CAIR + HSP - "Young American Muslims: Faith, Country, and Community"
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

CAIR + HSP - "Young American Muslims: Faith, Country, and Community"

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“From concert halls to school corridors, from fire departments to fashion scene, from research labs to art studios and the TV screen, young American Muslims are confidently expressing their identities. They are also finding creative ways to counter anti-Muslim racism and conversing about critical issues that face their faith-communities and their country, all at once. In this conversation, held in collaboration with CAIR-Philadelphia, a number of young American Muslims from diverse backgrounds will think together and explore a meaningful path forward.“

For more information:

https://hsp.org/balch-institute/calendar/young-american-muslims-faith-country-and-community

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CAMP - "Mecca in the City" Eid Gala 2018
Sep
8
7:00 PM19:00

CAMP - "Mecca in the City" Eid Gala 2018

"CAMP Philadelphia is pleased to announce our 5th annual Eid Gala 2018 in celebration of 

Muslims in the Arts  as part of our Eid Ul Adha festivities. 

Please join us  for this special night filled with beautiful poetry, inspirational speakers, 

and quality networking  with Muslim professionals in the greater Philadelphia area.

Featured Guest Presenters: 

Sham-e-Ali Nayeem  

Poet & Visual Artist

Husnaa Hashim - Youth Poet Laureate of  Philadelphia 

Sadaf Jaffer - Scholar, Activist, Elected Official of Montgomery Township, NJ

Attire:    Formal (western or ethnic)

Cuisine: Italian (halal)

Tickets:  Early Bird:  $35 until 9/2 Gen Adm:  $40"

For more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/camp-philly-eid-gala-2018-tickets-48545001406

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Book launch: "Honey Sequence" by Husnaa Hashim
Jul
30
7:00 PM19:00

Book launch: "Honey Sequence" by Husnaa Hashim

"Please come and join us for a launch with a view when Youth Poet Laureate of Philadelphia Husnaa Hashim reads from her collection, Honey Sequence, published in collaboration with the Free Library of Philadelphia. Husnaa will be reading on the Skyline Room Terrace alongside a few fellow poets and friends, and honey-forward refreshments will be provided. Be sure not to miss this celebration of Husnaa's bold and wholly original voice."

For more information:

https://libwww.freelibrary.org/calendar/event/79099

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Social Justice Symposium for Teens
Jul
14
10:30 AM10:30

Social Justice Symposium for Teens

"Calling all teens who are interested in social justice! Whether you’re already an activist or just getting started on your journey to wokeness, the Social Justice Symposium is for you! You will participate in workshops with topics ranging from youth homelessness to activism through art. Featuring Keynote Speaker Husnaa Hashim, the 2017-2018 Philadelphia Youth Poet Laureate.

Registration is required; to sign up, please email hoopese@freelibrary.org, call 215-685-6621, or stop by the Reference Desk. Lunch and bus fare will be  provided to participants who register by July 6."

For more information:

https://libwww.freelibrary.org/calendar/event/76944

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NAZAR Opening Reception
Jun
22
6:00 PM18:00

NAZAR Opening Reception

"A collective exhibit featuring diaspora artists from Afghanistan, India and Pakistan, NAZAR is a love letter to oneself. A study on identity, power, pleasure, and protection - and the vulnerabilities inherent with each. The artists contribute pieces that decolonize perceptions of beauty, femininity, wisdom, and strength. Each artist peels away layers of neocolonial impositions  rooted in proximity to whiteness, and centralizes an authentic self in resistance to trans-generational trauma, patriarchal paranoia, and intertwined imperialism.  From nudes to niqabs, NAZAR showcases the present and future of radical brown imaginations."

For more information:

http://www.twelvegatesarts.org

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Juneteenth Freedom Seminar Black Liberation Past and Present
Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

Juneteenth Freedom Seminar Black Liberation Past and Present

"Celebrate with the Library Company as we commemorate Juneteenth and the successful completion of our Light and Liberty Campaign to endow the Program in African American History. This year, Juneteenth will feature a presentation by Dr. Michael Dickinson, Assistant Professor of African American History at Virginia Commonwealth University and performances by singer and songwriter, Keisha Hutchins, and Philadelphia Youth Poet Laureate, Husnaa Hashim. A panel discussion will follow."

For more information:

http://librarycompany.org/event/juneteenth-freedom-seminar/?instance_id=103

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We (Too) Are Philly Poetry Festival: The Commons
Jun
11
6:00 PM18:00

We (Too) Are Philly Poetry Festival: The Commons

"A summer poetry festival in six parts, inspired by Langston Hughes's poem "I, Too" and featuring poets of color committed to shared creative spaces. Organized by the 2018-2019 Philadelphia Poet Laureate Raquel Salas Rivera and poets Ashley Davis, Kirwyn Sutherland, and Raena Shirali. Each reading will include poets from other cities but feature a poet from Philadelphia. Additionally, at least one poet in each reading will work in more than one language."

