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FORUM ON YEMEN, DRONES, GUANTÁNAMO ADDRESSES AMERICAN CONCERNS OVER NSA

Contact Talisa Brown, 
310.657.5511

FORUM ON YEMEN, DRONES, GUANTÁNAMO ADDRESSES AMERICAN CONCERNS OVER NSA, OBAMA SECURITY OVER-REACH, WED., 7/31/13

[Monday July 29, 2013, Los Angeles]-On Wed., July 31, 6:30 pm the Levantine Cultural Center will present Citizen Diplomacy: A Forum on Yemen, Guantánamo, Drones & Spying. Speakers include CODEPINK co-founder and author Jodie Evans, who just returned from a peace mission to Yemen; and constitutional lawyer and head of the ACLU Foundation of Southern California, Steve Rohde.

Citizen Diplomacy: A Forum on Yemen, Guantánamo, Drones & Spying

Event Details
Date/Time: 
Jul 31 2013 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Price: 
Free to the public, donations gratefully accepted.
Where: 
Levantine Cultural Center
5998 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90035
Between La Cienega Blvd & Fairfax Ave.
ample street parking
Subtitle: 
CODEPINK cofounder Jodie Evans gives her report-back from a peace mission to Yemen, along with attorney Steve Rohde on drones and democracy

Jodie Evans reports back from a peace mission to Yemen, along with attorney Steve Rohde speaking on "Drones Abroad & Spying at Home: What's Happening to Our Democracy?" Evans traveled to Yemen in June on a peace mission with CODEPINK: Women for Peace, with Medea Benjamin (author most recently of Drone Warfare, Killing By Remote Control), Ann Wright and others. These American activists went to discover Yemen for themselves; they wanted to meet the families of Yemeni detainees at Guantánamo, many of whom have already been cleared for release after more than 10 years under lock-down. They went to meet as well the families of drone victims. Jodie Evans will share eyewitness accounts and personal stories.

Jack G. Shaheen remembers 40 years of deconstrcting Arab sterotypes


Deconstructing stereotypes: Jack G. Shaheen remembers 40 years
of commitment to positive Arab and US
understanding in evening lecture

[Monday December 10, 2012] On Wednesday December 19th, The Levantine Cultural Center presents honored media critic and film scholar Dr. Jack G. Shaheen in an intimate discussion and forum on misleading stereotypes based on Hollywood's negative portrayal of Arabs. Shaheen will be discussing his life-long commitment to illuminate social justice, with insights into the highs and lows of his 40-year quest, including his mission to reveal and terminate these damaging Arab and Muslim stigmas.

"A is For Arab" Displays ABCs of American Media & Pop Culture Stereotypes

For Immediate Release
Please Contact Kameron Myles
951.990.4043
 NEW "A IS FOR ARAB" EXHIBIT AT THE LEVANTINE CULTURAL CENTER
DISPLAYS ABCs OF AMERICAN MEDIA & POP CULTURE STEREOTYPES
DEC. 1-31, 2012, RECEPTION DEC. 19, 7 PM

WHO: Jack G. Shaheen, media activist
WHERE: Levantine Cultural Center, 5998 W. Pico Blvd., LA 90035, street parking.
PRICE: Free to general public
INFO/RSVPs: Levantine Cultural Center, 323.413.2001, levantinecenter.org.

[Los Angeles-Monday November 27, 2012] Beginning Saturday, December 1st, the Levantine Cultural Center presents a fascinating new exhibit based on the work of film and media scholar Dr. Jack G. Shaheen's work: A is for Arab: Stereotypes in U.S. Popular Culture.

Arab Shorts: Narrating the Arab Spring

Event Details
Date/Time: 
Nov 14 2012 7:30pm - Nov 15 2012 10:00pm
Price: 
Free to the public
Where: 
Goethe-Institut Cinema
5750 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Subtitle: 
Goethe-Institut and Levantine Center partner to explore new Arab cinema, video
Narrating the Arab Spring connects the Goethe-Institut's network in the Arab world with Southern California. This series of events addresses what has become known as the "Arab Spring"

Beyond "Arab Spring" & "Arab Rage," A Thriving Arab Market

Event Details
Date/Time: 
Oct 18 2012 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Price: 
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door
$40 with a signed book.
Students with I.D., $10
Click here to buy tickets
Where: 
Iman Cultural Center
3376 Motor Ave., Los Angeles CA 90034
Parking lot, street parking
Subtitle: 
Vijay Mahajan opens the door to marketing and business in the Arab world today

Vijay Mahajan, Ph.D., visited 18 Arab nations for his book that reveals a vibrant, bustling place full of commerce and consumers hungry for goods of almost every kind.

BEYOND "ARAB SPRING" & "ARAB RAGE" VIJAY MAHAJAN FINDS THRIVING ARAB MARKET

BEYOND "ARAB SPRING" & "ARAB RAGE"
VIJAY MAHAJAN FINDS THRIVING ARAB MARKET
OF 350 MILLION CONSUMERS
THU, OCT. 18, 2012, 7 PM

"...what really makes the book is its immediacy. The author is not afraid to get his boots dirty. His research took him to...areas where foreigners do not normally go, such as south Beirut. He spoke not only to business leaders but also to ordinary people in the streets and shops." —LA Times

Yemeni-American Artist Ibi Ibrahim: 10 Questions

Subtitle: 
provocative visual artist from Sana'a now calls New York home

By Amal Abdul Aziz

Ibi Ibrahim is a visual artist and film director from Sana'a, Yemen. He draws his inspiration from being raised in a conservative household and culture. His work circles the challenges people live through in Muslim conservative societies vis à vis sexuality, individuality and identity. Ibi Ibrahim was born in 1987 and currently lives and works in the United States. 

1. Who is Ibi Ibrahim, besides being a visual artist, writer & director?

I feel I'm on this self discovery journey. As years pass, I learn more about who I am and what my purpose in life is. I am curious by nature, and always look for something to grab my interest. To many people, I'm the artist who's a rebel against censorship. To me, I'm a just a dreamer from Yemen.

Public Forum on U.S. foreign policy and Yemen's tenuous transition

Event Details
Date/Time: 
Jul 22 2012 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Price: 
Free to the public, suggested donation $5/up
Where: 
Levantine Cultural Center
5998 W. Pico Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90035
seating limited, RSVPs strongly suggested, 323.413.2001
Subtitle: 
Unfinished revolution, never-ending war

L.A.'s "Progressive Conversations" series presents a public forum on Yemen featuring Will Picard from the Yemen Peace Project, Sunday, July 22, 4 pm at the Levantine Cultural Center. As the Republic of Yemen and its citizens face multiple revolutionary movements and political conflicts, the United States opens a new front in its global war on terror. Analyst and activist William Picard, just back from another trip to Yemen, explains this complex confluence of foreign policy and local crises, and what it means for the people of Yemen and the US. 

Levantine Friends & Family Annual BBQ Picnic

Event Details
Date/Time: 
Jun 24 2012 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Price: 
Free, parking $6 per car (carpooling recommended)
Where: 
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, Blue Picnic Area
4100 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, Ca. 90056
2 minutes south of the Target at Rodeo and La Cienega
Subtitle: 
share your culture, music, food and friendship with friends and family

Levantine Cultural Center invites you to join our annual friends and family barbeque picnic on Sunday, June 24, 2012 from noon to 6 pm at the beautiful Kenneth Hahn State Park, located just south of La Cienega Blvd. and Rodeo Road. You may bring food for the barbeque and dishes to share if you wish. The LCC will provide drinks, some food, and all the other functional items (plates, napkins, cups etc) including charcoal for the barbeques.