Sunbula - May 6 Reading in SF

I'll be reading this Saturday and a poem of mine will (hopefully) be displayed as part of this incredible art exhibition.

Details below:


Blue Studio Gallery
2111 Mission St. (@17th St.)

Friday May 5- Sunday May 7

Opening Event:
Saturday, May 6, 7:30 pm
Night of Art, Live Poetry, & Music
$10-25 sliding scale (no one turned away for lack of funds)

Gallery Hours:
Friday 11-6; Saturday 11-4; Sunday 11-6
Admission: Free, donations welcome

Featured artists:
May Hariri Aboutaam, Andrea Ali, Doris Bittar, Sandra Estafan, Simone Fattal, Kinda Hibrawi, Dima Hilal, Happy Hyder, Hiba Kalache, Kendall Karam, Aisha Mershani, Maysoon Salah, Nada Shalaby

Prologue and Epilogue: Arab Feminism Past and Present is an art exhibition on the theme of Arab feminism and its impact on Arab women artists. Curated by Sunbula: Arab Feminists for Change, this exhibition highlights Arab/Arab American women artists in California. Arab and Arab American women make a sizable community in the US. Yet, Arab feminism is rarely visible in American culture and excluded from public discussion, dialogue and decision-making. This exhibition will promote knowledge by and about Arab and Arab American feminists that is not disguised by archaic Orientalists and patronizing discourses. Prologue and Epilogue is a multi-disciplinary visual presentation that consists of sculpture, painting, installation, live poetry reading, and photography engaging Arab/Arab American women artists in an intergenerational, creative dialogue about issues addressing Arab feminisms.

Sponsored by: ADC-SF, Arab Cultural and Community Center, Arab Film Festival, Center for Middle Eastern Studies-UCB, Free Palestine Alliance, Global Institute for Technology Advancement, Golden Thread Productions, Incite: Women of Color Against Violence, KPFA, La Pena Cultural Center, LEF Foundation, National Council of Arab Americans, Network of Arab American Professionals, Palestinian American Women's Association, RAWAN, SUSTAIN, Zawaya. Endorsed by: Voices of the Middle East and North Africa, KPFA.

For more info contact: sunbulawomen@yahoo.com or visit www.sunbulawomen.org