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Al-Bustan is growing a pocket park on 40th Street with the help of a diverse community method

Sep. 19, 2018 12:45 pm

Al-Bustan is growing a pocket park on 40th Street with the help of a diverse community

The Arab arts and culture nonprofit is leading the development of a lot between Ludlow and Chestnut streets to create an inviting space for anyone and everyone via public events, cultural programming and art making.
Penn Museum hopes 2,379 miniature boats will remind of the cultural heritage at stake in Syria purpose

Sep. 8, 2017 11:25 am

Penn Museum hopes 2,379 miniature boats will remind of the cultural heritage at stake in Syria

Syrian-born artist Issam Kourbaj needs help to build all those boats in an upcoming community art event on Sept. 17, which will mark 2,379 days that have passed since the beginning of the Syrian civil war.
Tickets are now on sale for the first-ever YallaPunk music and culture festival purpose

Aug. 3, 2017 9:26 am

Tickets are now on sale for the first-ever YallaPunk music and culture festival

But the three-day event set to start Sept. 1 is still looking for funding to make the fully scheduled programming a reality.
This Arab culture fest came from a DIY, punk rock mindset purpose

Jun. 23, 2017 12:46 pm

This Arab culture fest came from a DIY, punk rock mindset

Rana Fayez is creating YallaPunk, an annual festival and conference in Philly, to "showcase the creative side of Arabs, Persians and MENA individuals."
These are the daily challenges local refugee families are working to overcome people

Feb. 15, 2017 12:49 pm

These are the daily challenges local refugee families are working to overcome

Employment, housing and education are immediate barriers for refugee families, not to mention language and adapting to American cultural norms.
Al-Bustan’s (Dis)Placed project is navigating a crucial moment in history method

Feb. 10, 2017 12:57 pm

Al-Bustan’s (Dis)Placed project is navigating a crucial moment in history

The Pew-funded project will use art to tie together narratives of displacement in the Middle East and Philadelphia, but the travel ban has proven to be a bump in the road for one of its artist residents.
The marginalized artist and the pressures of representing an underrepresented culture purpose

Jan. 18, 2017 7:38 am

The marginalized artist and the pressures of representing an underrepresented culture

Cultural equity is a challenge, but Saudi filmmaker Hamzah Jamjoom's biggest obstacle was his own ego.
Heidi Saman’s ‘Namour’ will be distributed by Ava DuVernay’s film collective results

Jan. 17, 2017 7:48 am

Heidi Saman’s ‘Namour’ will be distributed by Ava DuVernay’s film collective

Saman's film, a dramedy centered around an Arab-American family in L.A., was screened at BlackStar this past summer. Now it will be in theaters and Netflix March 15.
5 stories we fawned over in 2016 results

Dec. 29, 2016 12:14 pm

5 stories we fawned over in 2016

The stories we're most proud of from the past year.
This Philadelphian has an art project that’s helping refugee children in Lebanon get an education purpose

Sep. 20, 2016 12:58 pm

This Philadelphian has an art project that’s helping refugee children in Lebanon get an education

By expressing themselves with photography, art and writing. It's called We Grow Where We Are, founded by Philadelphia resident Greg Shaheen.

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