On Friday, October 13, 2017, ANERA friends, old and new, are coming together in recognition and support of our shared humanity as we raise funds for Syrian and Palestinian refugees and others in need. This special evening of inspiration will take place at the stunning National Museum of Women in the Arts in downtown Washington, DC and feature special guests Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, Huda Asfour and Omar Offendum.
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin is an Emmy-nominated journalist and a correspondent and producer for VICE on HBO. In 2015, he was featured on the Arabian Business power list of the planet’s 100 most influential young Arabs. Ahmed often appears as a commentator for CNN, NBC, BBC, MSNBC and Al Jazeera.
Huda Asfour is one of a new generation of young and innovative Arab women singersongwriters. Born to Palestinian parents in Lebanon in 1982, she studied at the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music under Khaled Jubran. Huda has collaborated with artists in Tunisia, Gaza, Ramallah, Egypt, Lebanon and the U.S.
Omar Offendum is a Syrian-American spoken word artist, raised in Washington DC and living in Los Angeles. He has been featured on several major news outlets (Al Jazeera /PBS/LA Times/Rolling Stone/VICE/NY Times/The European) and toured the world to promote his ground-breaking music.