Jul
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

NMWA/THE ALIGNIST READING CLUB: DESIRES AND DREAMS

In Arabic, the word rawiya means “she who tells a story.” In a series of six reading club events curated by THE ALIGNIST and hosted by the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) in Washington, DC, participants will examine the multiplicity of stories from the greater Middle East -- and the multiplicity of ways in which they are told. 

During this event, participants will view selected photograph from the She Who Tells A Story exhibit of photographs by women from the Middle East, read a short story written by a woman from the Middle East, and explore a non-fiction article that grounds the creative works in the lived realities of the region.

Events will feature artwork introductions by NMWA educators and facilitated discussions. After registering, participants will receive an email containing the program materials.

DESIRES AND DREAMS

PhotoStephanie, Beirut, Lebanon and Alia, Beirut, Lebanon, by Rania Matar
Story: “Half A Woman,” by Sufi Abdallah and “The Cat,” by Layla Ba’labakki
Article: “Out of Sight: A Former Prostitute Tries to Rescue Iraq’s Most Vulnerable Women,” by Rania Abouzeid

Admission is free but reservations are required. Sign up on the NMWA program page.

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Jul
3
1:00pm 1:00pm

NMWA/THE ALIGNIST READING CLUB: ON MOTHERHOOD

In Arabic, the word rawiya means “she who tells a story.” In a series of six reading club events curated by THE ALIGNIST and hosted by the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) in Washington, DC, participants will examine the multiplicity of stories from the greater Middle East -- and the multiplicity of ways in which they are told. 

During this event, participants will view selected photograph from the She Who Tells A Story exhibit of photographs by women from the Middle East, read a short story written by a woman from the Middle East, and explore a non-fiction article that grounds the creative works in the lived realities of the region.

Events will feature artwork introductions by NMWA educators and facilitated discussions. After registering, participants will receive an email containing the program materials.

ON MOTHERHOOD

Photo: “Mother, Daughter, Doll” series by Boushra Almutawakel
Story: “The Newcomer,” by Daisy al-Amir
Article: “Iraq’s Baby Noor: An Unfinished Miracle,” by Moni Basu

Admission is free but reservations are required. Sign up on the NMWA program page.

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Jun
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

NMWA/THE ALIGNIST READING CLUB: LIFE IN CONFLICT

In Arabic, the word rawiya means “she who tells a story.” In a series of six reading club events curated by THE ALIGNIST and hosted by the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) in Washington, DC, participants will examine the multiplicity of stories from the greater Middle East -- and the multiplicity of ways in which they are told. 

During this event, participants will view selected photograph from the She Who Tells A Story exhibit of photographs by women from the Middle East, read a short story written by a woman from the Middle East, and explore a non-fiction article that grounds the creative works in the lived realities of the region.

Events will feature artwork introductions by NMWA educators and facilitated discussions. After registering, participants will receive an email containing the program materials.

LIFE IN CONFLICT

PhotoCodes of My Kin, by Nermine Hammam
Story: “The Attack,” by Assia Djebar
Article: “Anatomy of a Killing: How Shaimaa al-Sabbagh Was Shot Dead at a Cairo Protest,” by John Beck

Admission is free but reservations are required. Sign up on the NMWA program page.

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Jun
5
1:00pm 1:00pm

NMWA/THE ALIGNIST READING CLUB: ON WAR AND WOMEN

In Arabic, the word rawiya means “she who tells a story.” In a series of six reading club events curated by THE ALIGNIST and hosted by the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) in Washington, DC, participants will examine the multiplicity of stories from the greater Middle East -- and the multiplicity of ways in which they are told. 

During this event, participants will view selected photograph from the She Who Tells A Story exhibit of photographs by women from the Middle East, read a short story written by a woman from the Middle East, and explore a non-fiction article that grounds the creative works in the lived realities of the region.

Events will feature artwork introductions by NMWA educators and facilitated discussions. After registering, participants will receive an email containing the program materials.

ON WAR AND WOMEN

Photo: Nil, Nil #10, by Shadi Ghadirian and Untitled #7, by Gohar Dashti
Story: “East Beirut, 1978,” by Patricia Sarrafian Ward
Article: “Sujaiya Dust,” by Molly Crabapple

Admission is free but reservations are required. Sign up on the NMWA program page.

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May
23
6:00pm 6:00pm

NMWA/THE ALIGNIST READING CLUB: POLITICIZED BODIES

In Arabic, the word rawiya means “she who tells a story.” In a series of six reading club events curated by THE ALIGNIST and hosted by the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) in Washington, DC, participants will examine the multiplicity of stories from the greater Middle East -- and the multiplicity of ways in which they are told. 

During this event, participants will view selected photograph from the She Who Tells A Story exhibit of photographs by women from the Middle East, read a short story written by a woman from the Middle East, and explore a non-fiction article that grounds the creative works in the lived realities of the region.

Events will feature artwork introductions by NMWA educators and facilitated discussions. After registering, participants will receive an email containing the program materials.

POLITICIZED BODIES

Photo: Selection from “Women of Gaza” series, by Tanya Habjouqa
Story: “Women Without Men,” by Sharnush Parsipur
Article: “The Ayatollah Under The Bed(Sheets),” by Karim Sajadpour

Admission is free but reservations are required. Sign up on the NMWA program page.

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May
1
1:00pm 1:00pm

NMWA/THE ALIGNIST READING CLUB: SEX AND SILENCE

In Arabic, the word rawiya means “she who tells a story.” In a series of six reading club events curated by THE ALIGNIST and hosted by the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) in Washington, DC, participants will examine the multiplicity of stories from the greater Middle East -- and the multiplicity of ways in which they are told. 

During this event, participants will view selected photograph from the She Who Tells A Story exhibit of photographs by women from the Middle East, read a short story written by a woman from the Middle East, and explore a non-fiction article that grounds the creative works in the lived realities of the region.

Events will feature artwork introductions by NMWA educators and facilitated discussions. After registering, participants will receive an email containing the program materials.

SEX AND SILENCE

PhotoSpeechless, by Shirin Neshat
Story: “Distant View Of A Minaret,” by Alifa Rifaat
Article: “Why Do They Hate Us?” by Mona Eltahawy

Admission is free but reservations are required. Sign up for this event on the NMWA program page.

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