The Beirut Call Anthology ebook is now available on KOBO.COM

“The Beirut Call” anthology electronic version is now available on Kobo.com! “The Beirut Call” presents diverse perceptions and expressions that speak to Lebanese in their homeland and in diaspora, but it also transcends the borders of Lebanon as contributors address glocal issues-war, peace, memory, history, identity, creativity, cultural resistance, resilience, artistic activism, human rights, feminism, … Continue reading The Beirut Call Anthology ebook is now available on KOBO.COM

The Beirut Call Anthology: Virtual Book Launch on May 9th 2021

“THE BEIRUT CALL…Harnessing Creativity for Change!”⁠ is a new anthology in collaboration with @daralkalimauniversity, its program @nabad.art and @elyssarpress, a publishing press in Redlands, CA.Support our Lebanese artists and arts organizations!Follow us @elyssarpress, on facebook @thebeirutcall⁠ or go to elyssarpress/the-beirut-call/ for more information.VIRTUAL BOOK LAUNCH is set for Sunday May 9, 2021 at 10am PST … Continue reading The Beirut Call Anthology: Virtual Book Launch on May 9th 2021

Crawling Out from Under the Rubble: On Becoming Iconoclasts

There are already engaged Lebanese academics and artists, iconoclasts, and they are making a difference, but more need to engage beyond their classrooms, books and academic journals, and ‘ateliers’, to be in the act of researching people, themselves, the dynamics of oppression and the politics of social interactions and injustices, to become aware of the people’s often unknowingly complicit in the process of oppression, to create knowledge in and through meaningful participation and action with others, to bring people together and contribute to finding reasons of solidarity, to transform boundaries into spaces where lives and pedagogies are constructed together in ways that work for social justice and lead to powerful possibilities, and where dialogic and open-ended praxis based on more collaborative and caring relationships is promoted. Continue reading Crawling Out from Under the Rubble: On Becoming Iconoclasts

Upcoming Anthology “The Beirut Call. Harnessing Creativity for Change”

Dear colleagues and friends, kindly spread the word about our upcoming anthology. “The Beirut Call. Harnessing Creativity for Change” presents diverse perceptions and expressions that speak to Lebanese in their homeland and in the diaspora, and it also transcends the borders of Lebanon as contributors address glocal issues—war, peace, memory, history, identity, creativity, cultural resistance, … Continue reading Upcoming Anthology “The Beirut Call. Harnessing Creativity for Change”

Art for Social Change: Nabad, the Nonprofit behind The Beirut Call

The Beirut Call, coming out this April 2021, is one of Nabad’s latest projects in Lebanon. This anthology offers a collection of first-hand accounts by artists, scholars, poets, and activists exploring the aftermath of the Beirut port explosion on August 4th of 2020. Over 20 voices have come together for this publication and proceeds from … Continue reading Art for Social Change: Nabad, the Nonprofit behind The Beirut Call

Nabad: The Lebanese-Palestinian cultural initiative giving momentum back to cultural actors – by Elaraby.co.uk

Read the full article on the Nabad program and its projects in Lebanon, written by Florence Massena and published by London-based news website The New Arab – Elaraby.co.uk “The heart of Beirut – devastated by the August 4 explosion – was the home of many artists, cultural actors, and companies that were part of the social fabric … Continue reading Nabad: The Lebanese-Palestinian cultural initiative giving momentum back to cultural actors – by Elaraby.co.uk

Dr. Pamela Chrabieh – Featured Author

#Repost @elyssarpress (@get_repost)・・・ Our featured author for this week, celebrating #internationalwomensday, is Pamela Chrabieh (@pamelachrabieh), director of Nabad (@nabad.art), a non-profit organization in Beirut, Lebanon, collaborating with Dar El Kalima University and Elyssar Press (@elyssarpress), to put together the new book “The Beirut Call”. Follow us on insta today and/or Facebook (facebook.com/thebeirutcall) for updates about … Continue reading Dr. Pamela Chrabieh – Featured Author