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METRO EVENTS | Two cultural happenings in Austin shed light on the Palestinian cause

April events include Palestinian/Arabic music and a screening of ‘Beyond the Frontlines.’

Beyond the Frontlines to be screened in Austin, April 28, 2019.

Event:  Palestinian Solidarity Event
What: Palestinian/Arabic Music, Performance
When: Saturday, April 13, 2019, 6:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Where: Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark
Address:  4140 Governor’s Row, Austin, TX  78744
Tickets: Tickets online at Ticketbud.
Sponsored by: Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee of Austin

Event:  Beyond the Frontlines
What: Film screening and reception
When: Sunday, April 28, 2019, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
Address: 14311 Wells Port Drive, Austin, TX 78728
Tickets: Free
Sponsored by: St. Andrew’s Social Justice Committee, Jewish Voice for Peace, Austin, CAIR Austin, and Interfaith Community for Palestinian Rights

AUSTIN — Two Austin events in April highlight the Palestinian cause.

On Saturday, April 13, 2019, the Austin chapter of the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is sponsoring a cultural event for Land Day. The event will include performance by noted vocalist Nisreen Hajaj and a performance and talk by Palestinian activist, writer, comedian, and filmmaker, Amer Zahr.

The event takes place from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at The Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark. Childcare will be provided at the event. Proceeds from tickets will benefit children in Gaza through the Palestine Children Relief Fund (PCRF).

On Sunday, April 28, the Austin chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace is co-sponsoring a screening of the film, Beyond the Frontlines, about the work of Palestinian psychiatrist, Dr. Samah Jabr. Austin is one of four cities in the country where Dr. Jabr and filmmaker Alexandra Dols will be present for discussion. A reception featuring Palestinian food will precede the screening. 

The reception and screening begin at 1 p.m. at Austin’s St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. There is no admission charge, but donations to continue Dr. Jabr’s work will be accepted. The event is a shared project of the USA Palestine Mental Health Network and several local organizations: St. Andrew’s Social Justice Committee, Jewish Voice for Peace Austin, Council for American Islamic Relations Austin, and the Interfaith Community for Palestinian Rights.

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