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YallaPunk fest and conference 2018

By YallaPunk (other events)

Fri, Aug 31 2018 3:00 PM Sun, Sep 2 2018 7:00 PM
 
ABOUT ABOUT

YallaPunk was created as a direct response to negative depictions of middle eastern and north african populations. The event is meant to celebrate the creative accomplishments of MENA individuals and serve as a safe, intersectional and inclusive free from sexism, islamophobia, transphobia, homophobia, and bigotry for discourse on social issues. Today, we exist as a community that continues to grow everyday. YallaPunk is a trans-affirming organization. 

We're thrilled to present another weekend of full programming this year to celebrate our one-year anniversary as an organization.

The event will be held at Johnny Brenda's in the evening time and at several galleries throughout Crane Arts in the daytime throughout Labor Day weekend. We regret to share that Johnny Brenda's is not a handicap accessible venue at this point in time, but Crane Arts is. There is a wheelchair ramp available, please contact yallapunk@gmail.com to make accommodations.

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==COMEDY=
Reem Seliem
Salma Hindy
Nora Panahi
Alyssa Al-Dookhi

==MUSIC==
The Muslims
Felukah
Vasillus
City of Djinn
Night Raids
Naxo & Layle
Flowrpunk
Wet Specimen
Hegazy
Hello Psychaleppo (HEADLINER)

==POETRY==
Samya Abu-Orf
Natasha Carroll
Basem Youseff
Dania Alkhouli
Yasmin Belkhyr
Noor Ibn Najam
Ayah El-Fahmawi

==VENDORS==
Big Mouth Comix
YES / ALL / MEN
Sema Tattoo (onsite tattoo)
Ballout Threads
Laymoon
Ma Fatima (onsite tattoo)
Sarraf Split Arabic coffee banana splits)
SARVNAZ art

==WORKSHOPS+TALKS==
Filmmaking workshop by Heidi Saman
Literacy & Narrative in the Middle East by Radwan Shehab
Layers of Identity by Nora El-Marzouky
Queer Music Restrospective in the Arab World with Naxo + Layle
The Queer Arabs podcast LIVE taping

==FILM SCREENINGS==
Animal
Muslim Meme
Baghdad, Iowa