Obituary: Othman Hasan, patriarch of Chicago’s Arab community passes away

This statement was published by the Arab American Action Network (AAAN). Othman Hasan (Abu Mohammad) passed on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. We at the Arab American Action Network (AAAN) are heartbroken to report on the passing of Othman Hasan (Abu Mohammad), longtime past president of the Arab Community Center, our precursor organization, and grandfather of current…

Comedian Mona Aburmishan loves to make her community laugh

Mona Aburmishan is the first Arab, Palestinian and Muslim woman to ever perform stand-up comedy at America’s most prestigious institutions—The Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall in New York City. Moreover, Mona is more than just laughs. She earned her master’s degree  in International Development & Urban Planning, runs a kids comedy class and workshop throughout…

Nationwide hunger strike in the US

This press release was originally published by USPCN, NSJP, PYM, FTP. #DIGNITYSTRIKE36 CALL TO ACTION WHAT: Join Palestinian students in the U.S. for a nationwide, day-long hunger strike to amplify the voices of over 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners on day 36 of their hunger strike WHEN: Monday, May 22, 2017 (all day) WHERE: Nationwide, both online and…

Palipalooza 2017 starring Shadia Mansour

Palestine in America is hosting its second annual Palipalooza event at Logan Square Auditorium on August 10. Palestinian artist Shadia Mansour will be the headliner of this concert event. Palipalooza will showcase Palestinian artists and culture in the United States, and celebrate the release of PiA’s annual print magazine. “We’re excited about bringing Shadia Mansour…