The Madison-Rafah Sister City Project

Upcoming Events: March 1-4, 2023

Wednesday, March 1: MENA event “Night at the Bazaar”
Thursday, March 2: What’s next for the right to boycott in America?
Saturday, March 4: AFRICaide & 4W International Women’s Day
Saturday, March 4: Senegambia Int’l Women’s Day Dinner & Dance

Mark Your Calendars for a Virtual Workshop to “Write Your Nakba Story”:
To commemorate 75 years of Nakba, The Institute for Palestine Studies is offering a five-part online writing workshop between March 20 and April 15 centering Nakba stories written by descendants of survivors. For complete info, including requirements and deadlines, click here.

Article of the Week: You Can’t Save Democracy in a Jewish State


Wednesday, March 1: A Night at the Bazaar
Celebrating Middle Eastern and North African Heritage Month
6-9 pm, Pyle Center and Red Gym

A Night at the Bazaar is an evening long event that will feature performances in the Alumni Lounge at the Pyle Center, as well as community activities in the MSC Lounge of the Red Gym. Get ready for this kick-off event filled with dance, cultural clothing, food, tatreez, henna, and much more!

RSVP is required.

This event is free and open to everyone in the UW-Madison community. For questions or accommodations, contact the MSC at or at 608-262-4503. The events for the entire month can be found at MENA Heritage Month at University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Thursday, March 2:
What’s Next for the Right to Boycott in America?
A conversation marking the online premiere of Boycott
12 noon Central Time

The Supreme Court recently announced it will not hear the case of Alan Leveritt, publisher of the Arkansas Times, who challenged the constitutionality of Arkansas’ anti-BDS law. This is not a ruling on the merits of the case, so what does it mean for the right to boycott and where do we go from here?

Join Just Vision, the Institute for Middle East Understanding and Jewish Currents for a timely conversation on what’s next as they mark the worldwide online release of Just Vision’s award-winning documentary, Boycott.

More information and registration here.

Saturday, March 4:
10th Annual AFRICaide & 4W International Women’s Day Celebration
Christ Presbyterian Church, 944 E. Gorham Street, Madison
10 am – 3 pm

You are invited to celebrate women at this International Women’s Day event featuring a program for women from all walks of life, from neighborhoods to cities to the world. For more information and to register for this FREE event click here.

Saturday, March 4:
Senegambia Women’s Association Welcomes All
10th Annual International Women’s Day Celebration
First Congregational Church, 1609 University Ave. Madison
5 – 10 pm

Supported by Madison Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom; Free event
Keynote Speaker: Wi Sen. Melissa Agard
Senegambian cuisine, music, and sharing of culture and traditions. Join in!

Register Here






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