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September 2014

Bruce McLaren: A reading of “The Plain of Dead Cities: A Syrian Tale,” a memoir

September 20, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Three years of war. One hundred-fifty thousand dead. One million refugees. No end in sight. This is the grim reality of the conflict in Syria, one of the great tragedies of the modern era. Yet many people remain confused as to what the fighting is all about. The Plain Of Dead Cities makes sense of this complex scenario by delving deep into the wells of Syrian history and examining the vital role that Syria has played in human development over the past…

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Lunch with Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb: “Faith in the Face of Empire”

September 24, 2014 | 11:45 am - 1:45 pm
United Church of Chapel Hill, 1321 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Join Rev. Dr. Raheb for lunch as he shares about his ministries of education, advocacy, job training and social programs that serve 60,000 Palestinians in the West Bank, Palestine.  Rev. Raheb builds self-sustaining educational and civic institutions to increase access to employment, health care, economic and higher educational opportunities. These opportunities have been impeded under the Israeli Occupation where the Separation Wall, checkpoints and the permit system restrict movement of Palestinians to resources in nearby Jerusalem. Arrive early and participate…

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October 2014

Discussion of “Musings of an Iraqi Patriot” on WUNC The State of Things

October 14, 2014 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tune into a live broadcast on WUNC 91.5FM, of The State of Things Tuesday, October 14 at 12 noon, for a discussion of the documentary film, Musings of an Iraqi Patriot. Frank Stasio will interview filmmaker Judy Van Wyk, the film’s subject Ahmed Fadaam, and Carl Ernst, Kenan Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. They will discuss the film and issues surrounding the current situation in Iraq. The film itself will be shown…

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Joseph Geha: “Is there an Us?”

October 27, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
451 Riddick Hall, NC State University
Raleigh, NC United States
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In this lecture, Joe Geha will speak about immigration, ethnicity and identity and whether, after more than a century of Lebanese immigration and naturalization, can we still say there is an “us”? He will explore--through discussion and a few brief selected readings from both his fiction and non-fiction--some of the changes that the immigration process imposes, and what of “us” is left when it’s through. For more information, contact Rachel Norman at ranorman@email.unc.edu.

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November 2014

Israeli Peace Activists: The Soldier and The Refusenik

November 8, 2014 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Raleigh Friends Meeting, 625 Tower St.
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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Efrati and Wind will share their experiences growing up in Jerusalem and their efforts to encourage Israelis to embrace a joint Israeli-Palestinian struggle for justice and equality. Eran Efrati is an Israeli veteran soldier and former chief investigator with the Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence, that publishes testimonies of former combatants detailing the institutionalized abuse of Palestinians by Israeli Defense Forces.  Maya Wind is a conscientious objector for which she served time in military prison. She is co-founder of the 2008…

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January 2015

Film Screening: “Mirath”

January 20, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Witherspoon Cinema, North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC United States
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The Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, the Middle East Studies Program and the Film Studies Program at NC State University cordially invite you to the North Carolina premiere screening of the Lebanese film, Mirath (Heritages), followed by a Q&A with the director Philippe Aractanji. This film has been shown only in few select cities (NY, San Francisco, LA, Houston) and we are privileged to be able to bring it to you For detailed information about the film (including a trailer), and…

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February 2015

Dr. Robert Reardon: “Iran’s Nuclear Program: Issues and Next Steps”

February 2, 2015 | 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
4280 Talley Student Union, North Carolina State University, 4280 Talley Student Union, North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC United States
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After more than a decade of threats, sanctions, and diplomacy, there is now an unprecedented level of optimism that Iran and the members of the “P5+1” (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) can reach a negotiated settlement to lower tensions and reduce the chances of conflict over Iran’s nuclear program. This talk explores the biggest questions about the current negotiating process and its implications for the future. Can the two sides achieve a deal, and…

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Round Table Discussion Panel: “Islam and Global Security”

February 3, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
2221 Mary Townes Science Building, NCCU
Durham, NC United States
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Co-sponsored by the Global Security Program (GSP) at North Carolina Central University and the Triangle Institute for Security Studies (TISS). For additional information, please, contact Omar Reyes at oreyes@nccu.edu or call (919) 530-7571. PANEL MEMBERS: Mawlid Ali, Imam (Jamaat Ibad ar-Rahman) Anna Bigelow, Associate Professor of Religious Studies (North Carolina State U.) Kathryn Fisher, Assist. Prof. of International Security Studies (National Defense U.) Rolin Mainuddin, Associate Professor of Political Science (North Carolina Central University) David Schanzer, Associate Professor of the Practice (Duke…

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Dr. Peter Howard: “Challenges and Opportunities in United States Foreign Policy In the Middle East.”

February 10, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Park Shops 200 NC State University, Park Shops 200 NC State University
Raleigh, NC United States
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The School of Public & International Affairs' 2014-15 Diplomat in Residence Dr. Peter Howard will give a public lecture on "Challenges and Opportunities in United States Foreign Policy In the Middle East."  Dr. Howard is a Regional Affairs Strategic Analyst in the Bureau of Near East Affair in the US Department of State. He will speak about the major challenges facing the Middle East and strategies of US foreign policy with a special emphasis on the ISIL nexus. Dr. Howard…

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James Longley: Iraq in Fragments and Sari’s Mother Screenings

February 18, 2015 | 7:00 pm
Full Frame Theater, Full Frame Theater, 320 Blackwell Street #101
Durham, NC United States
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James Longley is a documentary filmmaker whose works examine the lives of people in conflict zones, mostly in the Middle East and South Asia. Longley’s 2006 film, Iraq in Fragments, offers an intimate view of the early years of the Iraq War through three different points of view. The film won numerous honors, including the grand jury award at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in 2006, three jury awards at Sundance and was nominated for an Academy Award. His short, Sari's…

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March 2015

“Welcome to My Mosque” Open House 2015

March 14, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Islamic Center Raleigh, Islamic Center Raleigh, 808 Atwater St.
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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The Outreach Committee at the Islamic Center of Raleigh will be holding its annual  Open House on Saturday March 14th between 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. It is called “Welcome to my Mosque” and presents an excellent opportunity for our friends and neighbors from other faiths to learn about Islam. If you are interested in understanding more about Islam or have any questions regarding it, this is an excellent opportunity! For additional information, see here or contact Fiaz at outreach@islam1.org

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MSA Night 2015: Who is Your Hero

March 14, 2015 | 7:00 pm
Talley Ballroom, NC State University, Talley Ballroom, NC State University
Raleigh, NC United States
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We welcome you all to MSA Night 2015, featuring this year’s theme, "Our Heroes"! Recently, our community lost three gems, Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha, and Razan Abu-Salha. With each of them being involved and outstanding in their own way, they were able to impact and inspire all of us. We hope to celebrate that during MSA Night this year. Omar Offendum, the Syrian American hip-hop artist, designer, poet and peace activist, will be joining us! In addition, we will also…

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Film Screening & Panel Discussion: Musings of an Iraqi Patriot

March 15, 2015 | 3:00 pm
Main Library, Durham Public Libraries, Main Library, Durham Public Libraries
Durham, NC United States
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Durham County Library will host filmmaker Judith Van Wyk, Dr. Ahmed Fadaam and Dr. Adbul Sattar Jawad for a screening and discussion of the film Musings of an Iraqi Patriot at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Musings of an Iraqi Patriot tells the story of Dr. Fadaam, an Iraqi sculptor and New York Times reporter who fled Baghdad in 2008 after receiving death threats from Sunni insurgents. The film focuses on Fadaam’s time in Chapel Hill as a visiting professor and…

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April 2015

David Price: “The United States and Homeland Security”

April 6, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
North Carolina Central University, North Carolina Central University
Durham, NC United States
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The talk is free and open to the public. Free guest parking permit may be obtained from the NCCU Office of Public Safety located at 2010 Fayetteville Street; suggested parking at Nelson Street Parking Lot, located near BBRI next to the Miller-Morgan Building Event will be held at 202 Auditorium of the Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute For additional information, contact Rolin Mainuddin at rmainuddin@nccu.edu.

