Announcing Memberships & Our June Calendar

Hey Folks! May marks the 5-year Anniversary of Tarab NYC and while we wanted to celebrate our anniversary this month, we have decided to hold off untill later this summer and instead focus on launching our redesigned website, new Membership program and our super amazing and busy June calendar.

Joining Tarab NYC costs only $25 per calendar year and not only supports our organization, but also comes with a slew of benefits!  Check out our membership page to learn more!

With Pride, Ramadan and more, our June is shaping up to be our biggest ever! Save these dates because you aren’t going to want to miss a thing!

June 3Disorient: Queer Arab Film and Discussion at the Brooklyn Museum with Tarab NYC
June 4Join Tarab NYC at Queens Pride
June 10Join Tarab NYC at Brooklyn Pride
June 15Annual Iftar
June 25Join Tarab NYC at NYC Pride
June 25Tarab NYC <3 Color Me Queer

As always, these events cost quite a bit to produce and we need your support. Please make a donation and support Tarab NYC today!

Barghouti Tomorrow, Bashar Honored Thursday, LGBTQ Activism Panel Sunday

Omar Barghouti & Nyle Fort: Freedom Fighting & State Repression

Tuesday, April 25th – 6:30pm

Join us for a conversation about the struggle for Palestinian rights featuring BDS co-founder Omar Barghouti in conversation with Nyle Fort. Omar Barghouti is a Palestinian human rights defender, co-founder of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Presented by: The Palestinian BDS National Committee, Jewish Voice for Peace, Adalah-NY: the US Campaign for the Boycott of Israel, Tarab NYC, Enlace, Jews Say No!, PARCEO, Queers Against Israeli Apartheid, Muslim-Jewish Anti-Fascist Front.

Tarab NYC Founder, Bashar Makhay, Honored at the Arab-American Heritage Celebration 

Thursday, April 27th – 5:30pm

In partnership with  Arab-American Family Support Center, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams invites you to the Arab-American Heritage Celebration.  We are excited to share that our very own Bashar Makhay is being honored for his contributions to the Arab American community including being the founder of Tarab NYC!  Please join us in celebrating this honor!

What Will Be Different: LGBTQ Activism in a Changing America

Sunday, April 30th – 3:00pm

Despite celebrated and hard-won advances in equality, the deeply diverse LGBTQ community has always been targeted by bias and hate. In recent months that antagonism has flared, entwined with other forms of intolerance.  Now, as people who openly disparage LGBTQ rights fill key posts within the U.S. Government, and an old, anti-Other sentiment gains new legitimacy, what are the challenges and goals of LGBTQ activism today? What is the historical context for this battle, and what guides those at its front lines? Join us for a free public forum with four thinkers and activists who will bring powerful perspective to these questions.

Presented by the Queer South Asian Collective, Tarab NYC, Audre Lorde Project, Fierce, J. Bob Alotta, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, BlackGirl Mansion, Park Avenue Christian Church & The Tate Group.

Security Culture This Saturday!

Know Your Rights – Protect Your Privacy

Our current world is especially not safe for those of us who carry an intersection of multiple marginalized identities in addition to being Muslim. On Saturday April 8, Muslim Law Students Association, National Lawyers Guild – New York City Chapter (NLG-NYC), Tarab NYC, OUTLAWS, in partnership with CUNY CLEAR invite you to attend Security Culture, a day long Know Your Rights conference for Muslims, people of color and allies who wish make their communities safer and more inclusive. We are asking for a donation of $20 or whatever you can afford to cover the expenses for the day. Food will be provided.

Register Here     Donate Here

There will be a 3 Know Your Rights sessions that cover: Flying While Muslim, Interactions With Law Enforcement, and Charitable Giving. An emphasis will be put on digital security and best practices for personal and organizational safety.

This event is also sponsored by:
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance, Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity – MASGD, Muslim Bar Association of New York, Police Accountability Organization (PAO), MENA Law Students (MENALS), Students for Justice in Palestine (CUNY). International Refugee Assistance Project

Updates can be found on our website and the Facebook Event Page.

Bil Tarab,

The Tarab NYC Board