Episode 21 42 min 03 sec Posted 10/09/17 at 7am (EST)
In this episode of Palestinians Podcast we go back to school with Prof. Dana Sajdi. Dana tells us about living her early years of life under occupation, her struggles with her Palestinian nose, and how she figured out she wanted to pursue history. She also describes the historical figures in her own family who she wishes she had the opportunity to spend more time with. You'll be laughing, crying, and thinking through this episode of Palestinians Podcast. Please rate, like, rate, review and subscribe! Peace!
We want our listeners to be able to explore the excitement and connection that storytelling can provide at one of our live storytelling events. We’re aiming to bring a live storytelling event to a theater near you. Usually, our live storytelling events consist of 5-8 storytellers telling their true and compelling stories live on stage in front of an audience. These stories are told without notes and from the heart, making the connection to the storyteller raw and emotional. Storytellers work with the organizers to craft their story in an engaging manner.
Are you a group, organization, or institution that wants to help co-sponsor one of these live storytelling events in a theater near you with Palestinians Podcast? We’ve partnered with festivals, museums, and student groups in the past and look to partner with other organizations. You can find out more about the process and propose your event by emailing email@example.com. Typically, these events need 3-8 months of lead-time to be developed, planned, and executed. We hope that we get the opportunity to bring live storytelling to your city!
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WASHINGTON, DC 2017
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Hikayat: Personal Narratives from a Cultural Perspective 3/18/17
The first Hikayat event, co-sponsored with the Arab American National Museum, was hosted in Dearborn, MI. We had 7 storytellers contribute to a beautiful evening of stories from a variety of Arab perspectives. The event was packed and was well received and we hope to work with the museum to bring future shows to the Dearborn area. Some of the stories will be featured on future episodes of Palestinians Podcast! You can watch the event on our Facebook live streams in two parts.
Palestinians, Live! 2016 – 10/23/16
Our second Palestinians, Live! event, co-sponsored with the Boston Palestine Film Festival, was hosted at the OBERON Theater in Cambridge, MA. We had 7 storytellers share their stories during two live shows. It was a wonderful night of unity, activism, and laughter. These stories will be brought to the podcast as episodes in episodes #16 and #17.
Palestinians, Live! 2015 – 10/21/15
The first Palestinians, Live! event, co-sponsored with the Boston Palestine Film Festival, was hosted in Somerville, MA. We had 6 storytellers, two musicians, and one poet contribute to a beautiful evening of culture. The event sold out quickly and was well received, contributing to it being held again in 2016. You can listen to stories told by the storytellers in episodes 1, 2, 4, 7, and 8
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Thomas is a digital media producer and social media strategist. He taught elementary school for decade before moving into digital media production. As an activist and a humanitarian, Thomas beleives that through education, compassion and understanding peace can and will be achieved.
Matt is from the San Francisco Bay Area and works in sports broadcasting for the San Francisco Giants, Golden State Warriors, 49ers, SJ Earthquakes, and Cal and Stanford Athletics. He graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Radio, Television, and Film. As a Palestinian with a background in media, Matt understands the importance of the use of media to humanize the Palestinian people. He is excited to be a part of this team that will help share these stories.
Nadia is the creator and host of Palestinians Podcast. Outside of the podcast, Nadia is a public health researcher and teacher who studies infectious diseases in resource constrained countries. Her work primarily focuses on HIV/AIDS in South Africa and Botswana. As a Palestinian American, Nadia was motivated to start Palestinians Podcast to create a sense of community among Palestinians in the United States and all over the world. As an avid podcast listener, she sees audio as a powerful way to share stories that are often ignored by mainstream media.
Sarouna is a Palestinian audio engineer, music producer and musician. She graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA with a degree in Music Production and Engineering, studying under some of the world's top musicians, industry veterans and grammy-award winning engineers/producers. She also plays the qanun and studied under oud and violin virtuoso Simon Shaheen.
Palestinians Podcast is one of the many ways Sarouna sees herself contributing to Palestinian representation in media. She recognizes the importance of storytelling and the power of narrative. She is extremely excited to a part of the Palestinians Podcast team.
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