Museum of the Palestinian People

Museum of the Palestinian People We share the rich history, vibrant arts & culture, and spirit of the Palestinian people. Discover what unites us. Our stories are many, our hearts are one.

The Palestinian people hail from an ancient land with over 4,000 years of history. Empires have come and gone, only to make Palestinian culture richer and more colorful. The Museum of the Palestinian People is the first museum in Washington D.C. devoted to exploring and celebrating Palestinian history, arts and culture. It started in 2015 as a traveling exhibit, visiting over 50 locations across t

The Palestinian people hail from an ancient land with over 4,000 years of history. Empires have come and gone, only to make Palestinian culture richer and more colorful. The Museum of the Palestinian People is the first museum in Washington D.C. devoted to exploring and celebrating Palestinian history, arts and culture. It started in 2015 as a traveling exhibit, visiting over 50 locations across t

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We are six hours away from one of our most IMPORTANT fundraising deadlines: #GivingTuesday Your donations are automatica...
11/30/2021

We are six hours away from one of our most IMPORTANT fundraising deadlines: #GivingTuesday

Your donations are automatically MATCHED by Facebook which means any support will be DOUBLED.

Your support means more exhibitions like one of the most popular ones we hosted this year "Freedom is One: Palestinian-Black Kinship Then, Now and Tomorrow."

Because of supporters like you, we were able to proudly partner with our Black brothers and sisters to create this groundbreaking exhibition to highlight our shared struggle and belonging for freedom.

Showing that we are all connected whether in the United States or Palestine in our shared desire for dignity, freedom and liberation.

Your continued support means more exhibitions and more partnerships to show case solidarity with the Palestinian people from across the world.

Donate today: https://www.facebook.com/donate/1041695173041603/

#PalestineWillBeFree #Palestine #Gaza

Today marks the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. A day declared by the United Nations for th...
11/30/2021

Today marks the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. A day declared by the United Nations for the commitment of Palestinian human rights.

This year, we have celebrated our 2 year anniversary. Our work to tell the story of the Palestinian people and their struggle for human rights would have NOT been possible without your solidarity and partnership.

We are the Palestinian People's only cultural embassy in Washington, D.C. and we need your partnership to grow and thrive in the coming year to help preserve the history, culture and people of Palestine.

What's what we need you. We are only ONE day away from #GivingTuesday. Every dollar you donate will be MATCHED.

Every dollar you give will go to preserving Palestinian history, culture, and people.

With your donation, we can preserve the Palestinian People's only cultural embassy in Washington, D.C. and with your support, we can continue to grow and thrive in the coming year and beyond.

#GivingTuesday

Donate here: https://www.facebook.com/donate/1041695173041603

PC: Sadek Ahmed

Today marks the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. A day declared by the United Nations for the commitment of Palestinian human rights.

This year, we have celebrated our 2 year anniversary. Our work to tell the story of the Palestinian people and their struggle for human rights would have NOT been possible without your solidarity and partnership.

We are the Palestinian People's only cultural embassy in Washington, D.C. and we need your partnership to grow and thrive in the coming year to help preserve the history, culture and people of Palestine.

What's what we need you. We are only ONE day away from #GivingTuesday. Every dollar you donate will be MATCHED.

Every dollar you give will go to preserving Palestinian history, culture, and people.

With your donation, we can preserve the Palestinian People's only cultural embassy in Washington, D.C. and with your support, we can continue to grow and thrive in the coming year and beyond.

#GivingTuesday

Donate here: https://www.facebook.com/donate/1041695173041603

PC: Sadek Ahmed

11/29/2021

Your donation today means more programming, expanded exhibitions, and more sharing of Palestinian culture like the #FacingGaza exhibition with the world.

The exhibition was one of the most successful the museum ever had, and your donations would mean longer exhibitions, expanded Gaza content, and giving the people of Gaza a platform to tell their story.

Donate today for #GivingTuesday and help us tell our story!
https://www.facebook.com/donate/1041695173041603/2137376603094191/
#GivingTuesday #Palestine #Gaza #FacingGaza

Everyone knows the best Saturday in DC means a stop at the  Museum of the Palestinian People. Come learn about the rich ...
11/20/2021

Everyone knows the best Saturday in DC means a stop at the Museum of the Palestinian People. Come learn about the rich history and deep rooted culture of the Palestinian people.

We're open every Saturday 12pm-6pm!

