwardly Rebuilding, but Inwardly Fearful

In her new home, finally finished after she lived two years in a trailer across a dirt road, Samaher al-Masri, 40, showed a video on her cellphone of a cute preschooler: her son Majdi.

on February 21, 2017
Women’s March Organizer Linda Sarsour: “We Need to Translate the Emotions and Frustrations of… News Roundup
Meredith Clark, Glamour

Women’s March Organizer Linda Sarsour: “We Need to Translate the Emotions and Frustrations of…

Linda Sarsour has had a busy few weeks. As the executive director of the Arab-American Association of New York and one of the cochairs of the Women's March on Washington, the organizer and activist...

on February 2, 2017
Trump Immigration Executive Order: Here’s What It Means for Muslims in the US and Abroad News Roundup
Sarah Harvard, Mic

Trump Immigration Executive Order: Here’s What It Means for Muslims in the US and Abroad

The Los Angeles Times published a draft copy of President Donald Trump's expected executive order on immigration on Wednesday. The executive order, which is expected to be signed on Thursday or Friday...

on January 25, 2017
Kal Penn Donates $25,000 To Refugees, Restores Everyone’s Faith In Humanity News Roundup
Andrea Frazier, Romper

Kal Penn Donates $25,000 To Refugees, Restores Everyone’s Faith In Humanity

In 2016 alone, about 1,300 Palestinians fled their homeland amid the country's long and violent territory dispute with neighboring Israel. Their fate couldn't seem further removed from an American celebrity cooking competition, but when one actor...

on January 5, 2017
Kal Penn Wins Celebrity ‘MasterChef’ and Donates the Prize Money to Refugee Charity News Roundup
Brian Delpozo, The Daily Dish

Kal Penn Wins Celebrity ‘MasterChef’ and Donates the Prize Money to Refugee Charity

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) got a gift from Kal Penn this past week, as the actor — best known for his role in the Harold and Kumar films and for serving in the Obama administration from 2009 to 2011...

on January 5, 2017
Kal Penn Wins ‘MasterChef,” Donates Prize Money to Palestinian Refugees News Roundup
Lindsay McCane, Inquisitr

Kal Penn Wins ‘MasterChef,” Donates Prize Money to Palestinian Refugees

According to NBC News, Penn, an actor and former staff member of the Obama administration as an associate director for the White House Office of Public Engagement, beat Curb Your Enthusiasm actress Cheryl Hines with his beer-braised fish tacos.

on January 5, 2017
Freehold’s Kal Penn Wins Fox’s ‘MasterChef Celebrity Showdown’​ News Roundup
Chris Jordan, Asbury Park Press

Freehold’s Kal Penn Wins Fox’s ‘MasterChef Celebrity Showdown’​

In the “Harold & Kumar” movies, Freehold’s Kal Penn was always looking to get baked. On the Monday, Jan 2 episode of Fox’s “MasterChef Celebrity Showdown,” he cooked up beer-braised fish tacos to defeat “Curb Your Enthusiasm” actress...

on January 4, 2017
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