Cultural Event

07 Sep 2019


Freedom to Create Concert & Conversation: Mahsa Vahdat & Sholeh Wolpé

Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212
Sponsored By: 
City of Asylum

Free but must register:

City of Aslyums's annual forum on freedom of expression features two distinguished artists: Iranian singer and human rights advocate Mahsa Vahdat and Iranian-American poet and playwright Sholeh Wolpé.

17 Aug 2019


Eid Al Adha BBQ and Bazaar

Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 3:00pm to 8:00pm
4100 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sponsored By: 
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh

Community Eid Al Adha Celebration. Food, Bazaar, Games!


27 Apr 2019


Palestinian Cultural Festival

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Schenley Park Tent, 4100 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Pitt Students for Palestine

Pittsburgh's Second Annual Potluck for Palestine. The community will gather for food, music, dancing, guest speakers, performers, children's activities and more. All are asked to bring a dish to share. Rain or shine.


30 Mar 2019


Memories of Palestine Exhibit Closing Reception

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
302 1/2 N Craig St. Pittsburgh,15213
Sponsored By: 
Muslim Women Association of Pittsburgh

Memories of Palestine Exhibition Closing Reception
Featuring a reception that will show case photos, food, and clothing from Palestine

Closing Reception: Palestinian Food and Clothing. March 30th, 12-4pm
Youth Presentors


07 Jun 2018


Humanity Day 2018 at the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
4100 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA
Sponsored By: 
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh

The public is invited to ICP's annual outreach event Humanity during the sacred month of Ramadan, when ICP invites it’s friends and neighbors of all faiths to celebrate and honor members of the Pittsburgh who embody the change we want to see through their compassion and inspirational vision benefiting our city of Pittsburgh. The program will begin at 7:00 PM with dinner to follow at 9:00 PM

The guest speaker for the event is Professor Younus Mirza, Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies at Allegheny College.

2018 Honoree are:


18 May 2018


Ramadan Iftar Dinner

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Cathedral of Learning Lawn, 4100 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260
Sponsored By: 
Peace Islands Institute, Turkish Cultural Center and the University of Pittsburgh Muslim Student Association

You are invited to join Muslims in breaking their fast under the stars on the University of Pittsburgh lawn. Dinner served for all at no cost starting at 8 PM. Sponsored by Peace Islands Institute, Turkish Cultural Center and the University of Pittsburgh Muslim Student Association. Dinners will served on May 18 - 20, 2018


12 May 2018


Palestine Food, Art and Film at Schenley Plaza

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 4:00pm to 10:00pm
4100 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260
Sponsored By: 
Jewish Voice for Peace, Pittsburgh Palestine Solidarity Committee, SABEEL

Pittsburgh's Potluck for Palestine in the Steel City, comes together to share food, art, history and stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters occupied and oppressed here and around the world. From Pittsburgh to Gaza, Baltimore to the West Bank, the group seeks to build community and amplify the suppressed voices of those suffering from police brutality, discriminatory legislation, and institutionalized execution.

Rain or shine at 4 PM on the corner of Forbes and Bigelow under the tent at Schenley Plaza.

18 Mar 2018


Fastathon 2018: Fast for Social Justice

Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 7:00pm
O'Hara Dining Room, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Muslim Student Association

Join the University of Pittsburgh Muslim Student Association for its annual Fastathon. Fastathon is an event where we encourage people to fast for one day for a cause. Join us later in the evening for dinner and hear our guest speaker Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, who will talk about justice for minorities in America.

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf is a former NBA player who is famous for refusing to stand up during the national anthem. Twenty years later, he now works as a social justice advocate, giving lectures on oppression and standing up for what you believe in.

25 Oct 2017


Root of Peace: A Jewish Settler & Palestinian Activist in Dialogue

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 7:00pm
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary 616 N Highland Avenue
Sponsored By: 
Roots, The Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Two Roots activists – Antwan Saca, a Palestinian Christian and Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger, an Israeli settler – tell their personal stories and seek peace and justice for Palestinians and Israelis. Roots is a grassroots Palestinian and Israeli initiative for understanding, nonviolence and transformation. They work in both the Holy Land and the United States for education, dialogue, and action in service of peace with dignity for all.

To learn more about Roots, visit

Eric Probola at or 412.992.5247

03 Nov 2017


Bassem "The Jon Steward of Egypt" Youssef

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 4:30pm to Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 5:00pm
Nittany Lion Inn Boardroom & the Lewis Katz Auditorium, University Park
Sponsored By: 
UPAC, The Department of African American Studies, Africana Research Center, African Studies Program, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of English, Department of History, Department of Sociology, Egyptian Student Association & more!

Join the Global Studies Center at The Pennsylvania State University for a weekend of free events with Bassem Youssef. On Friday we will enjoy the comedy stylings of Youssef in his "The Joke is Mightier Than The Sword" and on Saturday we will watch an exclusive film Screening of "Tickling Giants" followed by discussion with Youssef and the film's director Sara Taksler. A reception will follow. Please not that this event is free to the public and first come first serve. Get ready for some laughs!


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