We hear from Amer Zahr, a comedian, writer, and activist who resides in Dearborn Michigan in this episode of Palestinians Podcast. Amer shares childhood stories of the memories he has from protests, watching the news, and running for class president. Additionally Amer tells us about some awkward experiences he has faced since September 11th. Amer is a wonderful storyteller who makes us laugh, think, and reflect about the political and social ramifications of being a Palestinian in America.
To hear more about Amer's current work including to see where he may be performing soon, makes sure to visit our blog on our website at www.palestinianspodcast.com.
In the second episode of the new series, Palestinians Podcast, we hear from Rana Akleh, a doctoral student at Boston College. Rana artistically describes a "forgotten" city in Palestine. Rana shares this story live on the stage at Palestinians, Live! (in Boston, MA in October 2015) and describes how she contributes to changing the face of Palestine by being both a scientist and an artist in a bonus interview.
To see Rana's artwork and her family's recipe for shush-barak, make sure to visit our blog at www.palestinianspodcast.com.
In our first episode of Palestinians Podcast, we hear from Annalise Raziq, a storyteller from Chicago Illinois. Annalise describes her struggle with her "Palestinian-ness" by examining her childhood and her relationship with her father. Annalise shares a story live on the stage at Palestinians, Live! (in Boston, MA in October 2015) and shares more about her identity in a bonus interview.
This episode is dedicated to the memory of Said Raziq, Annalise's father, who passed away in December of 2015. Learn more about his life on our blog at www.palestinianspodcast.com.