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Cairo in One Breath

April 10, 2015 | 1:00 pm
Carolina Theater, Carolina Theater, 309 West Morgan Street
Durham, NC United States
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Join us for a screening of Anna Kipervaser’s (Duke MFA student) film CAIRO IN ONE BREATH at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival for its World Premiere. The adhan is the Muslim call to prayer, an invitation to sacred space traditionally performed by a muezzin at a mosque five times each day. Cairo has thousands of mosques, and with countless muezzins chanting the call simultaneously there is a holy cacophony that reverberates through the city’s soundscape. Enter the Ministry of…

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Mohsen Namjoo Concert

April 12, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

NCSU’s Iranian Student Association with co-sponsoring of Middle East Studies Program is proud to announce that on April 12th, we are having a concert featuring MOHSEN NAMJOO. Please come and welcome legendary musician and singer Mohsen Namjoo. Hailed as 'the Bob Dylan of Iran' by the New York Times, he is a true musical maverick who speaks for and touches the souls of today’s youth. With material from his previous works, Mohsen will bring his unique patchwork blend of Persian…

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Panel Discussion: Tony Rivera and Robert Reardon: “Security Challenges in the Middle East”

April 13, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
North Carolina Central University, North Carolina Central University
Durham, NC United States
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The panel discussion will consist of presentations by Professor Rivera who will speak about Da’ish (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, ISIL) and Professor Reardon who will talk about Iranian nuclear program. The panel presentation is free and open to the public.  It will take place in the 202 Auditorium of the Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute. Free guest parking permit may be obtained from the NCCU Office of Public Safety located on 2010 Fayetteville Street; suggested parking at Nelson Street Parking Lot,…

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Why We Lost: A General Looks at Afghanistan and Iraq

April 15, 2015 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Lieutenant General Dan Bolger, a former senior U.S. field commander in Iraq and Afghanistan, will explain why he believes our campaigns in those countries ended in failure. His talk will address how and why we didn’t understand our enemies, and offer a critical assessment of why we committed our conventional forces to indecisive, irregular warfare. This lecture will challenge the audience to ponder what these hard lessons mean for the future of U.S. foreign policy. This lecture will take place…

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The Idan Raichel Project

April 16, 2015 | 8:00 pm
Carolina Theater of Durham, 309 West Morgan St
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Producer, keyboardist, and composer Idan Raichel has become a global music icon since the unveiling of The Idan Raichel Project, a multi-ethnic tour de force that changed the face of Israeli popular music. The Project enchants audiences with entrancing fusions sung in Hebrew, Arabic and the Ethiopian languages of Amharic and Tigrit. Their latest album, Quarter To Six, has garnered international praise for its depth and scope. Raichel has collaborated with over 95 celebrated artists from around the globe including…

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ISIS: Where Did It Come From? What Does it Believe?

April 22, 2015 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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The world has been shocked by the seemingly sudden emergence of the so-called “Islamic State in Iraq and Syria” (aka ISIS). This group has changed the discourse on the post-Arab Spring Middle East, obscuring the lines between friends and enemies and opening another chapter in America’s “war on terror.” David Schanzer will address its origins and ideology, and field questions on its meaning for future U.S. policy in the region. David H. Schanzer is Associate Professor of the Practice at…

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May 2015

Garth Hewitt: No Injustice Will Last Forever: One Day the Wall Will Fall

May 2, 2015 | 7:00 pm - May 4, 2015 | 7:30 pm

2 May 2015, 7:00pm, Binkley Baptist Church, Chapel Hill NC 4 May 2015, 7:30pm, St. Marks Episcopal Church, Raleigh NC The Coalition for Peace with Justice invites you to hear Garth Hewitt, internationally acclaimed troubadour, gospel singer and author on his NC tour: No Injustice Will Last Forever: One Day the Wall Will Fall! Through song and story, Garth will share his dedication to the hope, resilience and work of peace builders in the Holy Land. For additional information, see here or contact cpwj.contact@gmail.com. Sponsors: Coalition…

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June 2015

UNC Humanities Spotlight on Scholars: The Art & Science of a Medieval “First in Flight”

June 23, 2015 | 4:30 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Leonardo Da Vinci’s sketchbooks are clear evidence that interest in the possibility of human flight has a long history predating the Wright Brothers, but few realize that experiments in flight occurred as early as the ninth century. UNC Associate Professor of Art History, Glaire Anderson discusses a long-lost medieval Arabic account of a flight that took place in Córdoba, the capital of Islamic Spain. She argues that this account, and the earliest Islamic scientific instruments, reveal unexpected but meaningful links…

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Cairo in One Breath Film Screening

June 23, 2015 | 7:00 pm
Varsity Theater, Varsity Theater, 123 E Franklin St,
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Cairo in One Breath, a new feature documentary by Anna Kipervaser, a graduate of the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program at Duke University, and On Look Films, will be screened in June as a fundraiser for Stories with a Heartbeat. Stories with a Heartbeat is an initiative to document medical professionals and their patients in Palestine, Turkey, and Jordan through creative, engaging, and dynamic storytelling by Will McInerney and Mohanned "Mike" Mallah. The film documents the Ministry of Religious…

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ANERA Iftar and Benefit Dinner

June 30, 2015 | 7:30 pm
Mediterranean Deli, 410 W. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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Join ANERA at Med Deli for an iftar to benefit Palestinian refugees. ANERA helps Palestinian refugees and poor communities in Gaza, the West Bank and Lebanon. This NGO reaches the region’s most vulnerable people with health, education and economic programs, and provides humanitarian and emergency relief in times of crisis. All proceeds from this Iftar will go towards providing Ramadan food packages for impoverished Palestinian families. Tickets are $50. To purchase tickets, please visit www.anera.org/chapelhilldinner. For questions, please contact Hani Almadhoun at (202)…

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July 2015

Chand Raat Celebration

July 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Seasons @ Tandoor, 5410 Greenwood Commons Shopping Center
Durham, NC 27713 United States
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Join us for an evening of shopping, Henna, Face Painting, Music/Karaoke and much more. Come and enjoy the evening get-together with your friends and community and do early shopping for this coming EID. This event is for the entire family! Admission: Adults $2.00, Kids above 5 and Students $1.00 Venue: Seasons @ Tandoor (Indian Restaurant-Phone 919-484-2102) 5410 Greenwood Commons Shopping Center, Highway 55 Durham, NC 27713 FREE Iftar for Vendors and others present at iftar time (courtesy of Faruqi Family). Tandoor…

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August 2015

Pakistan Independence Day Celebration With Ali Haider

August 28, 2015 | 6:30 pm
Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave.
Cary, NC United States
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Pakistani American Anjuman presents Pakistan Independence Day Celebration with Ali Haider at the Cary Arts Center. Ali Haider will be joined by Inam ul Haq and a number of local artists will be featured. There will also be kids performances and Nilaam ghar (prize giveaway). Babysitting will be provided. Dinner is from 6:30 to 7:30 (also available for purchase until 9:30 pm). Tickets: VVIP $100, VIP $50, General  Admission $25, Students/Kids under 12 $15, 7 and under free. Tickets are available online…

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October 2015

TISS Sixteenth Annual New Faces Conference

October 2, 2015 | 8:00 am - October 3, 2015 | 5:00 pm
Rizzo Center, 150 Dubose Home Ln
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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This year's TISS Sixteenth Annual New Faces Conference will be held at the Rizzo Center in Chapel Hill on October 2-3, 2015. The speakers at this conference are all graduate students pursuing an advanced degree in the field of security studies. This year’s group includes four historians and four political scientists whose work covers a very wide range of significant issues.  We warmly encourage you to attend. Please send your graduate students our way. It is a great opportunity for them to…

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November 2015

Sufism in the Modern World: Do Rumi and Hafiz Still Speak to Us Today?

November 6, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Emerson Waldorf School, 6211 New Jericho Road
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Carl Ernst

Carl Ernst, Ph.D., UNC Kenan professor of Religious Studies, is the author of Islamophobia in America: The Anatomy of Intolerance, How to Read the Qur’an, and Rethinking Islamic Studies from Orientalism to Cosmopolitanism. Please join us for an enlightening evening as we explore Persian Sufi mystic poets Rumi & Hafiz in the modern world. In addition to the lecture by Dr. Ernst, Ali Kadivar will perform live Persian Music. For more information, please call (919) 967-1858, or  visit here.  

