Last night, the Arab American Insitute hosted its thirteenth annual Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity awards ceremony at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC. The awards are aimed at recognizing individuals, corporations, organizations and communities whose work, commitment and support make a difference in promoting co-existence and inclusion in all walks of life. Palestine Note had the opportunity this year to catch up with Ambassador Theodore Kattouf, the Arab Thought Foundation, and the Southern Poverty Law Center learn more about why these incredible individuals and organizations had been chosen for the honor.
Archive for April, 2012
It’s the first Tuesday in April, which means its time for our monthly digital photo exhibit curating the works of young Palestinian boys and girls with Tomorrow’s Youth Organization‘s Triple Exposure program!
Our third exhibit, By Girls, Of Girls, follows the young ladies of the programs as they capture their mothers, sisters, friends and teachers. So often we struggle to find honest pictures of females in today’s world. It is even harder to find honest photographs of Palestinian females that speak beyond the stereotypes of the Western world. By putting the camera in the hands of Palestinian girls we reveal the world through their eyes.
Christa Blackmon and Joe Catron - In the age of the modern nation-state, language cannot be separated from politics. In cases of violent conflict the words we use to justify or condemn often carry traces of that violence. The words in our conflict vocabulary bear the scars of fierce battles over their relationship to reality, their appropriate context, and their legitimacy. In Israel-Palestine, there is perhaps no word more embattled today than “apartheid”.