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Art as Nonviolent Resistance: Bringing Down the Repressive Regime of Omar al-Bashir in Sudan

Saturday, December 7, 2019
North Presbyterian Church, 4515 Superior Ave, Cleveland 44103

Join us for the 5th annual State of Nonviolence

 -holiday peace bazaaar marketplace features fair trade and justice-centered vendors

-vegetarian and vegan lunch options

-music and dance

-presentation by artist Malaz Elgemiabby of Sudan

Art as Change: How art moved the people of Sudan toward nonviolent resistance to depose a repressive regime

Keynote: Malaz Elgemiabby will display her art and discuss the role that art played in the successful nonviolent movement to depose the repressive regime of President Omar al-Bashir and to negotiate with the military on the transition to democratic rule for the people of Sudan.



12-5: Holiday Peace Bazaar Marketplace

12-4: lunch (nominal fee)

 2-12:30: historical background of geographic region of Sudan (by St Ignatius students)

12:30-1: Universal Dances of Peace with a chant based on a Rumi poem

1-1:30: Phil Metres reads poems from recently released book Return to Jaffa

1:45-2: historical background of Sudan

2-2:45: open

2:45-3: historical background of Sudan

3-4: keynote by Malaz Elgemiabby



fair trade and justice-centered alternative holiday shopping

Vendors include: 99 Treasures, Bellfield Arts, Canaan Fair Trade, Cleveland Peace Action, Drink Local Drink Tap, Edwin’s, InterReligious Task Force (IRTF), NEO Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH), Phil Metres Poetry, Social Justice Institute


Event Organizer:  Cleveland Nonviolence Network

Co-sponsors include: African American Museum, Cleveland Jobs With Justice, Cleveland Peace Action, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Interreligious Task Force on Central America (IRTF), NEO Sierra Club, North Presbyterian Church, Ohio Immigrant Alliance, St. Malachi Parish-Social Action Commission, St. Paul’s Community Church, Single Payer Action Network-Ohio(SPAN), Tea Time for Peace

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