For more information:

https://libwww.freelibrary.org/calendar/event/78051

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Stellar Mass I: Firmament
May
9
6:30 PM18:30

Stellar Mass I: Firmament

  • Parkway Central Free Library - Skyline Terrace (map)
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"Stellar Mass I: Firmament — FEATURING: Husnaa Hashim, Sirius Juju, Moor Mother, The Stellar Mass Choir directed by V. Shayne Frederick, and short films by Terence Nance, Frances Bodomo, Johan Grimonprez, and Saya Woolfalk.

Stellar Masses is a public festival organized as a series of site-specific gatherings that explore the sacred roots and interstellar potential of spoken word practices. Upholding the spoken word as at once ancient and futuristic, capable of testifying, time traveling, and spellbinding, Stellar Masses will feature writers, musicians, and filmmakers guiding attendees through a mind-expanding continuum of ritual and performance.

The series is presented with support from the Daniel W. Dietrich II Foundation, and Stellar Mass I in partnership with The Free Library of Philadelphia."

For more information:

 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stellar-mass-i-firmament-tickets-45205593146

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May
5
3:30 PM15:30

Mental Wellness Poetry Workshop and Performance by Philadelphia's Youth Poet Laureate, Husnaa Hashim

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"Youth Spoken Word at Queen Memorial Library (a Hatching Innovation funded program) is excited to invite Philadelphia’s Youth Poet Laureate, Husnaa Hashim, to lead a guest poetry workshop and performance about poetry’s role in mental and emotional well-being! Join us for an hour long poetry writing workshop and performance."

For more information:

https://libwww.freelibrary.org/calendar/event/75155

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Apr
29
2:00 PM14:00

15th Annual Philadelphia Interfaith Walk for Peace and Reconciliation

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"The fifteenth annual Philadelphia Interfaith Walk for Peace and Reconciliation is scheduled for Sunday  afternoon, April 29, 2018 in Center City.  The theme for this year’s walk is  "Recognizing the One in All of Us.” More details to follow!"

For more information: 

http://www.interfaithpeacewalk.org/2018-peace-walk

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Apr
15
2:00 PM14:00

Global Hip Hop and the New Muslim Culture

  • Temple University - Howard Gittis Student Center (200AB) (map)
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"Join us for "Global Hip Hop and the New Muslim Culture," with honored guests, interactive performances with local rappers, spoken word artists, poets, DJ samples, and rhythmic beats set against large screen images and film clips. This interactive event will feature a lively on-stage talk with Dr. Sohail Daulatzai, University of California-Irvine professor and curator of Return to Mecca: The Art of Islam and Hip Hop featuring Most Def, as well as DJ Reezy, Jakk Frost, Misundastood, Victor Jackson, Ndeen Al-Barqawi, Sharoz, and Husnaa Hashim."

For more information/to register (for free): 

https://events.temple.edu/global-hip-hop-and-the-new-muslim-culture

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Apr
12
5:30 PM17:30

The 2018 Dare to Understand Awards - Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia

  • Temple University - The Great Court at Mitten Hall (map)
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"The annual Dare to Understand Award honors community leaders of distinction. Recipients, through their actions, reflect the Center’s commitment to diversity and challenge barriers to understanding. With this award, we celebrate those who “dare to understand” in bold ways and applaud the courage it takes to cross lines of difference and work together for the common good.

This year, the Interfaith Center will recognize PECO, Jane Golden, and Husnaa Hashim for their dedication to spreading interfaith understanding throughout the Philadelphia region."

For more information/tickets:  

https://www.interfaithcenterpa.org/award

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Mar
14
7:30 PM19:30

One Book, One Philadelphia Finale with Jacqueline Woodson

"The One Book season culminates in a celebration with author Jacqueline Woodson of the poetry and music found in Another Brooklyn. Experience original works--inspired by the novel--from Curtis Institute composer Chelsea Komschlies, performed by Curtis Institute musicians, and from Philadelphia Youth Poet Laureate Husnaa Hashim."

For more information: 

https://libwww.freelibrary.org/calendar/event/72578

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Feb
23
7:00 PM19:00

Penn Sapelo #BlackInMSA Banquet Dinner

  • University of Pennsylvania - Arch Room 208 (map)
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"Join us for the first annual #BlackInMSA Banquet, kicking off Penn Sapelo's Black Muslim History Week at the University of Pennsylvania!

