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    March 9, 2015 - 11:51am
    For Arts and Free Expression—as a Counterweight to Extremism, Islamophobia, Media Bias and Racism
    Charlie Hebdo, ISIS, Gaza, Ferguson, the Taliban, drone attacks killing families in Afghanistan and Pakistan... I can't remember another time in my life when violent extremism and malevolent hatred against others seemed quite so prevalent—can you? With ISIS we have the wild-eyed persecution of religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, and the beheading of western journalists and aid workers.

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  • people sahba sholeh
    For Arts and Free Expression—as a Counterweight to Extremism, Islamophobia, Media Bias and Racism
    March 9, 2015 - 11:51am
    Charlie Hebdo, ISIS, Gaza, Ferguson, the Taliban, drone attacks killing families in Afghanistan and Pakistan... I can't remember another time in my life when violent extremism and malevolent hatred against others seemed quite so prevalent—can you? With ISIS we have the wild-eyed persecution of religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, and the beheading of western journalists and aid workers.
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    February 20, 2015 - 12:52pm
    I originally entered the Levantine Cultural Center to attend a workshop on world peace. I left that night enrolled in a beginning Arabic class. There are many words to describe who I am: white, woman, American, European ancestry, Roman Catholic. None of these connect me to the Middle East or North Africa. I have no familial roots in the ME/NA region. Yet, my passion for politics and poetry provided me a fascination with places I did not grow up in but have been intrigued by for a long time. The LCC has given me a space to develop my understanding of the region and to nurture my appreciation for great art, past and present.
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    January 6, 2015 - 3:34pm
    What are we all about? What does the Levantine Center stand for and why do we ask for charitable contributions? Why do we believe we must grow this center? Despite everything we've done for the past 13 years, we still find that some folks question our commitment, our mission, our vision and our ability to impact society. This is the only not-for-profit cultural arts center devoted to the Arab/Muslim world-to the Middle East and North Africa, in the greater Los Angeles area. We take our commitment seriously. There's no lip service here! We are authentically passionate about bringing Arab/Muslim cultures into the mainstream, fighting racism and prejudice and supporting emerging and established artists!