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Award Winning Writer Laila Halaby

If you’re an avid reader, you may have already caught wind of award-winning writer Laila Halaby (who was recently recognized by Barnes and Noble Bookstore chain as a ‘Great New Author’). Laila was drawn to her profession because of her love of books, issues of identity, and the story-telling traditions she grew up with in her family. This passion drove her to success for her book Once in a Promised Land as well as West of Jordan. How did this busy mother find the time to write? Laila tells us that her masterpieces came together between…

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As students and young professionals, many of us have faced the dilemma of having to decide between two career paths: one that leads to a secure, steady-paying job but lacks excitement, and one that we’re passionate about, but is plagued with uncertainty and a dearth in pay. Perhaps you’re deciding between a career in law and a career in music…

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March 24

Not Given: Talking of and Around Images of Arab Women
when 12:00 am (PST); all day
where San Francisco Camerawork in San Francisco, CA
price unknown
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Based on the collection of photographs housed at the Arab Image Foundation in Beirut, ‘Not Given,’ guest curated by Dore Bowen and Isabelle Massu, challenges the photograph’s privileged status by interrogating its discursive context, exploring the skin of

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