Organizational Members
YallaPunk
Rana Fayez
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YallaPunk is a Philadelphia-based non-profit organization that is redefining the narrative for SWANA/MENA individuals through creative community building. We host an annual festival and conference in the fall, in addition to curating exhibits throughout the year and running periodic conversation groups that encompass the various languages spoken throughout our community. YallaPunk is a transaffirming organization.

YallaPunk was created as a direct response to negative depictions of middle eastern and north african populations. The event is meant to celebrate the creative accomplishments of MENA individuals and serve as a safe, intersectional and inclusive free from sexism, islamophobia, transphobia, homophobia, and bigotry for discourse on social issues. As a community, we will celebarate who we are through music, art, film, poetry, and comedy.

19 Sep
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