[Ppnews] Made in Palestine Art & Political Prisoners

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Fri Apr 8 13:10:32 EDT 2005



The April 12th  From Palestine to Guantanamo event is taking place at the 
SomArts gallery where the incredible MADE IN PALESTINE art exhibit is being 
held.  If you are planning to come to the Political Prisoner event next 
Tuesday the 12th, be sure to get there at 6:30 pm when the doors open to 
have time to look at the exhibit before the program with Palestinian 
ex-political prisoners begins.

Below is the schedule for the two-week exhibit.


MADE IN PALESTINE
The first comprehensive exhibition of contemporary Palestinian art in  the U.S.

April 7-21ST
SomArts 934 Brannan

Made in Palestine on view at SomArts, San Francisco, April 7 through  April 
21, 2005. The exhibition showcases a collection of contemporary  art made 
by 23 Palestinian artists and refugees, who live in the  occupied 
territories and the Diaspora. The works on display cover a  wide range of 
media and present individual reflections on the  Palestinian contemporary 
experience and the political situation in  Palestine. The Station Museum, 
Houston, where the show originated,  described Made In Palestine as “the 
first exhibit of contemporary  Palestinian art ever displayed in the United 
States.” For more  information, go to www.stationmuseum.com or
www.stationmuseum.com/Made_In_Palestine/Made_In_Palestine.htm.

Gallery Hours
During the two weeks that Made in Palestine is on display at SomArts,  the 
gallery hours will be:
Tuesday and Wednesday: 12-4pm
Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 12-7pm
Sunday: 12-6pm

SUNDAY, APRIL 10
ARAB YOUTH ARTISTIC SOCIAL  / POLITICAL GATHERING:
This event will connect the Arab youth to his brothers and sisters  within 
the diaspora. There will be a variety of Arab performers,  including a DJ, 
spoken word artists, debka, and more.
Ages 13­19 years of age. The first of monthly events that can align  the 
Arab youth
voice back to their community and to
society at large.
Time: 2­5:30PM
Location: Somarts, The Gallery
Cost: Free
Sponsored by: Arab Community Cultural Center, ADC, Arab American
Recruitment/ Retention Center
Contact info: isakhaleel at yahoo.com

TUESDAY, APRIL 12
FROM PALESTINE TO GUANTANAMO AND PELICAN BAY:
Presentations by Palestinian ex-political prisoners, a 
film—“Stolen  Youth”, & poetry connecting the struggles of Palestinian 
political  prisoners to struggles against the prison industrial complex in 
North  America, & the plight of immigrants post-911.
Time: 6:30­9PM
Location: Somarts, The Gallery
Cost: $5-10, no one turned away for lack of funds
Sponsored by: Justice in Palestine Coalition,
Jericho, CA Coalition for Women Prisoners, Critical Resistance, Jews  for a 
Free Palestine
Contact Info: sumoudtourbayarea at yahoo.com; 415-346-7685

THURSDAY, APRIL 14
THE RIGHT TO RESIST OCCUPATIONS, FROM IRAQ TO PALESTINE:
The occupations of Iraq and Palestine offer nothing but repression  and 
deadly chaos. As the US government bilaterally equates such  resistance 
with terrorism, join us to discuss the role of the  anti-war movement in 
supporting the right to resist.
Time: 7­9PM

FRIDAY, APRIL 15
A TAX DAY SOIREE: After you pay or don’t pay your taxes, join us at SomArts 
Cultural Center for comedy with Maysoon Zayid, music, food & drink. Watch 
for live video cast of the use of tax dollars in Palestine projected at SF 
tax drop-off locations.
Time: 8­10PM, doors open at 7:30PM
Location: SomArts Cultural Center, The Gallery
Cost: $5­$20 no one turned away for lack of funds.
Sponsored by: Break the Silence Mural Project (USA), Anarchists Against the 
Wall (Israel), ADC, SUSTAIN, Anti-Advertising Agency, & Palestinian media 
organizations
Contact info: susangreene at mindspring.com

SATURDAY, APRIL 16
PIANO CONCERT BY RAMI KHALIFE:
Join us for a unique opportunity to enjoy the astounding work of 23-year 
old, Lebanese pianist for a solo piano performance from his new CD release 
"Scene from Hellek", an avant garde Jazz compositions with influences from 
the classical, world and Arabic music genres.
Time: Reception, 6PM; Performance, 7:30PM
Location: SomArts Cultural Center, The Theater
Cost: $20 concert only, $35 for reception and concert (credit cards accepted)
Sponsored by: Arab Community Cultural Center
Contact info: luluazzghayer at yahoo.com; 415-664-2200, ext. 19

SUNDAY, APRIL 17
QUEER AFTERNOON FOR PALESTINE
Time: 3­5PM
Location: SomArts Cultural Center, The Gallery
Cost: Free
Sponsored by: Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism
Contact info: dewey at netscape.com

TUESDAY, APRIL 19
LABOR NIGHT AT MADE IN PALESTINE:
An evening of film, live Arab music & poetry, & Middle Eastern food 
building solidarity between the Labor community & struggles for freedom & 
justice in Palestine; moderated by Monadel Herzallah, of the Arab American 
Union Members Council. Free childcare, please RSVP.
Time: 6:30­9PM
Location: SomArts Cultural Center, The Gallery
Cost: $3­$10 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds
Sponsored by: Justice in Palestine
Labor sub-committee
Contact info: jiplaborcommittee at yahoo.com

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20
PRODUCER SCREENING & DISCUSSION OF "UNTIL WHEN":
a film by Jess Ghannam that looks at the lives of Palestinian refugees in 
their own lands.
Time: 6­9PM
Location: SomArts Cultural Center, The Theater
Cost: Donation requested
Sponsored by: American Arab
Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)
Contact info: ghannam at itsa.ucsf.edu

THURSDAY, APRIL 21
CLOSING EVENT:
Join us to send the exhibit off with a closing night extravaganza of food, 
music, spoken word, performances and speakers.
Time: 6:30­10PM
Location: SomArts Cultural Center, The Gallery and Theater
Cost: $15-20
Sponsored by: American Arab
Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)
Contact info: adcsf at hotmail.com; 415-861-7444





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