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|SAVE THE DATE FOR A MIZNA BENEFIT
SPECIAL GUEST—SIMON SHAHEEN
WHEN: 6 pm, MARCH 13, 2004
WHERE: THE GREAT HALL AND JEROME HILL THEATER
180 East Fifth Street, St. Paul, Minnesota
WHAT: AN EVENING OF MUSIC, FORMAL DINNER, AND SILENT AUCTION TO
BENEFIT MIZNA—ARAB AMERICAN CULTURAL ORGANIZATION
YOU MUST PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE. CALL 612-788-6920 OR
EMAIL US AT Mizna@mizna.org. HURRY! SPACE IS LIMITED! If you are out
of town and would like to donate tickets to the event, we would
appreciate your help. We are also looking for silent auction items.
ABOUT SIMON SHAHEEN: Simon Shaheen is one of the most significant
Arab musicians, performers, and composers of his generation. His
concert credits are a veritable compendium of the world’s greatest
venues: Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Cairo’s Opera House, Theatre
de la Ville in Beirut, and Belgium’s Le Palais des Arts. In 2000
Shaheen appeared at the Grammy Awards with Sting, arranging the
violin section for Sting’s live rendition of “Desert Rose.”
As a composer, Shaheen has received grants from the National
Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, Meet
the Composer, the Jerome Foundation, and Yellow Springs Institute.
His work incorporates and reflects a legacy of Arabic music, while
it forges ahead to new frontiers, embracing many different styles in
the process. This unique contribution to the world of arts was
recognized in 1994 when Shaheen was honored with the prestigious
National Heritage Award.
Mizna is proud to host Mr. Shaheen in Minnesota where he will play
for an intimate crowd of supporters and admirers.
ABOUT MIZNA: Mizna is a forum for Arab American arts that values
diversity in the Arab community. We publish a nationally a
recognized literary journal, and present community arts events.
Mizna sponsored Minnesota’s first Arab Film Festival in 2003, and
has presented public literary readings and nationally recognized
speakers such as Jack Shaheen and Hakim Belabbes. In 2004, Mizna
will be producing the first Arab American play in the Twin Cities,
With Love from Ramallah, as well as bringing in performance artist
Suheir Hammad. We are a leader in cultural activity in the Arab
community. Mizna is a volunteer run non-profit organization that
survives on grants and donations. Visit our website to learn more:
Heiner Buecker - Berlin
On January,18 at 2 pm
starts an anti-war exibition
at coolTUR 030 Im TACHELES ground floor most left
- Oranienburger Str. 54-56, 10117 Berlin
U- Bahn Oranienburger Tor
S- Bahn Oranienburger Str.
ADDICTED TO WAR
On several monitors inside the room and in the showwindow
a collection of US Anti war art and internet content will be
Prominently the book ADDICTED TO WAR which is illustrated by Joel
Andreas (USA) and published by Frank Dorrel (USA).
No.9 in the Paperback Non-Fiction category
of the Los Angeles Times Book Review, Sunday April 27th, 2003
a large collection of anti war protest photographs will be shown
in several slideshows
prominently showing the immense protests in the US - and never
shown in the mainstram media
from January 19th, the exibition will be open daily from 12.00
to 1.30 am
after check for opening times online.
Several monitors in the showwindow are running 24 hours daily.
Speak out against Israeli disregard to
Today January 16th, the Israeli government prevented our
Key-note speaker Mr. Shareef Mishaâ€™al (Abbas Zaki) from crossing
over the Allenby Bridge on his way to Jordan.
Mr. Mishaâ€™al, a member of the legislative council in the Palestinian
Authority, was invited to address the Palestinian American Congress at
our fifth annual convention as the key-note speaker from Palestine.
Mr. Mishaâ€™al has the clearance from the American State department to
enter the United States by invitation from the Palestinian American
an American organization we are outraged at the blatant disregard of
the Israeli government to the request of our government to grant Mr.
Mishaâ€™al entry into the United States.
operate under the democratic principles here in the United States;
such actions are incomprehensible to us.
CALL NOW TO EXPRESS YOUR OUTRAGE
CALL THE WHITE HOUSE 202-456-1414,
CALL THE ISRAELI EMBASSY
ASK FOR DANIEL AYLON 202-364-5500
contact your elected officials follow the following link
Protest outside the French
in Atlanta, GA, USA
Al-Farooq Masjid of Atlanta GA (USA)
Needed: Arms to Raise Banners at Protest Rally.
As most of you are aware, French President
Jacques Chirac supported the propsed ban of Hijaab in schools and
public buildings in France.
Due to the absence of a true Muslim state which
would protect Muslim rights, Muslims throughout the world are
mobilizing to protest this issue. Insh'Allah there is a planned
protest outside the French Consulate in Atlanta on Saturday January
More details to be announced shortly.
Please pass the word on to people and any
mailing list you belong to.
For more information visit:
Tom Hurndall died this evening
(Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004)
His family and supporters have called for a vigil outside Downing
Street tomorrow, Wednesday, at 5.30pm.
Bring candles, placards, media.
For further info email:
Looking for YOU!
Mizna is looking for men and women of all ages to play various
roles in the play, With Love from Ramallah to be staged in
Minneapolis, Minnesota. We are especially interested in Arab/Arab
American and Arabic speaking community members. NO
EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Performers will receive a stipend for
their participation. Email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
With Love from Ramallah is an original play written by Kathryn
Haddad and Juliana Pegues. The setting of the play is in St. Paul,
Minnesota and Ramallah, Palestine during one twelve hour time period
in 2002. This play deals with issues of immigration, isolation, and
occupation and explores the strength of the human spirit to
survive. The play will be presented at Mixed Blood Theater in
Minneapolis, Minnesota in June of 2003. Rehearsals begin in April.
Directed by Dipankar Mukherjee.
Friday, February 6, 4-10 p.m.
Saturday, February 7, 1-5 p.m.
If you would like
to contact us, please do not hit "reply" to this email. Instead,
email us at email@example.com
Mizna is a not for profit community
organization that supports Arab American art. Visit our website at
6th National Egyptian Congress for the Egyptian ORL Society
pleased to inform you that the 6th National Egyptian Congress for
the Egyptian ORL Society will be held on January
21-23, 2004 at Le Meridian Hotel Cairo – Egypt.
Many professors will
participate in this conference from Egyptian Universities, educational
hospitals and ministry of health.
The main subject for the
Controversies in Otolaryngology
Ear & Skull base:
Chronic otitis Media /Stapes
Surgery /Inner Ear Medicine &Surgery/ Implants/ Skull base Tumors/Auditory
Nose & Para nasal Sinuses:
Sinonasal Tumors/ advanced ESS/
Fungal Rhinosinusitis / Nasal allergy.
Pharynx & Larynx
: Head & Neck tumors / Sleep Disorders/
Airway problem management / phoniatry & phonosurgery/ Tonsillectomy
Facial Plastic Surgery
: Rhinoplasty /Facial
laser Surgery / Image Guided surgery/Imaging .
occasion we are invite your company to participate in the exhibition
accompanying the conference.
For more details, please feel free to
contact or email us.
We look forward
to your active & fruitful participation
Tel.: 00202 3023 642
Mobile: 002012 7564203
|Earth, a planet
hungry for peace
apartheid (security) wall around Palestinian population centers
(Ran Cohen, pmc, 5/24/03).
apartheid (security) wall around Palestinian population centers in
the West Bank, like a Python (Alquds, 1/25/03.