Hello Tarab NYC Members, Allies and Supporters! Introducing Tarab NYC Update (Work in Progress) – a semi-regular newsletter where the Tarab NYC board shares whats coming up in the community from Tarab NYC and some other events that you may be interested in.
Tarab NYC Happy Hour & Mixer this Monday!
Join Tarab NYC on Monday, February 26th for a special extended Happy Hour and Mixer at Henrietta Hudson With the hottest music and videos from the Middle East and North Africa by Bashar Makhay! Half priced drinks 6pm – 9pm
More via our Facebook Event!
Join Tarab NYC at the Gaza 5K!
Join Tarab NYC team at Gaza 5K and Dabke party on Saturday, March 24. We are running, walking, and dancing for mental health with UNRWA USA at the #Gaza5K. In light of the US Administration’s decision to cut funding to UNRWA by 83%, this is a tangible and meaningful way to show your solidarity with Palestine refugees and UNRWA’s critical work!
Discussion & Support Group
Join us for a peer support group in which LGBTQ persons from the MENA region can process experiences in a safe space. Group discussion can foster support and develop ways of coping with struggles afflicting our community. This group will be facilitated by Wardeh Hattab, LCSW and will take place Wednesday, February 28 at 7PM at the LGBT Center in Manhattan.
NQAPIA Catalyst Awards
NQAPIA’s annual New York City Community Catalyst Awards will be on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Joy Luck Palace in Chinatown. Join the Tarab NYC table at the New York City Community Catalyst Awards! Tickets are $85 – If you would like to attend but cannot afford the ticket price, please contact us to discuss further.
Help Plan a Nowruz Event!
This year, we want to host an event for Nowruz and we need your help! It’s important to us that we host an event that our community wants, so, as a community member, we are inviting you to give us your quick feedback about what kind of event you’d like. Please take a moment to take a one question survey and or contact us if you would like to help plan the event.
In Other News
Become a Member
Joining Tarab NYC not only supports our organization, but also comes with a slew of benefits! Memberships come in two forms, one for community members and the other for allies. Membership is only $25 per calendar year! Learn more and become a member today!
This year, The Task Force rejected all sessions related to Palestine/Israel and pinkwashing at Creating Change and put Israel advocates at the lead for all Jewish programming at the conference. Beyond Creating Change , the Task Force has further indicated its alignment with Israel by partnering with the Israeli-based circuit party Forever Tel Aviv at its annual Winter Party Festival in March. In response, we are asking people to sign and share a letter demanding that the Task Force end its blackout on Palestine and stop pinkwashing Israel. Take Action!