Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

Voices of the Middle East and North Africa – May 3, 2006

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On this week’s program, we will continue our special program on the Armenian Genocide of 1915. UC Berkeley History Professor Beshara Doumani will talk to Dr. Stephan Astourian, Executive Director of the Armenian Studies Program and Adjunct Assistant Professor of History at UC Berkeley about the Post-Genocide era, the Armenian Diaspora and the politics of denial in the wake of the Genocide.

Later on the program, we will talk to Bessma Mourad, a member of the Sunbula, a grassroots organization of radical Arab feminists in the Bay Area as well as Happy Hyder, a photographer about Prologue and Epilogue: Arab Feminism Past and Present, an art exhibition on the theme of Arab feminism and its impact on Arab women artists. This exhibit will start on Friday, May 5th, and it will run through Sunday, May 7th at the Blue Studio Gallery located at 2111 Mission St. (@17th St.) in San Francisco.

Also on tonight’s program, the Palestinian American comedian and actress, Maysoon who will be performing at the La Pena Cultural Center in Berkeley on Thursday, May 4th at 7:30 P.M.