Join us as we celebrate the Persian new year!
We begin the evening with a silent auction to benefit Ajam Media Collective, an online platform challenging Western media representations of the Middle East through short and long-form journalism, photography, and beyond.
We will be exhibiting artifacts collected in conjunction with the film-screening of the evening, Facade. Facade is a documentary by Ajam Media Collective’s Mehelle Project focusing on the urbanization of inner-city Baku, Azerbaijan. The filmmakers will be there to speak on their work and experiences in creating it.
Music and poetry are to follow, spanning from traditional instruments and readings to contemporary expressions.
Finally, the evening will end with a belated celebration of Chaharshanbe suri, the Persian tradition of jumping over a fire before the new year to release unwanted energy and replace it with light and vitality.
Help us ring in the new year!
Saturday, March 17th. 6pm.