[act-ma] 4/24 Palestinian Remembrances, Images & Musical Resonance

Amy Hendrickson amyh at texnology.com
Tue Feb 19 02:15:16 PST 2008


                             Evelyn Abdalah Menconi

                             Memorial Cultural Series
                                    Co-Sponsors:  The William G. Abdalah Library,

                                    The American-Arab Media Foundation, and Tawassul



Remembrance, Images,

& Musical Resonance  

The Palestinian Narrative ? Muslim Women and the Veil 

 Qanun Expressions


In Commemoration of the Palestinian Nakba and the Armenian Genocide


            Thursday, April 24th, 2008
            Boston Public Library, Rabb Lecture Hall

            Reception: 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

            Lobby, Rabb Lecture Hall

            Program: 6:30 to 8:15 p.m.












Susan Abulhawa  is the author of the novel, The Scar of David, which portrays the Palestinian narrative from the Nakba to the present.  She will discuss and read from her novel.


Rania Matar is a documentary photographer.  She will present and elucidate her photographic series on Muslim Women and the Veil: Modesty, Fashion, Devotion, or Statement.


Jamal Sinno is a master qanunist.  He will play traditional musical selections throughout the program.


The Series honors the legacy of the late Dr. Evelyn Abdalah Menconi, known for introducing Arab cultural traditions to the public and highlighting achievements of gifted Arab-Americans.


For library information and directions, go to www.bpl.org or call 617.536.5400. 

Open to the public - Wheelchair accessible - Assistive listening devices are available.  To request a sign language interpreter or for help with other special needs, call 617.536.5400 x2295 or 617.536.7855 (TTY) at least two weeks before the program. 


For program information, please call 781-648-1245.
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