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26 Sep 2018

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Silk Screen Festival: Daha

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 8:30pm to 11:30pm
Harris Theater 809 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222

2017 | Turkey | 115 Minutes | Drama

In Onur Saylak's debut feature, fourteen-year-old Gaza helps his domineering father smuggle refugees from war-torn countries to Europe, giving them temporary lodgings and scant food until they attempt the crossing. Gaza dreams of escaping this life, but can't help being drawn into a dark world of immorality, exploitation, and human suffering. Gritty and disturbing, Daha asks the question: can you avoid becoming a monster when you've been raised by one?

General Admission: $10.00

29 Sep 2018

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Silk Screen Festival: Ava

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15260

2017 | Canada and Iran | 103 Minutes | Drama/Thriller

Sadaf Foroughi's semi-autobiographical film debut focuses on teenager Ava's coming of age in a strict, traditional society and an even more strict, traditional household. After committing an act of rebellion, Ava must navigate her relationship with her parents, peers and teachers as her rage grows against both the people in her life and social restrictions in Iran. Dark and riveting, Ava explores the youths’ need to be heard and understood.

General Admission: $10.00

First Screening:

26 Sep 2018

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Silk Screen Festival: Ava

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Harris Theater 809 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222

2017 | Canada and Iran | 103 Minutes | Drama/Thriller

Sadaf Foroughi's semi-autobiographical film debut focuses on teenager Ava's coming of age in a strict, traditional society and an even more strict, traditional household. After committing an act of rebellion, Ava must navigate her relationship with her parents, peers and teachers as her rage grows against both the people in her life and social restrictions in Iran. Dark and riveting, Ava explores the youths’ need to be heard and understood.

General Admission: $10.00

29 Sep 2018

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Silk Screen Festival: Abu

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 7:00pm to 10:30pm
Harris Theater, 809 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222

2017 | Canada/ Pakistan/Japan/Saudi Arabia/Thailand| 80 Minutes | Documentary

Abu is a journey to the center of a fragmented family while they grapple with religion, sexuality, colonialism and migration. Through a tapestry of narratives composed of family footage, observation and classic Bollywood films, gay-identifying Pakistani-Muslim filmmaker Arshad Khan takes viewers through the tense relationships between family and fate, conservatism and liberalism and modernity and familiarity.

General Admission: $10.00

First Screening:

23 Sep 2018

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Silk Screen Festival: Abu

Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 8:00pm to 11:30pm
Regent Square Theater, 1035 S Braddock Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15221

2017 | Canada/ Pakistan/Japan/Saudi Arabia/Thailand| 80 Minutes | Documentary

Abu is a journey to the center of a fragmented family while they grapple with religion, sexuality, colonialism and migration. Through a tapestry of narratives composed of family footage, observation and classic Bollywood films, gay-identifying Pakistani-Muslim filmmaker Arshad Khan takes viewers through the tense relationships between family and fate, conservatism and liberalism and modernity and familiarity.

General Admission: $10.00

15 Aug 2018

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Palestinian-American Sam Bahour to Present

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church 605 Morewood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
Sponsored By: 
Pittsburgh Palestine Solidarity Committee, Friends of Sabeel North America-Pittsburgh (FOSNA-Pittsburgh) and the UUJME (Unitarian Universalists for a Just Peace in the Middle East).

Palestinian-American Sam Bahour
from Youngstown, Ohio who lives and works from Ground Zero in Palestine will discuss the current conditions living under Israeli occupation.

Contact: 
Kate Daher, katedaher@gmail.com

21 Jun 2018

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Qatar Foundation sponsoring Free trip for K-12 Educators

Friday, June 22, 2018 (All day)
Sponsored By: 
Qatar Foundation

Qatar Foundation is hosting a fully-funded trip to Qatar and Oman from Dec. 23-January 3. ! The application is due June 22, 2018 (or when they get a good cohort of teachers, whichever comes first.) They will take 15 teachers, who are full-time K-12 teachers, teach at a public or public charter school in the U.S., and can demonstrate that you will use what you learn in the classroom.

Contact: 
Craig Cangemi, ccangemi@qfi.org

18 May 2018

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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

Contact: 
info@peaceislandsinstitutepittsburgh

12 May 2018

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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.

21 Apr 2018

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Living Our Faith: Defending Freedom

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 4:00pm to 10:00pm
Marriott Cleveland East, 26300 Harvard Road, Warrensville Heights, Ohio 44122
Sponsored By: 
CAIR Ohio

Join CAIR-Cleveland's 16th Annual Civil Rights Banquet and Benefit "Living Our Faith, Defending Freedom." Featured speakers include Imam Suhaib Webb, Snap Chat Imam & Founder of SWISS; Roulla Allouch, Esq., CAIR National Board Chair; Edward Mitchell, Esq., CAIR-Georgia Executive Director; Hassan Shibly, Esq., CAIR-Florida Chief Executive Director; Preacher Moss, All-Star Comedian & Educator.

Contact: 
events@cleveland.cair.com

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