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Persian Poetry Night

November 8, 2015 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Club House, 400 Oak Tree Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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Please join the Persian Art Center in Carolina for an evening of poetry and live music. An introduction by Dr. Amir Rezvani form Duke University will then be followed by a lecture by Dr. Ahmad Golchin. After the lecture, Persian poetry reading and live music will end the night. Seating is limited, please arrive on time. The Persian Poetry Group in Chapel Hill honors, respects and promotes freedom of speech and expression. For more information or questions about this event, please…

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December 2015

Divan Center Speaker Series: Recent political developments in Middle East

December 1, 2015 | 7:00 pm
Divan Center – Triangle, 903 N. Harrison Avenue Suite 100
Cary, NC United States
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Ambassador David Shinn: Hizmet in Africa: The Activities and Significance of the Gulen Movement

December 13, 2015 | 4:00 pm
The Institute of Islamic and Turkish Studies – NC (IITS-NC), 1391 SE Maynard Rd.
Cary, NC 27511 United States
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Ambassador David Shinn will present his latest book: "Hizmet Movement in Africa: The Activities and Significance of the Gulen Movement." Ambassador David Shinn has been teaching in the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University since 2001. He served for 37 years in the U.S. Foreign Service with assignments at embassies in Lebanon, Kenya, Tanzania, Mauritania, Cameroon, Sudan and as ambassador to Burkina Faso and Ethiopia. The author of numerous book chapters and articles in academic and policy…

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January 2016

Reel Israel: Fourth Annual Israeli Documentary Film Series | ‘Censored Voices’

January 9, 2016 | 7:00 pm
Kehillah Synagogue, 1200 Mason Farm Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Through six incredible documentary films, go on a tour of Israel like you’ve never seen before. Each film screening will be followed by evocative, honest discussions, led by Duke Associate Professor Shai Ginsburg.  Our sixth film will be shown on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. This series aims to diversify the vision of Israel, screening some of the most successful, both critically and commercially acclaimed, Israeli documentary films in recent years. The films explore a wide range of issues and…

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Ghazal Concert by acclaimed vocalist, Shri Raviraj Nasery

January 15, 2016 | 8:00 pm
Unnamed Venue, 3000 Bearcat Way, Unit 112
Morrisville, NC 27560 United States
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  Ghazal is a form of poetry, originating in Arabic poetry in Arabia long before the birth of Islam. The ghazal spread into South Asia in the 12th century due to the influence of Sufi mystics and the courts of the new Islamic Sultanate. Although the ghazal is most prominently a form of Dari poetry and Urdu poetry, today it is found in the poetry of many languages of the Indian sub-continent. Shri RavirajNasery is an acclaimed Ghazal singer and brings his own flair to the art…

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“Preventing Violent Extremism and Countering Anti-Islam Bigotry in 2016” – A Lecture by Prof. David Schanzer

January 23, 2016 | 3:00 pm
The Institute of Islamic and Turkish Studies – NC (IITS-NC), 1391 SE Maynard Rd.
Cary, NC 27511 United States
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The rise of ISIS, violent attacks by some Muslim Americans in the US, and backlash against Muslim Americans due to the attacks and vitriolic campaign rhetoric have presented challenges for Muslim Americans. Duke Professor DavidSchanzer will analyze these trends and suggest a path forward for those seeking a more peaceful and just society. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. For more information or questions about this event, send an email to infor@iitsnc.org or click here. To RSVP for this event (please RSVP…

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Reel Israel: Fourth Annual Israeli Documentary Film Series | ‘Diplomat’

January 23, 2016 | 7:00 pm
Kehillah Synagogue, 1200 Mason Farm Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Through six incredible documentary films, go on a tour of Israel like you’ve never seen before. Each film screening will be followed by evocative, honest discussions, led by Duke Associate Professor Shai Ginsburg.  Our sixth film will be shown on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. This series aims to diversify the vision of Israel, screening some of the most successful, both critically and commercially acclaimed, Israeli documentary films in recent years. The films explore a wide range of issues and…

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Diversity in Our Community – ‘What’s Going On?’: Islamophobia

January 24, 2016 | 2:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books, 3522 Wade Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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Quail Ridge Books invites the community to come out and talk about the social interaction problem in our community. On Sunday, January 24, at 2 pm they will host Part 3 in the conversation, What's Going On? Taking on Diversity in Raleigh. The meeting will feature: Oliver Muhammed (Imam, As-Salaam Islamic Center), Professor Carl Ernst (Co-director, Middle East Center, UNC-Chapel Hill), Rev. Dr. Nancy Petty (Minister, Pullen Memorial Baptist Church), and Manzoor Cheema (Founder, Muslims for Social Justice). The motivation to sponsor…

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Reel Israel: Fourth Annual Israeli Documentary Film Series | ‘In-Between’

January 30, 2016 | 7:00 pm
Kehillah Synagogue, 1200 Mason Farm Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Through six incredible documentary films, go on a tour of Israel like you’ve never seen before. Each film screening will be followed by evocative, honest discussions, led by Duke Associate Professor Shai Ginsburg.  Our sixth film will be shown on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. This series aims to diversify the vision of Israel, screening some of the most successful, both critically and commercially acclaimed, Israeli documentary films in recent years. The films explore a wide range of issues and…

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“Challenging Racism and Islamophobia” – A Discussion with Manzoor Cheema

January 31, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4907 Garrett Rd
Durham, NC 27707 United States
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  Manzoor Cheema, an award-winning human rights activist from Raleigh, will present a brief overview of Islam, roots of Islamophobia, Islamophobia's connection to racism and other forms of oppression, and strategies to defeat Islamophobia. From 2005-2009, he produced about 50 episodes of "Independent Living," a grassroots TV show with reports on controversies in many cities that aired on The People's Channel locally and 70 public access stations in the US. It won the channel's award for best documentary-based program. His…

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“Preventing Violent Extremism and Countering Anti-Islam Bigotry in 2016” – A Lecture by Prof. David Schanzer

January 31, 2016 | 3:00 pm
The Institute of Islamic and Turkish Studies – NC (IITS-NC), 1391 SE Maynard Rd.
Cary, NC 27511 United States
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The rise of ISIS, violent attacks by some Muslim Americans in the US, and backlash against Muslim Americans due to the attacks and vitriolic campaign rhetoric have presented challenges for Muslim Americans. Duke Professor David Schanzer will analyze these trends and suggest a path forward for those seeking a more peaceful and just society. This event was rescheduled to January 31 due to inclement weather. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. For more information or questions about this event, send an…

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February 2016

Film: ‘Ho Mann Jahaan’

February 5, 2016 | 5:00 pm
Carmike Park Place 16, 9525 Chapel Hill Rd
Morrisville, NC 27560 United States
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  "Ho Mann Jahaan", the super-hit Pakistani film, is a coming of age urban story set in present day Karachi. The film revolves around three main characters and their friendship, born out of shared experiences, a passion for music, and aspiration for fame. This is a film of many layers, connecting to both younger and older generations. For show times, please click here. For more information or questions about this event, please call Roop at (919) 813-999.

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Our Three Winners Memorial: A Day of Light

February 10, 2016 | 6:00 pm
Stafford Commons, North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC United States
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The event is meant to remember and honor the lives of “Our Three Winners” on the anniversary of their deaths. The memorial includes a call to prayer, guest speakers, and a candlelight remembrance. For more information, please call 919.515.2446, click here, or visit the Facebook event here. For any questions about this event, please email Anna Bigelow at abbigelo@ncsu.edu. Sponsored by: NC State University

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Shattered Glass: An Artistic Commemoration

February 11, 2016 | 7:00 pm
Talley Ballroom, NC State University, Talley Ballroom, NC State University
Raleigh, NC United States
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NC State alumnus Mohammad Moussa will present “Shattered Glass,” a 45-minute performance that fuses poetry, images and videos to pay tribute to Deah, Yusor and Razan. The goal of “Shattered Glass” is to continue the conversation about the tragedy and to reflect on what it means for our communities. The piece is also a commemoration of the victims and their legacies. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit the Facebook event here. For any questions about this…

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Reel Israel: Fourth Annual Israeli Documentary Film Series | ‘God’s Messengers’

February 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm
Kehillah Synagogue, 1200 Mason Farm Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Through six incredible documentary films, go on a tour of Israel like you’ve never seen before. Each film screening will be followed by evocative, honest discussions, led by Duke Associate Professor Shai Ginsburg.  Our sixth film will be shown on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. This series aims to diversify the vision of Israel, screening some of the most successful, both critically and commercially acclaimed, Israeli documentary films in recent years. The films explore a wide range of issues and…

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Religions of India Field Trip

February 21, 2016 | 12:45 pm - 5:30 pm

Various locations throughout the Triangle, for directions and complete information, visit the website: http://www.unc.edu/~taj/religs.htm You are invited to join on Sunday, February 21, to learn about three of the major religious traditions of South Asia. We will visit three places of worship: the Sikh Gurudwara of NC in Durham, the Hindu Bhavan in Morrisville, and the Raleigh Islamic Center. At each site we will have the opportunity to observe worship in progress, and to have conversations with practitioners of each faith. The trip includes a…

