2446 University Ave W., Suite 115
St. Paul, MN 55114
Thank you for your generosity in supporting Mizna, a Minneapolis-based Arab American cultural organization with a mission to celebrate expression and diversity in the Arab community!
Mizna was formed in 1998 and has done much work to promote Arab American artistic expression since that time. We publish a nationally recognized literary journal, and have presented several well-attended community arts events as well.
We do all of this work as a volunteer-run, non-profit organization that survives on grants and donations. Your donation will greatly help us to continue our important mission. Mizna is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations are deductible for U.S. taxpayers. Learn more or donate now.
| |May 22 | 7 p.m. | Black Dog Café | FREE
UPDATE: KHALDOUN SAMMAN WILL BE DRUMMING
Mizna brings a diverse group of established and emerging writers and performers to St. Paul Almanac's Lowertown Jam stage. With that Homeland Security dictum "if you see something, say something" ringing in their ears, Mizna's group of Arab American and/or Muslim writers will give voice to their own experience of diverse homelands. The evening will be hosted by performance artist and Mizna rep Moheb Soliman, who will present his own work along with other amazing artists of spoken word, performance, and straight-up poetry coming out of Mizna's Silaat writing workshop series MORE >>
This summer, Mizna will be offering four classes in spoken and written Arabic: Arabic I, II, III, and an Advanced Class. Levels I and II will be 10-week sessions taught by Rita Farah, and Level III and Advanced Arabic: Media & Culture will be intensive 5-week sessions taught by Mohammed Elmeski, Ph.D. Classes will take place in Mizna's office in St. Paul. MORE >>
Mizna is participating in Northern Spark, a major Twin Cities all-night art festival on June 8! (Yeah, you read that rightALL NIGHT, dusk to dawn.) It's a participatory street art project, and we want you to join us!
We will be hosting a street art installation called "Underpass of the Eyes of Freedom" that will bring the spirit of the recent and ongoing Arab revolutions and uprisings to St. Paul. Festival goers are called to wander into an underpass of the Arab Spring: Take a spray can, an Arabic stencil: reinscribe potent global expressions of resistance and change. Including graffiti designs by Hend Kheera, Islam Shabana, Hamza Salim, Dunya Alwan. Amazing, right?
ARTIST HEND KHEERA WILL BE JOINING US FROM CAIRO. MORE >>
Mizna is a forum for Arab American film, literature, and art. Mizna publishes the only journal of Arab American literature and presents the Twin Cities Arab Film Festival
as well as Arab American artists in the visual arts, on stage, in music, and in film—including Simon Shaheen, Suheir Hammad, Hakim Belabbes, Nadia El Fani, Jack Shaheen, Raed Al Helou, Mai Masri, the Iron Sheik, Elias Khoury and others.
an Arab film blog by Mohannad Ghawanmeh.
Learn more about Mizna
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|Events: OTHERWISE OCCUPIED: First-ever Palestinian exhibit at upcoming Venice Biennale (March 30th, 2013)|
|Events: Mizna's first Writer-in-Residence, playwright Ismail Khalidi (March 29th, 2013)|
|Events: Novelist Randa Jarrar | May 10 at Honey (March 19th, 2013)|
|Events: Silaat Showcase at St. Paul Almanac's Reading Series (March 16th, 2013)|
|Events: Summer Arabic Classes (March 1st, 2013)|
|Events: Street Art of the Arab Spring (February 27th, 2013)|
|Events: Spring Arabic Classes: Starting February 2013 (February 1st, 2013)|
|Events: Silaat/Connections: Children's Story Hour Saturday, February 23 (January 26th, 2013)|