desi mideast asia latin africana

Congratulations goes to Chaitra Shenoy, 27, Domestic Violence Policy Analyst, who has won the very sexy, very sleek Casio Exilim Camera for participating in our Refer-3-Friends raffle.

Here’s what she had to say about us: “Reading The CulturalConnect allows me to read and applaud those in my community who are succeeding in their professions by following their passions, from the arts to law to business.”

Thanks to everyone who participated. Stay tuned for another opportunity to win a hot prize!

Uncensored Editor-in-Chief Sally Bishai of
X Culture Mag

Alexander Graham Bell once said “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” Sally Bishai, 28, made sure that didn’t happen to her. When the magazine she was a writer for shut down, Bishai lost her outlet to voice her thoughts…

You’ve asked for it and now it’s here! Check out The CulturalConnect’s very own blog.
Non-Profit Spotlight
Providing an Alternative Lens on Middle Eastern News
News you need
Happenings across the country
20 If Wal-Mart were a country, it would be the 20th largest in the world.


New opportunities at The MidEastConnect! We’re looking for people to scope out and network with the hottest young talents. We have openings on our Young & Professional and Non-Profit teams. Interested? Drop us a line.

Providing an Alternative Lens on Middle Eastern News
Many of you receive much of your news about contemporary Middle Eastern affairs through the filtered lens of mainstream American media. A smaller percentage receives its news through alternative media outlets aimed to look at the issues at hand with a more rounded perspective. We invite you this week to learn about and soak in the information the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP)

Word War Over Carter’s ‘Palestine’
Anti-Arab bias in US not new
Making an Arab-American film in Hollywood
Jews Jeopardized by Muslim Immigration
Arab-American Soldiers Stress Loyalty, Patriotism

February 23

when 8:00 pm (EST); 2 hours
where Westside Theatre in New York, NY
price $65
details view | go to website

‘Jewtopia’ tells the story of two 30-year-old single men, Chris O’Connell and Adam Lipschitz. Chris, a gentile, wants to marry a nice Jewish girl so he’ll never have to make another decision. After forming a secret pact, Adam promises to help Chris shed..

February 24

Art of the Islamic World: Unity and Diversity
when 10:00 am (CST); all day
where Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, IL
price $8
details view | go to website

This exhibition features forty highlights from the Institute’s collection of Islamic art. The installation focuses on objects from Ottoman Turkey and Safavid Persia, earlier Islamic art and explores its role as an intermediary between the East and West.

when 9:00 pm (PST); 2 hours
where Bruno’s in San Francisco, CA
price unknown
details view

Felonious is 100 percent live hip hop — no turntables or DAT players allowed. In a hip hop scene almost entirely focused on the DJ, this makes for a lot of raised eyebrows. Rapper Dan Wolf (aka MC Euripides) explains: “We chose the name Felonious because

February 28

Browser Wars: Episode II Attack of the DOMs
when 6:00 pm (PST); 3 hours
where Yahoo! in Sunnyvale, CA
price free
details view | go to website

Must-attend event for web developers & UI designers! Founder of CSS – flying for 22 hours total from Europe for this 3 hour event .. Your chance to provide feedback & influence XHTML 2.0 & CSS 3.0!

March 2

Spoken Truths: Words from a Zaatar Diva
when 8:00 pm (EST); 4 hours
where The Canvas Cafe 1200 9th & Lincoln in San Francisco, CA
price $10-$15
details view | go to website

One of the most recognizable Arab-American Poets of our generation, Suheir Hammad has helped infuse new urban art forms with her unique style.

March 11

“Making Soul” Writing & Performance Workshops
when 1:00 pm (PST); 1-day and 8 week option: Mar-May
where Epic Arts Center, 1923 Ashby, Berkeley in Berkeley, CA
price various
details view | go to website

Sign up today for the Making Soul Writing/Performance Spring Workshops! ***SPECIAL RATE FOR THE 8-WEEK SERIES, March 22-May 10: REGISTER BEFORE FEBRUARY 22 for the 1st class FREE! www.aimeesuzara.net – go to “words/work” then “workshops”

March 29

Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center’s 6th Annual Conversity Dinner
when 11:00 am (PST); 3 hours
where USC Town and Gown in Los Angeles, CA
price $150/ticket
details view | go to website

The Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center’s annual awards dinner honoring those who exemplify “conversity” through their work to achieve positive human relations.

  See All Events

Photo credits: News2Knowelif ayse | EventsBohPhoto | Note2Selfborghal | Professional Confessionalss-a-m

Press | Advertisers | Partners | Opportunities | Privacy Policy | Editorial Policy | Unsubscribe | Sitemap
The DesiConnect
The MidEastConnect
The AsiaConnect
The LatinConnect
The AfricanaConnect