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Mira Awad: A Concert / Conversation
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Israeli/Palestinian singer, songwriter, actress, artist, and content creator Mira Awad has been a forceful activist for women's rights, for equal citizenship for Palestinians living in Israel, for a two-state solution, and for environmental awareness. Her powerful advocacy for dialogue and co-existence, for peace and solidarity, has brought her considerable praise (and some criticism) across the political spectrum.
Ms. Awad competed in the 2009 Eurovision song contest alongside Israeli singer, Noa (Achinoam Nini). The duo won the NIF Human Rights for Arts and Culture award in 2010. She continues to work in collaboration with a multitude of artists, including guitarist Shay Alon, with whom she will perform this concert.
This lecture is co-sponsored by Hillel at Eastern Michigan University, EMU Campus Life, the Academic Engagement Network, the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Michigan, the Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan, and the Gayle & Larry Weiseneck Symposium Fund.
|Building:||Off Campus Location|
|Tags:||center for middle eastern and north african studies, Concert, Discussion, Social, Social Impact, social justice, women's studies|
|Source:||Happening @ Michigan from Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Judaic Studies, International Institute, Frankel Center for Judaic Studies|