Get you ticket today: https://mpp-dc.org/visit/

We cannot thank you enough for your support at MPP's 4th Annual Gala & Auction. With your dedication, we surpassed our g...
11/05/2021

We cannot thank you enough for your support at MPP's 4th Annual Gala & Auction. With your dedication, we surpassed our gala goal this year and raised $47,476. These funds will directly support the museum's mission and vision throughout 2022, bringing you new and engaging programming, exhibitions, events, and more.

Put on your keffiyehs and get your tickets! MPP's 4th Annual Gala & Auction is TOMORROW, Thursday, November 4! This is a...
11/03/2021

Put on your keffiyehs and get your tickets! MPP's 4th Annual Gala & Auction is TOMORROW, Thursday, November 4! This is a hybrid event, and you can still get your virtual tickets by visiting the link in our bio. Virtual start time is 8 p.m. EST. Our emcee for the night is Emmy-nominated reporter and producer @Rhana Natour, with performances by comedian Sammy Obeid, poet Zeina Azzam, and musician Fuad Foty, and an artist talk by MPP artist-in-residence Wafa Ghnaim.

Put on your keffiyehs and get your tickets! MPP's 4th Annual Gala & Auction is TOMORROW, Thursday, November 4! This is a hybrid event, and you can still get your virtual tickets by visiting the link in our bio. Virtual start time is 8 p.m. EST. Our emcee for the night is Emmy-nominated reporter and producer @Rhana Natour, with performances by comedian Sammy Obeid, poet Zeina Azzam, and musician Fuad Foty, and an artist talk by MPP artist-in-residence Wafa Ghnaim.

Our auction is now LIVE! Explore the wonderful items available in this year's annual auction. You do not need a ticket t...
10/28/2021

Our auction is now LIVE! Explore the wonderful items available in this year's annual auction. You do not need a ticket to the gala to bid (though we would still love to see you there celebrating with us!). MPP's 4th Annual Gala and Auction takes place on Thursday, November 4 in-person and virtually (only virtual tickets are still available). This fundraiser supports MPP's mission and vision to share and preserve Palestinian stories, histories, and successes throughout 2022. Follow the link to see all auction items and start bidding today: https://event.auctria.com/7e45fab5-9b57-429e-8cb9-0643c0c50c5d/a780d600ec2e11e9ae081db830846aa5#
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Slide 1: Framed Mountains IV by Jordan Nassar, handwoven cotton on cotton, 10in. x 8in. Jordan Nassar is a Palestinian-American artist based in NYC. He primarily works with textiles, especially in creating works based on traditional Palestinian embroidery.

Slide 2: Freedom Flower by Manal Mahamid, silkscreen print on foam board, 29.5in. x 29.5in. This original silkscreen print is the face of MPP's exhibition "Freedom is One: Palestinian-Black Kinship Then, Now, and Tomorrow." Made by Manal Mahamid in 2021, this work features the red poppy, Palestine's national flower, with the iconic Black Lives Matter fist symbol incorporated in the petals. This work explores the commonality of the BLM/BDS movements and emphasizes the solidarity of Palestinian and Black communities.

Slide 3: Traditional Palestinian ceramic teapot. This ceramic was made in Hebron, which is known for the glass and ceramic industry for thousands of years. The teapot is made from recycled class and sodium carbonate taken from the Dead Sea.

Slide 4: Mother of Pearl Inlay Olive Wood Backgammon. Donor Jennie Yamin, writes, "This is a family heirloom and among the favorite possessions of my father, a native of Nazareth, who had to leave Palestine at 17 in 1948. He brought the set with him to US from the diaspora in Lebanon following Lebanese civil war."

Our artist-in-residence, Wafa Ghnaim (@tatreezandtea) stopped by the museum the other day to examine some donated thobes...
10/24/2021

Our artist-in-residence, Wafa Ghnaim (@tatreezandtea) stopped by the museum the other day to examine some donated thobes. Wafa writes, "It is so exhilarating to study traditional Palestinian embroidery within a museum context. We are working to grow the embroidery collection to more directly showcase our beautiful heritage in the heart of the nations capitol. We received a donation today from the incredible Ms. Rochelle Davis who purchased this dress from the Sinai region years ago. The dress turned out to be, after careful analysis, an al-Khalil dress towards Gaza with Majdalawi purple fabric in the skirt panels, attached with managel ghazawi on the long back panel seams. There was a gorgeous chiffon panel, topped with Syrian silk, with embroidery in the center that was typical of Gaza. The dress incorporates patchwork of around four dresses, with the earliest dress from the (very) early twentieth century. Three of the four dresses are from the Gaza region and one is from Bir Saba. Altogether, the dress is a beautiful showcase of multi-generational inheritance and adaptation, telling our story as a people in the Palestinian diaspora."

