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Night for Palestine

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From UofL's Muslim Student Association: Join us on Friday, March 1st at the University of Louisville's Red Barn to see these one of a kind posters from the artistic heart of the Syrian revolution, Kafranbel. These posters symbolize the plight Syrians are facing on a day-to-day basis. You will not want to miss out on seeing the historic artwork from this peaceful revolution and hearing Yisser Homs Bittar's experience throughout her trip.

Tickets are $3 for students and $7 for the general public. 100% of this money will be distributed to the people of the city of Kafrnabel, United Charity and Mercy Foundation. A fundraiser will be held after dinner and the presentation.

Donating a few dollars will go a long way in making a difference in a Syrian’s life. Please attend and invite your friends to this event!

The 2 prizes will be handed out through the raffle tickets sold at the event.




UofL’s Middle East and Islamic Studies Program Presents:

“The Securitization of Human Rights:  Lawfare and the Assault on Rights NGOs”

Professor Neve Gordon,

Professor of Politics and Government

Ben-Gurion University

Place: Shumaker Research Building, Room 139

Time: Monday, March 4th, 4-5:30pm 

Neve Gordon

Prof. Gordon writes on issues relating to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and human rights. He is the author of Israel’s Occupation, coeditor of Torture: Human Rights, Medical Ethics, and the Case of Israel, editor of From the Margins of Globalization: Critical Perspectives on Human Rights, and a regular contributor to Al-Jazeera, In These Times, and the National Catholic Reporter.

Co-Sponsored by:  Department of Anthropology, Department of Political Science, Social Change Program, the Anne Braden Institute, and A&S Dean’s Office




Gray Henry



Culture and Spirituality in the Art of North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia

The exhibition of over 100 works of art and artifacts includes a wide variety of textiles, and examples of craftwork in leather, metal, glass, jewelry, felt, stone and clay. Textiles span a range of uses, including camel bags, pillows, curtains, fans, hats, shoes and window hangings. Metal wares cover a gamut from silver and brass vessels, jewelry, and braziers to drinking and cooking vessels and inlaid trays. Wooden objects include antique wood lattice windows from Egypt (mushrabbiya). The exhibition features works of art drawn from the Gray Henry collection, whose family has had a presence in Egypt since 1925.

  • Art Exhibit
When Jan 17, 2013 09:00 AM to
Feb 17, 2013 04:30 PM
Where Schneider Hall Galleries
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Contact Phone (502)852-6794
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Opening Reception, Schneider Hall Galleries: Thursday, January 17th, 5:30-7:30pm

Culture and Spirituality in the Art of North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia is a collaboration between the the University of Louisville's programs and departments of Middle East and Islamic Studies, Fine Arts, and Anthropology.  It was co-curated by Professors Julie Peteet and Anita Harris from Anthropology.  The exhibition was researched, assembled and installed by students in Art History 542, a class on exhibition installation taught by John Begley and Peter Morrin.  The exhibition showcases several defining characteristics of traditional Islamic art, including calligraphy, geometrical ornamentation, and the use of arabesque and floral themes.  It celebrates the extraordinary accomplishments of craftspeople across a wide spectrum of the diverse Islamic World.  Photographic documentation of the uses, manufacture, and place of origin of many of the artifacts helps to contextualize the collection.




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