Come dressed to impress, and ready to discuss what it means to be a Black Muslim on college campuses, within muslim communities, and particualrly, within the MSA. There will be a student panel, group discussions, and Spoken word performances as well! Students from any and all universities are invited and welcome! And of course, dinner will be served.

Tickets are free, but please do register so that we can have a good headcount, and we will check tickets at the door."

For more information: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/penn-sapelo-blackinmsa-banquet-dinner-tickets-42746322401

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Feb
20
4:00 PM16:00

Ready to Change the World: Mural Arts Teen Workshop

McPherson Square Library

601 East Indiana Avenue (Indiana Ave. & "F" St.)
Philadelphia, PA 19134-3042

"If Jacqueline Woodson already has you inspired, come hang out with Mural Arts for activities centered around finding your voice through art-making. This event is organized by the Porch Light program, a collaboration between Mural Arts Philadelphia and the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services."

For more information:

https://libwww.freelibrary.org/calendar/event/71969

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Jan
18
6:30 PM18:30

Yolanda Wisher's Rent Party at the Rosenbach

The Rosenbach

2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States

"Inspired by Jacqueline Woodson’s novel Another Brooklyn (the 2018 One Book, One Philadelphia selection), January’s rent party theme is Black Girl Magic and will include sets by Philadelphia Youth Poet Laureate Husnaa Hashim and visiting performance artist Gabrielle Civil. This evening’s readings and music will connect and celebrate black girl magic in art across centuries, from the poetry of Phillis Wheatley, whose life and work illustrates both the power and the pitfalls of her place role in society, to Jacqueline Woodson’s lyrical portrait of four friends coming of age in a transitional urban landscape, to the creative visions of local artists today."

For more information and to purchase tickets:

https://rosenbach.org/events/yolanda-wishers-rent-party-at-the-rosenbach-2/

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Jan
9
6:30 PM18:30

Monday Poets

Parkway Central Library

1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103

"This event has been rescheduled from Monday and is taking place Tuesday, January 9!

Room 108, 1st Floor, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

An evening of poetry with the 2018-2019 Philadelphia Poet Laureate and current Youth Poet Laureate Husnaa Hashim.

The new Philadelphia Poet Laureate will be announced at this Monday Poets program, and this poetry reading will be the first official event of the two-year tenure!"

For more information: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/calendar/event/69812

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Dec
10
2:30 PM14:30

Poets for Puerto Rico (Philadelphia) - Institute of Contemporary Art

Doors: 2:30PM. Program 3-5PM. Reception to follow.
ICA (118 S. 36th St, Philadelphia, PA) / Tuttleman Auditorium
Hosted by: Denice Frohman & Yolanda Wisher

*Cash/credit card accepted at door + raffle.

"Poets & community gather to raise funds & raise consciousness about the devastation in Puerto Rico--both the natural disaster & the political one. 

Poets: Raquel Salas Rivera, Yesenia Montilla, Cynthia Dewi Oka, Nikki Lopez, Frank Sherlock, Noel Quiñones, Malcolm Friend, Kirwyn Sutherland, Cindy Arrieu-King, Soledad Alfaro, Iréne Mathieu, Venessa Marco, Sham E-Ali Nayeem, Gabriel Ramirez, Selina Carrera, Husnaa Hashim, Kai Davis, Ursula Rucker, Julia Lopez, Hiram Rivera (organizer).

Partners: Free Library of Philadelphia, GALAEI, Penn Creative Writing Program, Afrotaino Productions, Writers Resist Philadelphia, Philadelphia Contemporary, Thread Makes Blanket Press, Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing, Painted Bride Quarterly, Scoundrel Time, Historic Germantown, New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia, Asian Arts Initiative, Apiary Magazine, Taller Puertorriqueño, Weaver Way Co-op, Institute of Contemporary Art (venue partner).

Proceeds: benefit Puerto Rican farmers to rebuild the land (El Departamento de la Comida). Urban Creators will send a brigade from Philly to deliver supplies & work on first five farms."

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Dec
5
6:30 PM18:30

Philly Loves Poet Laureates - Moonstone @ PhillyCAM

Live studio interview and readings from Sonia Sanchez (first Poet Laureate of Philadelphia), Yolanda Wisher (current Poet Laureate of Philadelphia), Husnaa Hashim (current Youth Poet Laureate of Philadelphia), and David Jones (former Youth Poet Laureate of Philadelphia) broadcasted to Comcast Cable 66/966HD/967 or Verizon FIOS 29/30 in Philadelphia. 

For more information: http://www.moonstoneartscenter.org

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