Wafa will present an artist talk at MPP's 4th Annual Gala & Auction on Thursday, November 4th. Be sure to get your tickets for the event, virtual or in-person, and hear more from the wonderful Wafa Ghnaim!

We are excited to announce that Sammy Obeid, comedian and host of Netflix's "100 Humans," will perform at MPP's 4th Annu...
10/20/2021

We are excited to announce that Sammy Obeid, comedian and host of Netflix's "100 Humans," will perform at MPP's 4th Annual Gala & Auction on Thursday, November 4th! You can get your in-person or virtual tickets today here: https://gofundraise.link/MPPGala2021

MPP's 4th Annual Gala & Auction is a vital fundraiser to propel programming and events that support our mission and vision through 2022.

Sammy Obeid is a Palestinian-American writer and comedian. The New York Times described his comedy as displaying "an analytic style full of wordplay, clever misdirection and ethnic humor riffing on his Middle Eastern roots." Obeid has been featured on America's Got Talent, Conan and Last Comic Standing.

We are excited to announce that Sammy Obeid, comedian and host of Netflix's "100 Humans," will perform at MPP's 4th Annual Gala & Auction on Thursday, November 4th! You can get your in-person or virtual tickets today here: https://gofundraise.link/MPPGala2021

MPP's 4th Annual Gala & Auction is a vital fundraiser to propel programming and events that support our mission and vision through 2022.

Sammy Obeid is a Palestinian-American writer and comedian. The New York Times described his comedy as displaying "an analytic style full of wordplay, clever misdirection and ethnic humor riffing on his Middle Eastern roots." Obeid has been featured on America's Got Talent, Conan and Last Comic Standing.

Our friends at Arab American National Museum are hosting these creative writing workshops for young writers. This looks ...
10/19/2021
The Ground and the Sky: Creative Writing Workshops for Youth with Ibtisam Barakat & Naomi Shihab Nye – Arab American National Museum

Our friends at Arab American National Museum are hosting these creative writing workshops for young writers. This looks so fun 😍It's a virtual workshop, so even if you're not in Michigan, you can participate!

What are we rooted in? What can we imagine? Come ready to open the doors of your imagination for your dreams to touch where no one has yet reached. Renowned writers Naomi Shihab Nye and Ibtisam Barakat will lead this two-part writing workshop for high school students – no experience necessary!

"Freedom is One: Palestinian-Black Kinship Then, Now, and Tomorrow" is now on view at MPP through March 31, 2022. Thank ...
10/19/2021

"Freedom is One: Palestinian-Black Kinship Then, Now, and Tomorrow" is now on view at MPP through March 31, 2022. Thank you to all who came to the opening reception on Friday night! The first image features artist Buck (Rodney Herring), guest curator Rula Dughman, and artist Wesley Clark, from left to right, standing in front of Buck's piece "Sumud: To Resist, Palestinian Style."

“…So that the question of how to bring movements together is also a question of the kind of language one uses and the co...
10/12/2021

“…So that the question of how to bring movements together is also a question of the kind of language one uses and the consciousness one tries to impart. I think it’s important to insist on the intersectionality of movements. In the abolition movement, we’ve been trying to find ways to talk about Palestine so that people who are attracted to a campaign to dismantle prisons in the US also think about the need to end the occupation of Palestine. It can’t be an afterthought. It has to be part of the ongoing analysis." - Angela Davis, From Ferguson to Palestine

Join us this Friday, October 15 for the opening of "Freedom is One: Palestinian-Black Kinship Then, Now, and Tomorrow" for an exploration of solidarity through art and the importance of intersectionality. This exhibition is curated by Rula Dughman and is on view through March 31, 2022.

Image: Manal Mahamid, "Freedom Flower," 2021, silkscreen print, 22 in. x 22 in.

“…So that the question of how to bring movements together is also a question of the kind of language one uses and the consciousness one tries to impart. I think it’s important to insist on the intersectionality of movements. In the abolition movement, we’ve been trying to find ways to talk about Palestine so that people who are attracted to a campaign to dismantle prisons in the US also think about the need to end the occupation of Palestine. It can’t be an afterthought. It has to be part of the ongoing analysis." - Angela Davis, From Ferguson to Palestine

Join us this Friday, October 15 for the opening of "Freedom is One: Palestinian-Black Kinship Then, Now, and Tomorrow" for an exploration of solidarity through art and the importance of intersectionality. This exhibition is curated by Rula Dughman and is on view through March 31, 2022.