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Israeli Peace Activists: Maya Wind & Eran Efrati

February 22, 2016 | 7:00 pm
Ledford Hall, Meredith College
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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Come join the Coalition for Peace with Justice as they host Maya Wind and Eran Efrati - two Israelis who will present their experiences with joint Palestinian-Israeli struggles for justice and equality. They will relate their efforts to educate the Israeli public about the occupation of Palestine and the militarization of their society. Maya Wind is a feminist activist and a conscientious objector for which she served time in military prison. She is currently a PhD candidate in the Department…

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Forget Your Own Passport: The Curious Case of Mauricio Fresco, from Ottoman Jew to Mexican Diplomat | A Lecture with Dr. Devi Mays

February 23, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Withers Hall, North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC United States
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Dr. Mays will speak about Sephardic migrants in the first four decades of the twentieth century and their reliance on transnational Sephardic networks to achieve personal and professional success and continued geographic mobility in the face of growing immigration restrictions. Dr. Mays works on transnational Jewish networks in the Mediterranean and global contexts, with a focus on Sephardic Jews.  Her dissertation, “Transplanting Cosmopolitans: The Migrations of Sephardic Jews to Mexico, 1900-1934,” deals with Sephardic migrants between the Ottoman Empire, its…

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“The Geopolitics of Cheap Oil” | A lecture by Dr. Emily Meierding

February 25, 2016 | 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Talley Ballroom, NC State University, Talley Ballroom, NC State University
Raleigh, NC United States
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Dr. Emily Meierding will be joining NC State University for the first Energy and Security Initiative (ESI) luncheon of spring semester. Dr. Meierding previously taught at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland and was a Zukerman Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University. She received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago. She has published in multiple outlets about the intersection of energy and human and national security,…

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Hijabi Monologues

February 26, 2016 | 7:30 pm
Whitely Auditorium, Elon University
Elon, NC United States
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Stories and experiences by American Muslim women will be offered in a space where Muslim women can speak openly about their experiences as women, as humans and as Americans. With drama and humor, the project brings to life the diversity of Muslim-American experiences, and engages issues of race, gender and religious tolerance through stories that also challenge violence and hatred. Hijabi Monologues have performed at colleges and universities throughout the United States and Europe, and they lead storytelling and identity…

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Reel Israel: Fourth Annual Israeli Documentary Film Series | ‘Sound of Torture’

February 27, 2016 | 7:00 pm
Kehillah Synagogue, 1200 Mason Farm Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Through six incredible documentary films, go on a tour of Israel like you’ve never seen before. Each film screening will be followed by evocative, honest discussions, led by Duke Associate Professor Shai Ginsburg.  Our sixth film will be shown on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. This series aims to diversify the vision of Israel, screening some of the most successful, both critically and commercially acclaimed, Israeli documentary films in recent years. The films explore a wide range of issues and…

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March 2016

A Bridge to Understanding Islam

March 5, 2016 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Islamic Center Raleigh, Islamic Center Raleigh, 808 Atwater St.
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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The Islamic Association of Raleigh (IAR) cordially invites everyone in the local community and beyond to their Annual Open House, through which, they extend open arms of peace, love, friendship, and fellowship to defeat fear, anxiety, mistrust, and misunderstanding, thereby helping create a community of inclusiveness. For more information about this event, please click here or call at 919-834-9572.

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Straight Talk with Real Muslims

March 6, 2016 | 2:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Hosted by Ismail Suayah and moderated by Krista Bremer, Flyleaf Books invites you to participate in a down-to-earth conversation to bring perspective to sensational news. How familiar are you with Islam? Do you have questions about Muslim culture, sharia law, or the beliefs and practices of Muslims in our area?  Come join six of your Muslim neighbors in Chapel Hill for an afternoon of straight, soulful talk. All questions and comments – even politically incorrect ones --are welcome.  And we'll…

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Film Screening: The Wanted 18

March 9, 2016 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Church of Chapel Hill Unitarian Universalist, 106 Purefoy Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Through a clever mix of stop motion animation and interviews, The Wanted 18 recreates an astonishing true story: the Israeli army's pursuit of 18 cows, whose independent milk production on a Palestinian collective farm was declared "a threat to the national security of the state of Israel." In response to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, a group of people from the town of Beit Sahour decide to buy 18 cows and produce their own milk as a co-operative.…

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Abrahamic Table: Art & Faith

March 13, 2016 | 3:00 pm
The Institute of Islamic and Turkish Studies – NC (IITS-NC), 1391 SE Maynard Rd.
Cary, NC 27511 United States
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Three monotheistic faiths in the world (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) accept Abraham as the father of all nations. To honor Abraham with regard to the spirit of dialogue, the Institute of Islamic and Turkish Studies plans to hosts regularly a panel discussion program that brings community leaders and clergy from the three Abrahamic faiths to engage in a dialogue about the commonalities of and common issues concerning the Abrahamic communities over delicious food. Each speaker gives a brief interpretation on…

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Benefit Dinner: “Raising Our Awareness: A Retrospective on the Humanitarian Crisis in Syria”

March 13, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Apex Mosque, 733 Center St
Apex, NC 27502 United States
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The Zakat Foundation of America and Muslims of the Triangle LIST (Learning, Inspiring & Serving Together) invite you to attend a community benefit dinner for Syria entitled "Raising Our Awareness: A Retrospective on the Humanitarian Crisis in Syria." All proceeds will go towards supporting Zakat Foundation programs for Syrian refugees in the Middle East and Turkey. Please join us in this collective effort to provide humanitarian living and educational assistance to men, women, and children who desperately need your help. For more…

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Middle East Film Film Festival at NC State University, No One Knows About Persian Cats (Iran)

March 17, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Erdahl Cloyd Theater – D.H. Hill Library, 2 W Broughton Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27695 United States
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Announcing the 10th annual Middle East Film Film Festival at NC State University. This year we are focusing on documentaries about music with film from Iran, Iraq, Palestine and Lebanon. All films will be shown in Erdahl Cloyd Theater, D. H. Hill Library, NC State University. All screenings will take place at 7 PM. No One Knows About Persian Cats (Iran) Director: Bahman Ghobadi, Genre: Docudrama, Running Time: 102 minutes, Persian with English Subtitles. Two young musicians, Negar (Negar Shaghaghi)…

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Muslim Societies Since 1945

March 23, 2016 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Join The Program in the Humanities and Human Values for Humanities in Action: Muslim Societies since 1945. There are over 1.5 billion Muslim faithful spread over six continents. Muslims can be Arab, British, African, French, Persian, Indonesian, Indian, American, or any other nationality, and yet it is still common to hear discussions of “Muslims” as though there were a monolithic bloc. While the diversity of Muslim experiences since 1945 makes generalizing difficult, there have been some shared pressures and developments throughout the…

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Middle East Film Film Festival, Half Moon (Iraq and Iran)

March 24, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Erdahl Cloyd Theater – D.H. Hill Library, 2 W Broughton Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27695 United States
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Announcing the 10th annual Middle East Film Film Festival at NC State University. This year we are focusing on documentaries about music with film from Iran, Iraq, Palestine and Lebanon. All films will be shown in Erdahl Cloyd Theater, D. H. Hill Library, NC State University. All screenings will take place at 7 PM. Half Moon (Iraq and Iran) Director: Bahman Ghobadi, Genre: Comdey, Running Time: 1 hour 47 minutes, Persian, Kurdish with English Subtitles. Mamo, an old and legendary…

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Why I am a Salafi – A Conversation with Michael Muhammad Knight

March 30, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Regulator Bookshop, 720 9th Street
Durham, NC 27705 United States
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The Salafi movement invests supreme Islamic authority in the precedents of the Salaf, the first three generations of Muslims, who represent a "Golden Age" from which all subsequent eras can only decline. In Why I Am a Salafi, Michael Muhammad Knight confronts the problem of origins, questioning the possibility of accessing pure Islam through its canonical texts. The book is also a confrontation of Knight's own origins as a Muslim. Reconsidering Salafism, Knight explores the historical processes that informed Islam…

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Middle East Film Film Festival, Slingshot Hip Hop (Palestine)

March 31, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Erdahl Cloyd Theater – D.H. Hill Library, 2 W Broughton Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27695 United States
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Announcing the 10th annual Middle East Film Film Festival at NC State University. This year we are focusing on documentaries about music with film from Iran, Iraq, Palestine and Lebanon. All films will be shown in Erdahl Cloyd Theater, D. H. Hill Library, NC State University. All screenings will take place at 7 PM. Slingshot Hip Hop (Palestine) Director: Jackie Reem Salloum, Genre: Documentary, Running Time: 83 minutes, Arabic, English & Hebrew with English Subtitles. Slingshot Hip Hop braids together…

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April 2016

18th Annual Lebanese Festival

April 2, 2016 | 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
City Plaza, 400 Block Fayetteville St.
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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Welcome the spring on City Plaza celebrating with great food, dance and music! Join the Triangle Lebanese American Center with delicious Lebanese food, non-stop dancing & music performances, Lebanese desserts, Lebanese beer and wine. Free admission and free parking available! For more information and updates, see the Triangle Lebanese American Center website at http://tlacnc.org/.

