november, 2019

02nov5:00 pm9:00 pmMizna's 20th Anniversary Benefit with Ilhan Omar


Event Details

Twenty years of centering Arab film, literature and art. With special guests Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and poet Nathalie Handal.

About this Event Mizna’s turning 20!

Join us to mark this special milestone. Enjoy a lively evening of community, a delicious meal, and show your support for Mizna’s work to create critical space for excellent Arab/SWANA film, literature, and art.

WHEN — Saturday, November 2, 2019

5:00 PM — Pre-Benefit Cocktail/Mocktail Mixer with Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and Palestinian poet Nathalie Handal

6:00 PM — Benefit + Dinner

LOCATION & PARKING — Hennepin Theatre Trust

WHY — Celebrate the past and invest in our future

As we celebrate two decades, we have the future on our minds.

Over the past 20 years, Mizna has done big things! We’ve been able to nurture creatives in our communities, create deep relationships with incredible artists, present artistically excellent art, and increasingly give our artists’ work national and international reach. We’ve published 37 issues of Mizna, the only Arab American art + lit journal around. We’ve produced 14 Arab Film Fests. We’ve presented the work of musicians, theater artists, and dancers. We’ve presented the work of more than 600 artists.

We’ve done this work while staying true to our vision of complicating the narrative about our multiform Arab/SWANA communities.

We hear often from artists and audiences that the space that Mizna creates is unique and necessary.

All this programming has all been done on a shoe-string budget, with part-time and contract-based staff. We’ve been truly fueled by people’s passion for our mission and our values.

But passion is not enough!

We are working to strengthen our financial foundation and make our work more sustainable. And we need you to show your support by investing in our future. If you would like to help make sure that Mizna’s work continues, please buy your tickets and join us for a wonderful night.

Thank you, community!

Presenting Sponsors Hennepin Theatre Trust | Holyland Restaurant

Additional Sponsors Universal Framing | NE Wellness


(Saturday) 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST


Hennepin Theatre Trust

900 Hennepin Avenue;