Image: Manal Mahamid, "Freedom Flower," 2021, silkscreen print, 22 in. x 22 in.

A message from Emmy-nominated journalist and producer Rhana Natour: I am honored to be the master of ceremonies for the ...
10/08/2021

A message from Emmy-nominated journalist and producer Rhana Natour: I am honored to be the master of ceremonies for the Museum of the Palestinian People's 4th Annual Gala & Auction on Thursday, November 4th at 6:30 PM ET. The event will take place in-person at the Tabard Inn and will be live-streamed virtually for attendees tuning in at home. There will be a stellar cast of performers, including comedian Sammy Obeid, MPP artist-in-residence Wafa Ghnaim, poet Zeina Azzam, and a musical performance from Fuad Foty.

The gala will be a celebration of Palestinian culture and history and help fund the museum's efforts to support its mission and vision. Please join me for what will be an incredible evening.

Both in-person and virtual tickets are available on MPP's website.

A bit about me: I am a Palestinian-American Emmy-nominated journalist and producer based in Washington, DC. I've reported for PBS NewsHour, ABC News, and helped produce the feature documentary film Speed Sisters about a female race car driving team in the West Bank. I've agreed to MC this gala because I -- like many of you -- feel it is important to preserve the cultural history of the Palestinian people for future generations.

A message from Emmy-nominated journalist and producer Rhana Natour: I am honored to be the master of ceremonies for the Museum of the Palestinian People's 4th Annual Gala & Auction on Thursday, November 4th at 6:30 PM ET. The event will take place in-person at the Tabard Inn and will be live-streamed virtually for attendees tuning in at home. There will be a stellar cast of performers, including comedian Sammy Obeid, MPP artist-in-residence Wafa Ghnaim, poet Zeina Azzam, and a musical performance from Fuad Foty.

The gala will be a celebration of Palestinian culture and history and help fund the museum's efforts to support its mission and vision. Please join me for what will be an incredible evening.

Both in-person and virtual tickets are available on MPP's website.

A bit about me: I am a Palestinian-American Emmy-nominated journalist and producer based in Washington, DC. I've reported for PBS NewsHour, ABC News, and helped produce the feature documentary film Speed Sisters about a female race car driving team in the West Bank. I've agreed to MC this gala because I -- like many of you -- feel it is important to preserve the cultural history of the Palestinian people for future generations.

10/07/2021

Check out this recap from the "Facing Gaza" festivities. This pop-up exhibition is only on view at MPP through this Saturday, October 9.

“The first stage in this undertaking will be to carry over the principle of montage into history. That is, to assemble l...
10/05/2021

“The first stage in this undertaking will be to carry over the principle of montage into history. That is, to assemble large-scale constructions out of the smallest and most precisely cut components. Indeed, to discover in the analysis of the small individual moment the crystal of the total event.” -Walter Benjamin, “Convolute N,” Arcades Project

This quote is what greets MPP visitors upon their visit to "Facing Gaza," an exhibition by artist-scholar R. Hardwick Weston. The photomontages on view are unapologetic and truthful reflections of real life in Gaza. In fact, half of the imagery utilized in the work are photos that were initially posted to Facebook by Gazans, and the other half, by people in Israel.

This exhibition is only on view through this Saturday, October 9. Be sure to visit MPP to experience "Facing Gaza."

Detail of "Sword of Jerusalem" by Robert Hardwick Weston. This work, which can be seen in the pop-up exhibition "Facing ...
09/30/2021

Detail of "Sword of Jerusalem" by Robert Hardwick Weston. This work, which can be seen in the pop-up exhibition "Facing Gaza," represents the human cost of major military assaults by Israel on Gaza between 2004-2021. These collaged works of art are deeply emotional and visually stimulating. You can experience this exhibition this Saturday, October 2 at MPP. This pop-up exhibition is only on view for one week. Visit our website for more information: https://mpp-dc.org/current-and-future-exhibitions-facing-gaza/

Detail of "Sword of Jerusalem" by Robert Hardwick Weston. This work, which can be seen in the pop-up exhibition "Facing Gaza," represents the human cost of major military assaults by Israel on Gaza between 2004-2021. These collaged works of art are deeply emotional and visually stimulating. You can experience this exhibition this Saturday, October 2 at MPP. This pop-up exhibition is only on view for one week. Visit our website for more information: https://mpp-dc.org/current-and-future-exhibitions-facing-gaza/

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Like the ancient olive trees of Palestine, we are rooted in the heritage of our land and culture. It nurtures and sustains us. Just as the olive tree produces new fruit from one season to the next, we too flourish into new expressions of what it means to be Palestinian.