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Film Screening: Detaining Dreams

April 2, 2016 | 5:00 pm - April 5, 2016 | 7:00 pm

Detaining Dreams is an intimate documentary featuring the stories of four Palestinian youth and their families undergoing the ordeal of Israeli military detention. This 20-minute short film was commissioned by the No Way to Treat a Child Campaign (begun in January 2014), and produced by Amr Kawji and Nawal Musleh. Detaining Dreams is sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee, and Defense for Children International Palestine. There will be a screening of the short film, Detaining Dreams, and/or discussions happening around…

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Middle East Film Film Festival, We Loved Each Other So Much (Lebanon)

April 7, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Erdahl Cloyd Theater – D.H. Hill Library, 2 W Broughton Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27695 United States
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Announcing the 10th annual Middle East Film Film Festival at NC State University. This year we are focusing on documentaries about music with film from Iran, Iraq, Palestine and Lebanon. All films will be shown in Erdahl Cloyd Theater, D. H. Hill Library, NC State University. All screenings will take place at 7 PM. We Loved Each Other So Much (Lebanon) Director: Jack Janssen, Genre: Documentary, Running Time: 80 minutes, Arabic, English Subtitles. Several inhabitants of Beirut, all from different…

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8th Annual Nazim Hikmet Poetry Festival

April 10, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop
Cary, NC 27513 United States
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Nâzım Hikmet Ran was a Turkish poet, playwright, and novelist. He was recognized as the first and foremost modern Turkish poet, and regarded throughout the world as one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century for the "lyrical flow of his statements.” Described as a "romantic revolutionary," his humanistic views are universal. His poetry has been translated into more than fifty languages. He received the World Peace Prize (the USSR's equivalent of the Nobel) in 1950. Although he faced…

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Public Talk: Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

April 11, 2016 | 6:00 pm
Park Shops 200 NC State University, Park Shops 200 NC State University
Raleigh, NC United States
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The Khayrallah Center invites you to a public talk and conversation with Dr. Maha Shuayb, the director of the UK-based Center for Lebanese Studies. The talk will focus on education and Syrian refugees in Lebanon. FREE and OPEN to the Public. For more information, please visit here or contact Dr. Khater at akhater@ncsu.edu.

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Fourth Annual NC Persian Festival

April 23, 2016 | 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Kerr Scott Building, 1025 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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The North Carolina Persian Festival celebrates the rich and ancient culture, history, arts, and traditions of the people of Iran. The Festival includes a wide array of live performances of traditional, folkloric, contemporary, pop, and modern classical Persian music and dance. Persian carpets, handicrafts, embroidery, calligraphy and paintings will be on display in the extensive cultural exhibition along with film clips and animations that explore the history, geography, and cities of Iran from the time of the Persian Empire and…

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4th Annual Turkish Food & Art Festival

April 24, 2016 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Divan Center – Triangle, 903 N. Harrison Avenue Suite 100
Cary, NC United States
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The Divan Center presents a Turkish Food & Art Festival. As the Turkish proverb says: "Neither coffee nor the coffeehouse is the heart's behest. The heart seeks friendship; coffee is the pretext." A Turkish Food & Art festival including many authentic tastes, such as gyro (doner), Turkish ravioli, vegetarian dishes, grilled fish sandwiches, grilled meatballs, Turkish coffee, baklava, and much more. Please kindly RSVP here by April 23th, contact triangle@divancenter.org for more information.

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Production: My Name is Rachel Corrie

April 27, 2016 | 7:30 pm - April 29, 2016 | 7:30 pm
Community Church of Chapel Hill Unitarian Universalist, 106 Purefoy Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Wednesday, April 27 | 7:30PM Sonorous Road Productions, 609 Oberlin Rd., Raleigh, NC 27606 Friday, April 29 | 7:30PM Community Church of Chapel Hill Unitarian Universalist, 106 Purefoy Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514   My Name is Rachel Corrie is a one-person dramatic production based on the diaries and emails of Rachel Corrie, an American member of the International Solidarity Movement who traveled to the Gaza Strip during the Second Intifada. While acting as a human shield to stop the demolition of a Palestinian…

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Film Screening: “Salam Neighbor” with presentation by Dr. Dilshad Jaff

April 28, 2016 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Forsyth Technical Community College, Winston-Salem, NC United States + Google Map

The Forsyth Technical Community College Humanities Enrichment Series presents: “Salam Neighbor” a film by Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci followed by a presentation and discussion of issues related to the refugee crisis presented by Dr. Dilshad Jaff in the Oak Grove Auditorium (2100 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27103). Two Americans head to the edge of war, just seven miles from the Syrian border, to live among 85,000 uprooted refugees in Jordan’s Za’atari camp. As the first filmmakers allowed by the United Nations to register and set-up a…

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May 2016

Abrahamic Table: Faith and Psychology Panel Discussion

May 1, 2016 | 3:00 pm
The Institute of Islamic and Turkish Studies – NC (IITS-NC), 1391 SE Maynard Rd.
Cary, NC 27511 United States
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The Institute of Islamic and Turkish Studies - NC (IITS-NC) cordially invites you to the Panel Discussion Around Abrahamic Table event on May 1st, at 3pm. Three monotheistic faiths in the world  (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) accept Abraham as the father of all nations. To honor Abraham with regard to the spirit of dialogue, the Institute of Islamic and Turkish Studies plans to host regularly a panel discussion program that brings community leaders and clergy from the three Abrahamic faiths to engage in…

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A Mystic Night of Persian Traditional Concert

May 1, 2016 | 6:00 pm
Talley Ballroom, NC State University, Talley Ballroom, NC State University
Raleigh, NC United States
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The Persian Art Center in Carolina & Iranian Student Association at NCSU Presents: A Mystic Night of Persian Traditional Concert. Ensemble includes: Renowned vocalist: Salar Aghili, Hossein Behroozini: Lut, Saeed Farajpouri: Kamancheh, Harir Shariatzadeh: Framed drum, and Hamin Honari: Persian drum. Tickets can be purchased online by here. Public tickets are $40 and student tickets are $20 (only with valid ID). For more information and questions, please call 919-259-0959.   Co-sponsored by Iranian Cultural Society of North Carolina

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Reel Israel: Fourth Annual Israeli Documentary Film Series | ‘The Decent One’

May 4, 2016 | 7:00 pm
Kehillah Synagogue, 1200 Mason Farm Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Through six incredible documentary films, go on a tour of Israel like you’ve never seen before. Each film screening will be followed by evocative, honest discussions, led by Duke Associate Professor Shai Ginsburg.  Our sixth film will be shown on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. This series aims to diversify the vision of Israel, screening some of the most successful, both critically and commercially acclaimed, Israeli documentary films in recent years. The films explore a wide range of issues and…

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Iraqi Refugee Art Exhibit

May 13, 2016 | 6:00 pm - May 15, 2016 | 5:00 pm
William Peace University, Raleigh, NC United States + Google Map

The three-day free exhibit features paintings by ten professional Iraqi artists who fled initially to Syria and have recently been resettled in the U.S. and Canada.  Also included in the exhibit will be artwork by local artists Ahmed Fadaam, Ráed Al-Rawi, and others. The exhibit is being organized with the help of Common Humanity, a New York-based non-profit which seeks to build understanding, respect, and friendship with the Arab and Muslim world. For more information, contact drohrer123@pobox.com or 919-781-3225. Admission: Open to the…

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June 2016

Panel Discussion around Abrahamic Table – Fasting

June 5, 2016 | 3:00 pm
The Institute of Islamic and Turkish Studies – NC (IITS-NC), 1391 SE Maynard Rd.
Cary, NC 27511 United States
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The Institute of Islamic and Turkish Studies - NC (IITS-NC) cordially invites you to the Panel Discussion around Abrahamic Table. In this special gathering, our distinguished speakers are Derek Maul from Wake Forest Presbyterian Church, David Reed from Beth El Synagogue, Fatma Bozkurt from IITS. The theme will be Fasting in Abrahamic Religions. Practiced in many religions, fasting is an act which is most accurately defined as an abstention from meat, drink and all natural food for a determined period.…

