Posted by: Sarah Standish | May 4, 2012

Extra credit events in May

Due to the nature of these events, I cannot preview them for content ahead of time.  All events are free unless otherwise indicated.

Lincoln ArtsBeat

Join us for this annual Lincoln arts festival, this year with a focus on Asia, and stop by the Arabic calligraphy booth!

When: Friday, May 11th, 5:30-8:00 pm

Where: the Lincoln Cafeteria

The Making of a Minority: Christians in Palestine

Laura Robson (Ph.D. 2009, Yale University) is Assistant Professor of History at Portland State University. Dr. Robson’s book, Colonialism and Christianity in Mandate Palestine (University of Texas Press, 2011) brings to light the ways in which the British colonial state in Palestine exacerbated sectarianism. By transforming Muslim, Christian, and Jewish religious identities into legal categories, Robson argues, the British ultimately marginalized Christian communities in Palestine.  For more information, click here.

When: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 7 pm
Where: Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union, room 333, 1825 SW Broadway

An Evening with Joe Sacco

Leading cartoonist and widely believed to be the creator of war-reportage comics, Joe Sacco, is the author of American Book Award winner Palestine (1996), and Safe Area Goražde, The War in Eastern Bosnia 1992-95, which won the Eisner Award and was a New York Times Notable Book, and Time magazine’s best comic book of 2000. Sacco’s books are available in 14 languages and his work has appeared in Details, The New York Times Magazine, Time, and Harper’s.   For more information, click here.

When: Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 7 pm
Where: Mercy Corps Action Center, 43 Southwest Naito Parkway, Portland


Recurring event:

Portland Arabic Language Group
Have you ever been curious about the Arabic language and Arabic culture? Did you learn some Arabic on a vacation to Egypt or take a class in college and haven’t used it in years? Come join the Portland Arabic Language Group to practice the language. The group is open to anyone regardless of their level of fluency – from the curious, to the beginner, to the native speaker. For more information visit, or send an email to pdxjmorris [at] gmail [dot] com.
When: Every Sunday, 11:00 am
Where: Park Avenue Cafe at SW Market & Park, Portland

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