Ours is a story of resilience and renewal.

While we bear a responsibility to the past, we also want to bring to life those stories that have not been told. And we will not stop there. Wherever there are borders, whether political, religious, or racial, we will invite our visitors to transcend them. We will collaborate to co-author a new story. For who we are lies beyond category.

We bring Palestine home.

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We are six hours away from one of our most IMPORTANT fundraising deadlines: #GivingTuesday Your donations are automatically MATCHED by Facebook which means any support will be DOUBLED. Your support means more exhibitions like one of the most popular ones we hosted this year "Freedom is One: Palestinian-Black Kinship Then, Now and Tomorrow." Because of supporters like you, we were able to proudly partner with our Black brothers and sisters to create this groundbreaking exhibition to highlight our shared struggle and belonging for freedom. Showing that we are all connected whether in the United States or Palestine in our shared desire for dignity, freedom and liberation. Your continued support means more exhibitions and more partnerships to show case solidarity with the Palestinian people from across the world. Donate today: https://www.facebook.com/donate/1041695173041603/ #PalestineWillBeFree #Palestine #Gaza
Today marks the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. A day declared by the United Nations for the commitment of Palestinian human rights. This year, we have celebrated our 2 year anniversary. Our work to tell the story of the Palestinian people and their struggle for human rights would have NOT been possible without your solidarity and partnership. We are the Palestinian People's only cultural embassy in Washington, D.C. and we need your partnership to grow and thrive in the coming year to help preserve the history, culture and people of Palestine. What's what we need you. We are only ONE day away from #GivingTuesday. Every dollar you donate will be MATCHED. Every dollar you give will go to preserving Palestinian history, culture, and people. With your donation, we can preserve the Palestinian People's only cultural embassy in Washington, D.C. and with your support, we can continue to grow and thrive in the coming year and beyond. #GivingTuesday Donate here: https://www.facebook.com/donate/1041695173041603 PC: Sadek Ahmed
Your donation today means more programming, expanded exhibitions, and more sharing of Palestinian culture like the #FacingGaza exhibition with the world. The exhibition was one of the most successful the museum ever had, and your donations would mean longer exhibitions, expanded Gaza content, and giving the people of Gaza a platform to tell their story. Donate today for #GivingTuesday and help us tell our story! https://www.facebook.com/donate/1041695173041603/2137376603094191/ #GivingTuesday #Palestine #Gaza #FacingGaza
Everyone knows the best Saturday in DC means a stop at the Museum of the Palestinian People. Come learn about the rich history and deep rooted culture of the Palestinian people. We're open every Saturday 12pm-6pm! Get you ticket today: https://mpp-dc.org/visit/
We cannot thank you enough for your support at MPP's 4th Annual Gala & Auction. With your dedication, we surpassed our gala goal this year and raised $47,476. These funds will directly support the museum's mission and vision throughout 2022, bringing you new and engaging programming, exhibitions, events, and more.
Put on your keffiyehs and get your tickets! MPP's 4th Annual Gala & Auction is TOMORROW, Thursday, November 4! This is a hybrid event, and you can still get your virtual tickets by visiting the link in our bio. Virtual start time is 8 p.m. EST. Our emcee for the night is Emmy-nominated reporter and producer @Rhana Natour, with performances by comedian Sammy Obeid, poet Zeina Azzam, and musician Fuad Foty, and an artist talk by MPP artist-in-residence Wafa Ghnaim.
Our auction is now LIVE! Explore the wonderful items available in this year's annual auction. You do not need a ticket to the gala to bid (though we would still love to see you there celebrating with us!). MPP's 4th Annual Gala and Auction takes place on Thursday, November 4 in-person and virtually (only virtual tickets are still available). This fundraiser supports MPP's mission and vision to share and preserve Palestinian stories, histories, and successes throughout 2022. Follow the link to see all auction items and start bidding today: https://event.auctria.com/7e45fab5-9b57-429e-8cb9-0643c0c50c5d/a780d600ec2e11e9ae081db830846aa5# --- Slide 1: Framed Mountains IV by Jordan Nassar, handwoven cotton on cotton, 10in. x 8in. Jordan Nassar is a Palestinian-American