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Film Screening: Jimmy Vestwood

June 11, 2016 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Witherspoon Cinema, North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC United States
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Persian section & the Iranian Student Association at NCSU are pleased to announce a single screening of the American comedy, Jimmy Vestvood. Please join us for a one time screening of this comedy on June 11th. This broad satire is about a bumbling yet lovable Iranian immigrant who wins the Green Card lottery and moves to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of becoming an American hero. The film playfully skewers American preconceptions of the Middle East and breaks new ground through its…

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“Conversation with a Panel of Distinguished Muslims”

June 12, 2016 | 3:00 pm
Community Church of Chapel Hill Unitarian Universalist, 106 Purefoy Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Join the Community Church of Chapel Hill Unitarian Universalist for a panel conversation with members of the local Muslim community. Panelists include Mohammad Abu-Salha, a psychiatrist and the father of two daughters killed February 2015 in Chapel Hill; Shane Atkinson, Associate Imam, As Salaam Islamic Center, Raleigh; Tanzeel Chohan, member of Raleigh Human Relations Commission; Muad Hrezi, Libyan-American UNC grad; Deonna Kelli Sayed, an author and storyteller; and Nsenga Knight, member of a large Afro-Caribbean Muslim family. The conversation will…

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Persian Art Center in Carolina Presents: Dr. Pourzandi | Study of Sadegh Hedayat

June 12, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Club House, 400 Oak Tree Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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The program will begin with a social from 4-4:30, followed by a welcome and introduction by Amir Rezvani. The speaker is Dr. Pourzandi who will present a study of Sadegh Hedayat, Iranian author who introduced modernist techniques into Persian fiction. He is considered one of the greatest Iranian writers of the 20th century. The presentation will be followed by discussion from 6-6:30pm. From 6:45-7:30 , there will be live music and poetry readings from your favorite poets.  The event will…

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Film Screening: Occupation of the American Mind

June 17, 2016 | 6:30 pm
Recyclique, 2811 Hillsborough Rd.
Durham, NC 27705 United States
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Narrated by Roger Waters and featuring leading observers of the Middle East, the film explores American media coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Occupation of the American Mind provides an analysis of the decades-long battle for the hearts, minds, and tax dollars of the American people. This is a film by the Media Education Foundation.  

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ANERA Benefit Iftar

June 20, 2016 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mediterranean Deli, 410 W. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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Join ANERA for a Benefit Iftar in Chapel Hill at Mediterranean Deli. ANERA serves Palestinian refugees and communities in Gaza, the West Bank and Lebanon. This NGO reaches the region’s most vulnerable people with health, education and economic programs, and provides humanitarian and emergency relief in times of crisis. All proceeds from this event will go towards sending food and relief to families in Palestine and Jordan. The event will feature a full course dinner, and Palestinian comedian Amer Zahr!…

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Human Rights in the Modern Middle East

June 22, 2016 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Featuring Sarah D. Shields, Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor of History No place on Earth has seen more violence and disruption in the past 20 years than the Middle East. From economic sanctions to wars, to terrorism and torture, to dictatorships and superpower interventions, human rights violations seemingly define the region’s recent history. Sarah Shields discusses cases of human rights transgressions from an historical perspective, and offers her take on the reasons for the desperate state of affairs…

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July 2016

Chaand Raat & Eid Bazaar

July 2, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Seasons at Tandoor Banquet Hall, 5410 NC-55
Durham, NC 27713 United States
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Admission: Adults $2.00, Kids above 5 and Students $1.00 For more information and vendor inquiry please email, seemafaruqi@hotmail.com or call @ 919-596-4792 or 919-475-1425 FREE Iftar for Vendors and others present at iftar time. (courtesy of Seema & Ashraf Faruqi) Tandoor will be selling food for a reasonable cost.

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August 2016

Challenging Racism and Islamophobia Forum

August 14, 2016 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
As-Salaam Islamic Center, 1214 E Lenoir Street
Raleigh, NC 27610 United States
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A forum will be organized at As-Salaam Islamic Center to explore the roots of Islamophobia or anti-Muslim discrimination. This forum will explore the following questions: How does Islamophobia operate in society? What are the links between Islamophobia and racism? How to understand the relationships between immigrant Muslims and African American Muslims? How can Muslims counteract racism and Islamophobia? This forum is free and open for all. Snacks will be provided. The forum will include speeches and break-out session. Email at…

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Persian Art Center in Carolina Presents: Dr. Pourzandi | Study of Sadegh Hedayat Part II

August 14, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Club House, 400 Oak Tree Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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The program will begin with a social from 4-4:30, followed by a welcome and introduction by Amir Rezvani. The speaker is Dr. Pourzandi who will present part two in the study of Sadegh Hedayat, Iranian author who introduced modernist techniques into Persian fiction. He is considered one of the greatest Iranian writers of the 20th century. The presentation will be followed by discussion from 6-6:30pm. From 6:45-7:30 , there will be live music and poetry readings from your favorite poets. …

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Pakistan Independence Day Celebration

August 14, 2016 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Moore Square Park, 200 S Blount St
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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When: Sunday, August 14, 5:30 - 7:30pm Where: Moore Square Park, 200 S Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601 Pakistan day – Aug 14th, 2016 (Pakistan Fest) We will have a very exciting commemorative day in the heart of Raleigh. All community members are invited to join us to enjoy this very festive day. Please bring snacks for your family and also to share with your friends. Suggested Food items: Sandwiches Chips Soft drinks and water Fruit (Mangoes will be great)…

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Focus Group: Provide Feedback on new Khayrallah Center Exhibit, “The Lebanese in America”

August 23, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Withers Hall, North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC United States
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Location: 332 Withers Hall, NC State University - 101 Lampe Dr., Raleigh, NC The Khayrallah Center is organizing a small focus group to provide feedback on their new traveling exhibit "The Lebanese in America." This small, portable exhibit will travel throughout the country to heritage and non-heritage communities to detail the story of the Lebanese community in America from 1870 through today. It narrates the journeys of Lebanese immigrants as they struggled to maintain their identity and strove to become Americans.…

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September 2016

‘What’s Going On?’: Islamophobia & the Triangle Community

September 7, 2016 | 7:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books, 3522 Wade Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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  http://www.quailridgebooks.com/event/wgo3-islamophobiatc   Quail Ridge Books Now at North Hills, 4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road Open Mon - Sat 9 am - 9 pm; Sun 10 am - 6 pm 'What's Going On?': Islamophobia & the Triangle Community Quail Ridge Books invites the community to come out and talk about the social interaction problem in our community. We launched our discussions a year ago, but folks can join in any time.  On Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 7 pm, we will have…

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Early Lebanese American Writers and the Cultural Politics of Orientalism, a lecture by Wail S. Hassan

September 13, 2016 | 4:00 pm
Withers Hall, North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC United States
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In his book, Immigrant Narratives: Cultural Translation in Arab American and Arab British Literature, Hassan draws upon postcolonial, translation, and minority discourse theory to investigate how key writers have described their immigrant experiences, acting as mediators and interpreters between cultures, and how they have forged new identities in their adopted countries. This lecture will focus on the very different work of three major writers from the early twentieth century, Ameen Rihani, Kahlil Gibran, and Abraham Rihbany. For more information, please…

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Immigration, Terrorism, and Islam: A Panel Discussion

September 19, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC United States + Google Map

In this current presidential election, the question of Islam and terrorism has at the forefront of issues for both candidates and many Americans. However this clashing narrative between Muslim Americans and “American” Americans can often be uninformed. Join Dr. Anna Bigelow, Dr. Akram Khater and Dr. Charles Kurzman as they lead a panel discussion and Q&A with the audience about Islam, immigration and terrorism and the rhetoric of the 2016 elections. For more information, please contact the Khayrallah Center for Lebanese…

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Lebanese Artist, Lena Merhej: Public Talk

September 29, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Talley Ballroom, NC State University, Talley Ballroom, NC State University
Raleigh, NC United States
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Between September 26 and 30, Lebanese artist Lena Merhej will visit NC State to offer workshops to students, display her art work, and give public talks on the state of the arts in Lebanon and the Middle East. You are cordially invited to attend the public talk and exhibit of our inaugural Lebanese artist in residence, Ms. Lena Merhej. Place: Talley Ballroom, Talley Student Center, NC State Date: Thursday, September 29 Time: 6 PM Parking is available at the Reynolds Coliseum parking…

