I know its been a loooong week of studying, midterms, more studying, and bipolar weather but now the weekend is here and you know Boston is gonna be bringin’ it when it comes to fun weekend events to unwind, rewind, and remember Allah!
1. ISBCC Annual Spring Cleanup on April 17th from 1pm to 5pm. A great opportunity to give back to the community and gain reward form Allah (swa)! For directions check out:
2.Hijabi Monologues April 22nd at 5pm at Houghton Chapel. Entrance is free! Ladies you better be checkin this out!
Sponsored by Al-Muslimat with Beebe House Council, CWDI, Education Dept., Ethos, International Relations Council, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Religion Dept., Ministry to Black Women, Peace Coalition
3. Palestine@MIT is hosting a live viewing of TEDxRamallah on Saturday April 16th 3pm to 8pm in room 4-163.
TEDxRamallah aims to showcase inspiring stories of Palestine. It also aims
to educate and inspire by providing a space for people to share their ideas
in any field, whether science, education, literature, technology, design,
etc. to contribute to the positive perception of Palestine.
TEDxRamallah is a one day event that will take place in three venues in
three cities: Convention Palace in Bethlehem, Sunflower Theatre in Beirut,
and in a venue in Amman. The TEDxRamallah program will have a majority of
speakers speaking live from the Convention Palace, while those speakers who
cannot access Palestine will speak from the partner cities and will be
streamed into Bethlehem. It is also through the energy nurtured around
TEDxRamallah that we have been able to pool in massive involvement to
highlight inspiring and yet untold stories of Palestine, all gathered and
meticulously brought to life by the TEDxRamallah team and network. Those
stories are found on this site under Palestine Stories. All content is the
product of the TEDxRamallah team and network’s efforts, by that moving
TEDxRamallah from a platform to a platform and content generator…
4. Tahrir Square Festival- A Fundraiser for Egypt is happening Saturday April 16th form 10am to 3pm at MIT Campus- Stratton Student Center-The Lobdell Dining Hall.
The festival will showcase some of the Egyptian and Arab cultures, through
* Delicious food from Sepal
* Current and traditional music
* Take home calligraphy, and henna art work
* Egyptian and Arab merchandise
* Kids can enjoy face-painting, and art projects
*Participate in a silent auction to win a “buy one – get one” ticket voucher to Egypt from Adam Travel
uggested contribution: $20 (more if you can, less if you can’t)
All proceeds will benefit the Aid Egypt foundation, which provides emergency medical supplies, and humanitarian relief to the people of Egypt(http://www.aidegypt.co.uk/) , and the Nahdet El Mahrousa foundation, which seeks to have a positive impact on Egypt’s development through engaging Egyptian youth (http://www.nahdetmasr.org/).
This event is organized and sponsored by the Egyptian Association at MIT in cooperation with:
* Network of Arab American Professionals Boston Chapter (NAAP-Boston).
* Center for Arabic Culture (CAC).
* Middle East Studies Student Association at Northeastern University (MESSA).
5. Comic and Graphic Novel Workshop on Islam and the Muslim World on April 29th all afternoon. Students are invited to come by, learn how to make comics, make some comics, and connect with comic and graphic novel artists in Jordan and Lebanon. Here’s the link for the event: http://cmes.hmdc.harvard.edu/node/2475
There’s also a panel discussion on April 30th on Comics and Muslim Identity, here: http://cmes.hmdc.harvard.edu/node/2227
Hope to see you around Boston! Salam and peace out!