NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | Mizna celebrates 34th issue March 31

Mizna, the Northeast Minneapolis-based Arab American cultural organization, offers a rich agenda of arts activities in the weeks to come.

A highlight is Saturday, March 31, 7:30 p.m. at the Open Book, 2011 Washington Avenue South. The public event will celebration publication of Mizna’s 34th issue, with a focus on Literature in Revolution, writing from people living in Syria, Egypt and Morocco as well the perspectives of Arab Americans. Writers include Mohja Kahf and Berni Kanazi.

The evening is also a tribute to the artist Ahmed Basiony, who was killed in Tahir Square during the Egyptian Revolution, and features his visual art.

General admission tickets are $5; students are just $3.

For more information about Mizna contact mizna [at] mizna [dot] org or 612 788-6920. The Mizna office is at 2205 California, NE – though this special program is at the Open Book.

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