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“Veiled Threats: Women and Jihad” presented by Dr. Mia Bloom

September 29, 2016 | 7:30 pm
Meredith College, NC United States + Google Map

The Department of History and Political Science at Meredith College will host Mia Bloom, internationally renowned expert on terrorism and extremism and author of Bombshell: Women and Terror. Dr. Bloom will be giving a lecture titled “Veiled Threats: Women and Jihad.” The lecture will be followed by a question and answer period. Reception to follow. The lecture and reception are both free and open to the public. Presented by the Meredith College Department of History and Political Science with support from The…

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October 2016

Persian Art Center in Carolina: Iranian Poetry

October 2, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Club House, 400 Oak Tree Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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The program will begin with a social from 4-4:30, followed by a welcome and introduction by Amir Rezvani. The speaker for this event is Mr. Amin Azhdar. His presentation on Iranian poetry will be followed by discussion from 6-6:30pm. From 6:45-7:30 , there will be live music and poetry readings from your favorite poets.  The event will end with an open forum regarding planning for the future from 7:30-8:00pm. The Persian Poetry Group in Chapel Hill honors, respects and promotes…

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Lunch and Learn

October 8, 2016 | 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Islamic Center Raleigh, Islamic Center Raleigh, 808 Atwater St.
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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Too often we find ourselves listening to second-hand sources that encourage the creation of walls and segregation within our delicate society. Unfortunately, this narrative can sometimes erode the bridges and partnerships between family and friends to create a world none of us would want to live in. As such, the Islamic Association of Raleigh cordially invites you to a unique open house event - our first annual Lunch and Learn. The community is welcome to break bread and sample a host…

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Interfaith Series: Who are Our Muslim Neighbors?

October 9, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Francis of Assisi Church, 11401 Leesville Road
Raleigh, NC 27613 United States
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This October, the St. Francis of Assisi Church will host an interfaith series that will attempt to bring people together for respectful encounter, dialogue, and increased understanding. The goal is to move closer to the possibility of peace in our communities and world. Join the St. Francis of Assisi Church for "Who are Our Muslim Neighbors," a conversation with members of the Muslim community in the Triangle: Mohammad Abu-Salha, MD, Krista Bremer, and Farris Barakat. With Special Guest Host: Bishop Michael…

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Raleigh International Festival

October 14, 2016 | 8:00 am - October 16, 2016 | 5:00 pm
Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC United States + Google Map

The Raleigh international festival celebrates the many languages, cultures, and nations represented in North Carolina. Don't miss three days packed with exhibits, performances, food and shopping! There will be several Middle Eastern cultures represented throughout the festivities. For more information, please visit here.

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Interfaith Series: St. Francis as Model of Dialogue

October 16, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Francis of Assisi Church, 11401 Leesville Road
Raleigh, NC 27613 United States
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This October, the St. Francis of Assisi Church will host an interfaith series that will attempt to bring people together for respectful encounter, dialogue, and increased understanding. The goal is to move closer to the possibility of peace in our communities and world. Join the St. Francis of Assisi Church for “St. Francis as Model of Dialogue" - A conversation with Fr. Michael Calabria, OFM – Director of the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies at St. Bonaventure University. There is…

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National Dabke Festival – 2016

October 22, 2016 | 12:00 pm
NC Museum of History, 5 East Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC United States
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The Moise Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, the Triangle Lebanese American Center and Dabketna.com are pleased to invite you to the 1st Annual National Dabke Festival. This event will feature dabke troupes from across the US and Canada for a day of dance, friendly competition and prizes! The competition will take place on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the NC Museum of History in Raleigh, North Carolina (USA), and it will include four age groups: Children Group  6-9 years Youth Group 10-14 years Young Adults Group 15-18 Years Aduts Group 18+…

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November 2016

Persian Art Center in Carolina: Iranian Poetry (Part 2)

November 6, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Club House, 400 Oak Tree Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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The program will begin with a social from 4-4:30, followed by a welcome and introduction by Amir Rezvani. The speaker for this event is Mr. Amin Azhdar. His presentation on Iranian poetry will be followed by discussion from 6-6:30pm. From 6:45-8:00, there will be live music and poetry readings from your favorite poets. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QUFGAGr7Dw The Persian Poetry Group in Chapel Hill honors, respects and promotes freedom of speech and expression. For more information, please call 919-259-0959 or visit Kodoom.com. Location: 400…

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Abrahamic Table Panel Discussion: Thanksgiving

November 20, 2016 | 3:00 pm
The Institute of Islamic and Turkish Studies – NC (IITS-NC), 1391 SE Maynard Rd.
Cary, NC 27511 United States
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Three monotheistic faiths in the world (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) accept Abraham as the father of all nations. The Institute of Islamic and Turkish Studies brings community leaders and clergy from the three Abrahamic faiths to engage in a dialogue about the commonalities of and common issues concerning the Abrahamic communities over delicious food. Each speaker gives a brief interpretation on the given topic from their own background followed by a collective discussion over the topic. Although this event represents…

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January 2017

Persian Art Center in Carolina: Contemporary Iranian Poetry (Part 3)

January 15, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Club House, 400 Oak Tree Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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***Due to inclement weather on Sunday, January 8th, this event has been postponed to Sunday, January 15th. The Persian Art Center in Carolina program will begin with a social from 4-4:30pm, followed by a welcome and introduction by Amir Rezvani. The speaker for this event is Mr. Amin Azhdar. His presentation will be followed by discussion from 5:45-6:15pm. From 6:30-7:30, there will be live music and poetry readings from your favorite poets. The Persian Poetry Group in Chapel Hill honors,…

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Max Amini Live in Raleigh

January 22, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC United States + Google Map

The Iranian Students Association at North Carolina State University proudly presents a live standup comedy show starring the one and only Max Amini for the first time in Raleigh. Please, Join us for a night full of fun and laughter. Max Amini, born in Tucson Arizona, from a Persian heritage was raised on the East Coast and graduated from UCLA’s school of Theater, Film and Television in 2004. As an actor, Max has over 50 film and television credits including…

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North Carolina Interfaith Immigrant/Syrian Work Group

January 25, 2017 | 7:00 pm
Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church, Raleigh, NC United States + Google Map

The North Carolina Interfaith Immigrant/Syrian Work Group, formed in 2016, seeks to raise awareness of the challenges faced by immigrants, especially those, such as Syrian refugees, who are fleeing violence and oppression. We seek to educate our communities and provide avenues for people to join us in advocacy and support to our brothers and sisters who are starting new lives in the USA. This panel discussion will center on issues concerning refugees and immigrants in our region featuring:  Scott C.…

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Film Screening: Hello My Friend

January 29, 2017 | 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Carolina Friends School, 4809 Friends School Road
Durham, NC United States
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Please join the Afghan Sister School Partnership at the premiere of Hello My Friend, a short film chronicling two schools, a world apart, committed to building bridges of peace and friendship through the shared belief that peace and education are the rights of children everywhere. Special guest speaker, Noorin Nazari, will lead a discussion surrounding the film. Nazari is a longtime friend of the ASSP and has over 10 years of experience in the education sector in South Asia, including…

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Hima: Protecting the Environment in the Middle East

January 30, 2017 | 12:00 pm
Withers Hall, North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC United States
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Dr. Gary Nabhan will give a talk about his work on protecting the environment in the Middle East. Dr. Gary Paul Nabhan is an award-winning natural history writer, poet and journalist of Lebanese-American descent. In addition to his 28 books, his writing has appeared in the New York Times, LA Times, World Monitor, Aramco World, Nature, Audubon, Orion, Mizna, Georgia Review, Gastronomica, Best Food Writing and Best Science/Nature Writing. As an agroecologist and desert plant explorer, he has done field…

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February 2017

Panel Discussion: Challenging Anti-Muslim Sentiments

February 2, 2017 | 7:00 pm
Talley Ballroom, NC State University, Talley Ballroom, NC State University
Raleigh, NC United States
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The Leaders for Change program presents a panel discussion about the history and current religious climate of Islam. Panelists will provide an overview of the religion, discuss challenges that have arisen, and provide impactful solutions for change. The panelists presenting include: Fonda Muhammad, educator with over 20 years of experience; Shadi Sadi, activist and community outreach coordinator in the Triangle Area; Imam Abdullah Antepli, Islamic leader, Head of Muslim Affairs at Duke Divinity School; and Dr. Anne Bigelow, Associate Professor…

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The Persian Art Center in Carolina Presents: A Talk on Poetry and Literature

