Words for Palestine – June

7 p.m. ET Thursday, June 6, 2024
Words for Palestine

Online via livestream
Free with RSVP

Join our monthly online series “Words for Palestine” which aims to center and highlight Palestinian voices during this devastating time. Featured readers include leena aboutaleb, Summer Awad, Sarah Aziza and Noor Hindi. Writer and educator Ghassan Zeineddine will be moderating this June iteration.

“Words For Palestine” is co-sponsored by Mizna, Palestine Writes and RAWI, and is free with RSVP. We encourage you to make a donation to support the work of Palestine Legal and Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF). Palestine Legal is an organization dedicated to protecting the civil and constitutional rights of people in the U.S. who speak out for Palestinian freedom. PCRF is the primary humanitarian organization in Palestine, providing crucial and life-saving relief and humanitarian aid in Gaza.

For questions, e-mail Rewa Zeinati at [email protected]

leena aboutaleb is an Egyptian and Palestinian writer, asking you to commit to the Palestinian liberation struggle. Read her work at www.leenaboutaleb.onl




Summer Awad is a multi-genre writer with roots in Knoxville, Tennessee, and Nablus, Palestine. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing and Environment from Iowa State University. In 2023, she was awarded a de Groot Foundation LANDO grant in immigration, migration, and refugee writing for her essay collection in progress about her work in refugee resettlement.  Her poetry and creative nonfiction have appeared in Adi Magazine, J Journal, About Place Journal, Chapter 16 and others, with poems forthcoming in The Rising Phoenix Review. Her play, Walls, A Play for Palestine, was produced in 2016 at The New York International Fringe Festival.


Sarah Aziza is a Palestinian American writer and translator. Her essays, journalism, poetry, and creative nonfiction have appeared in the New Yorker, the BafflerHarper’s Magazine, Mizna, Jewish Currents, Lux Magazine, the Intercept, NPR, and the Nation, among others. She is the recipient of numerous grants from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a 2022 resident at Tin House Books and a 2023 Margins Fellow at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. Her book, forthcoming in Spring 2025, is a hybrid work of memoir, lyricism, and oral history exploring the intertwined legacies of diaspora, colonialism, and the American dream.


Noor Hindi (she/her/hers) is calling on you to join the global fight for the survival and liberation of Palestinians and all oppressed people. Anywhere and everywhere you are, you can disrupt, advocate, speak out and refuse in small and big ways. Revolution until freedom. Hindi is a Palestinian-American poet. Her debut collection of poems, Dear God. Dear Bones. Dear Yellow (Haymarket Books 2022), was an honorable mention for the Arab American Book Award. She is currently editing a Palestinian poetry anthology with George Abraham (Haymarket Books, 2025). Follow her on Instagram @NoorKHindi

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