artist based in NYC. He primarily works with textiles, especially in creating works based on traditional Palestinian embroidery. Slide 2: Freedom Flower by Manal Mahamid, silkscreen print on foam board, 29.5in. x 29.5in. This original silkscreen print is the face of MPP's exhibition "Freedom is One: Palestinian-Black Kinship Then, Now, and Tomorrow." Made by Manal Mahamid in 2021, this work features the red poppy, Palestine's national flower, with the iconic Black Lives Matter fist symbol incorporated in the petals. This work explores the commonality of the BLM/BDS movements and emphasizes the solidarity of Palestinian and Black communities. Slide 3: Traditional Palestinian ceramic teapot. This ceramic was made in Hebron, which is known for the glass and ceramic industry for thousands of years. The teapot is made from recycled class and sodium carbonate taken from the Dead Sea. Slide 4: Mother of Pearl Inlay Olive Wood Backgammon. Donor Jennie Yamin, writes, "This is a family heirloom and among the favorite possessions of my father, a native of Nazareth, who had to leave Palestine at 17 in 1948. He brought the set with him to US from the diaspora in Lebanon following Lebanese civil war."
Our artist-in-residence, Wafa Ghnaim (@tatreezandtea) stopped by the museum the other day to examine some donated thobes. Wafa writes, "It is so exhilarating to study traditional Palestinian embroidery within a museum context. We are working to grow the embroidery collection to more directly showcase our beautiful heritage in the heart of the nations capitol. We received a donation today from the incredible Ms. Rochelle Davis who purchased this dress from the Sinai region years ago. The dress turned out to be, after careful analysis, an al-Khalil dress towards Gaza with Majdalawi purple fabric in the skirt panels, attached with managel ghazawi on the long back panel seams. There was a gorgeous chiffon panel, topped with Syrian silk, with embroidery in the center that was typical of Gaza. The dress incorporates patchwork of around four dresses, with the earliest dress from the (very) early twentieth century. Three of the four dresses are from the Gaza region and one is from Bir Saba. Altogether, the dress is a beautiful showcase of multi-generational inheritance and adaptation, telling our story as a people in the Palestinian diaspora." Wafa will present an artist talk at MPP's 4th Annual Gala & Auction on Thursday, November 4th. Be sure to get your tickets for the event, virtual or in-person, and hear more from the wonderful Wafa Ghnaim!
We are excited to announce that Sammy Obeid, comedian and host of Netflix's "100 Humans," will perform at MPP's 4th Annual Gala & Auction on Thursday, November 4th! You can get your in-person or virtual tickets today here: https://gofundraise.link/MPPGala2021 MPP's 4th Annual Gala & Auction is a vital fundraiser to propel programming and events that support our mission and vision through 2022. Sammy Obeid is a Palestinian-American writer and comedian. The New York Times described his comedy as displaying "an analytic style full of wordplay, clever misdirection and ethnic humor riffing on his Middle Eastern roots." Obeid has been featured on America's Got Talent, Conan and Last Comic Standing.
Our friends at Arab American National Museum are hosting these creative writing workshops for young writers. This looks so fun 😍It's a virtual workshop, so even if you're not in Michigan, you can participate!
"Freedom is One: Palestinian-Black Kinship Then, Now, and Tomorrow" is now on view at MPP through March 31, 2022. Thank you to all who came to the opening reception on Friday night! The first image features artist Buck (Rodney Herring), guest curator Rula Dughman, and artist Wesley Clark, from left to right, standing in front of Buck's piece "Sumud: To Resist, Palestinian Style."
“…So that the question of how to bring movements together is also a question of the kind of language one uses and the consciousness one tries to impart. I think it’s important to insist on the intersectionality of movements. In the abolition movement, we’ve been trying to find ways to talk about Palestine so that people who are attracted to a campaign to dismantle prisons in the US also think about the need to end the occupation of Palestine. It can’t be an afterthought. It has to be part of the ongoing analysis." - Angela Davis, From Ferguson to Palestine Join us this Friday, October 15 for the opening of "Freedom is One: Palestinian-Black Kinship Then, Now, and Tomorrow" for an exploration of solidarity through art and the importance of intersectionality. This exhibition is curated by Rula Dughman and is on view through March 31, 2022. Image: Manal Mahamid, "Freedom Flower," 2021, silkscreen print, 22 in. x 22 in.