February 5, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 7:45 pm
The Club House, 400 Oak Tree Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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Please join the Persian Art Center in Carolina for a night of poetry and literature. The program will begin with a social from 4-4:30pm, followed by a welcome and introduction by Amir Rezvani. Audience participation and an open forum will follow from 4:45-6:30. Starting at 6:45, there will be live Persian music and poetry reading from your favorite poets.   The Persian Poetry Group in Chapel Hill honors, respects and promotes freedom of speech and expression. For more information, please…

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March 2017

Concert: The Nile Project

March 15, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Talley Student Union, NC State University, 2610 Cates Ave.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27606
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Join NC State University for the Nile Project Concert | Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 7:30pm, Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union The first Nile Project U.S. tour in 2015 earned raves from coast to coast. The New York Times called them “a committed, euphoric international coalition,” and Afropop Worldwide said the Nile Project was “nothing short of revolutionary.” In 2017, the Nile Project launched their second U.S. tour with an extended residency at NC State from March 15 to 21.…

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Seminar: Revisiting the Development-Security Nexus: Civilian and Military Perspectives

March 30, 2017 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Dreyfus Auditorium, Research Triangle Park 27709 + Google Map

In the international community, addressing the global challenges of poverty, instability, violence, terrorism, disease pandemics, and state fragility is an enduring premise that calls for a combination of socioeconomic development and security interventions. Policy responses that join development and security involve the expertise and resources of national government agencies, international organizations, military and police forces, non-governmental organizations and civil society, plus academics and the research community. The policy analytic and operational frames applied to the development–security nexus influence what solutions…

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April 2017

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival | Asiyeh

April 6, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carolina Theater, Carolina Theater, 309 West Morgan Street
Durham, NC United States
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The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an annual international event dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of nonfiction cinema. Each spring, Full Frame welcomes filmmakers and film lovers from around the world to historic downtown Durham, North Carolina, for a four-day, morning-to-midnight array of nearly 100 films, as well as discussions, panels, and Southern hospitality. Set within a few city blocks, the intimate festival landscape fosters community and conversation among filmmakers, film professionals, and the public. Asiyeh An intelligent, no-nonsense bonesetter in northern Iran…

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Full Frame Documentary Film Festival | Waiting for Hassana

April 6, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Carolina Theater, Carolina Theater, 309 West Morgan Street
Durham, NC United States
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The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an annual international event dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of nonfiction cinema. Each spring, Full Frame welcomes filmmakers and film lovers from around the world to historic downtown Durham, North Carolina, for a four-day, morning-to-midnight array of nearly 100 films, as well as discussions, panels, and Southern hospitality. Set within a few city blocks, the intimate festival landscape fosters community and conversation among filmmakers, film professionals, and the public. Waiting for Hassana Jessica, an escapee, recollects a…

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Full Frame Documentary Film Festival | Zaatari Djinn

April 7, 2017 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Carolina Theater, Carolina Theater, 309 West Morgan Street
Durham, NC United States
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The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an annual international event dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of nonfiction cinema. Each spring, Full Frame welcomes filmmakers and film lovers from around the world to historic downtown Durham, North Carolina, for a four-day, morning-to-midnight array of nearly 100 films, as well as discussions, panels, and Southern hospitality. Set within a few city blocks, the intimate festival landscape fosters community and conversation among filmmakers, film professionals, and the public. Zaatari Djinn This incandescent portrait documents four children…

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Full Frame Documentary Film Festival: Last Men in Aleppo

April 7, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Carolina Theater, Carolina Theater, 309 West Morgan Street
Durham, NC United States
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The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an annual international event dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of nonfiction cinema. Each spring, Full Frame welcomes filmmakers and film lovers from around the world to historic downtown Durham, North Carolina, for a four-day, morning-to-midnight array of nearly 100 films, as well as discussions, panels, and Southern hospitality. Set within a few city blocks, the intimate festival landscape fosters community and conversation among filmmakers, film professionals, and the public. Last Men in Aleppo Urgent and harrowing, this…

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Full Frame Documentary Film Festival | The Botanist (ботаник)

April 8, 2017 | 4:10 pm - 4:30 pm
Durham Convention Center, 301 West Morgan Street
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an annual international event dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of nonfiction cinema. Each spring, Full Frame welcomes filmmakers and film lovers from around the world to historic downtown Durham, North Carolina, for a four-day, morning-to-midnight array of nearly 100 films, as well as discussions, panels, and Southern hospitality. Set within a few city blocks, the intimate festival landscape fosters community and conversation among filmmakers, film professionals, and the public. The Botanist (ботаник) This breathtaking short follows Raimberdi…

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Full Frame Documentary Film Festival | I’M OKAY

April 8, 2017 | 4:20 pm - 6:00 pm
Durham Convention Center, 301 West Morgan Street
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an annual international event dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of nonfiction cinema. Each spring, Full Frame welcomes filmmakers and film lovers from around the world to historic downtown Durham, North Carolina, for a four-day, morning-to-midnight array of nearly 100 films, as well as discussions, panels, and Southern hospitality. Set within a few city blocks, the intimate festival landscape fosters community and conversation among filmmakers, film professionals, and the public. I’M OKAY Adult themes unfold through the perspective…

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Full Frame Documentary Film Festival | Black Out

April 8, 2017 | 4:40 pm - 5:30 pm
Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris Street
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an annual international event dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of nonfiction cinema. Each spring, Full Frame welcomes filmmakers and film lovers from around the world to historic downtown Durham, North Carolina, for a four-day, morning-to-midnight array of nearly 100 films, as well as discussions, panels, and Southern hospitality. Set within a few city blocks, the intimate festival landscape fosters community and conversation among filmmakers, film professionals, and the public. Black Out School children in Guinea are willing…

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Full Frame Documentary Film Festival | City of Ghosts

April 8, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Carolina Theater, Carolina Theater, 309 West Morgan Street
Durham, NC United States
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The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an annual international event dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of nonfiction cinema. Each spring, Full Frame welcomes filmmakers and film lovers from around the world to historic downtown Durham, North Carolina, for a four-day, morning-to-midnight array of nearly 100 films, as well as discussions, panels, and Southern hospitality. Set within a few city blocks, the intimate festival landscape fosters community and conversation among filmmakers, film professionals, and the public. City of Ghosts Captivating in its immediacy, City…

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Full Frame Documentary Film Festival | The Challenge

April 8, 2017 | 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Carolina Theater, Carolina Theater, 309 West Morgan Street
Durham, NC United States
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The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an annual international event dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of nonfiction cinema. Each spring, Full Frame welcomes filmmakers and film lovers from around the world to historic downtown Durham, North Carolina, for a four-day, morning-to-midnight array of nearly 100 films, as well as discussions, panels, and Southern hospitality. Set within a few city blocks, the intimate festival landscape fosters community and conversation among filmmakers, film professionals, and the public. The Challenge Miles of barren desert provide the…

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Soup for Syria: A lunchtime presentation with Janet Cowell

April 18, 2017 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Glenwood, 3300 Woman’s Club Drive
Raleigh, NC 27612 United States
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You are invited to a captivating lunchtime presentation from former State Treasurer Janet Cowell. She has just returned from Jordan where she learned first-hand about the Syrian refugee crisis, its effect on children and the humanitarian efforts to help them. We will have soups honoring traditions from around the world, salads and breads for lunch, and all proceeds will go toward QuestScope.org to support its work helping Syrian children in Jordan. Please bring your CHECK for $25 (or more!) made…

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Conference: Middle East and North African Migration Studies in a Time of Crisis

April 21, 2017 | 8:00 am - April 22, 2017 | 5:00 pm

The Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies will host an international scholarly conference on Middle East and North African migration on April 21 & 22, 2017. The conference will be held at North Carolina State University (Raleigh, North Carolina, USA) in  Withers Hall, Room 331. This conference will consider the problematics of studying human movement to, from, and within the Middle East and North Africa in a time of mass displacement and multiple refugee “crises.” The region has long been defined by…

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Workshop: The Trauma of Islamophobia and the Ethics of Social Justice in Practice and Policy with Anderson Al Wazni

April 28, 2017 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Freedom House Recovery Center, 102 New Stateside Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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The Pro Bono Counseling Network Education Series Presents: The Trauma of Islamophobia and the Ethics of Social Justice in Practice and Policy The purpose of this workshop is to present the rise of Islamophobia within the United States as it relates to issues of social justice, advocacy, and clinical work with Muslim clients. The basic beliefs and demographics of the Muslim faith will be presented before examining the history of both U.S. policy and social activism in relationship to perpetuating myths…

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