A Salute to Palestinian Women on International Women’s Day

Mar 08, 2018
Me and my mother when I was four-years-old Palestinian women have participated in every stage of the Palestinian struggle since the beginning of the last century. We Palestinian women have...

The Freedom Theatre Made History with its Ten-Day Run of The Siege in New York

Jan 10, 2018
“We never brought a tank into the stage. We brought a play. This is why art is important; to open the way for people to agree or disagree, negotiate, talk.”...
Stories of Our Work

Save the dates! MECA and Joining Hands Annual Palestinian Holiday Crafts Bazaar

Dec 09, 2017
Join us this weekend for the 2017 Joining Hands and MECA Palestinian Holiday Crafts Bazaar! 2 days only! SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9: 10am-5pm SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10: 11am-3pm At the Middle East...

Shoruq Tour: Palestinian Refugee Youth Visit the U.S.

May 20, 2017
The show celebrated Palestinian culture and told the history of Palestinian refugees and daily life under occupation. CREDIT: Brooke Anderson In March 2017, MECA brought eighteen young dancers and hip-hop...
Stories of Our Work

WATCH: Children in Gaza music project perform

Feb 14, 2017
School da School days in Gaza are can be very hard.  Many children have difficulty concentrating and learning because of chronic psychological distress. Classes are overcrowded. Buildings are damaged by...
Stories of Our Work

VIDEO: These Palestinian teenagers are fighting for their freedom … using rap.

Feb 10, 2017
MECA is sponsoring a US tour for these young hip-hop artists and debka (Palestinian folkloric dance) dancers! See full tour schedule MECA is sponsoring a US tour for these young...
Stories of Our Work

For Refugees Culture is Resistance and Solidarity

Feb 08, 2017
One of the tiny cement rooms in Dheisheh refugee camp that the UN built for whole families like mine in the early years of the camp. Credit: Pablo Pitcher-DeProtoby Zeiad...
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Dalia, Art Student

Jul 01, 2016
Dalia is a second year art student at Al-Aqsa University in Gaza. Her father died four years ago and it hit Dalia very hard. In many ways, she and her...
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