Latest news! Our holiday party features DJ Jamal Douzi playing the latest beats from Morocco and beyond, DJ Jeremy Loudenback of DISCOSTAN with new world beats, musical artists Naser Musa, Jim Grippo, Sami Janini, Alfred Madain of Bedouin-X and comedian Aron Kader + other special guests...
December is always a bittersweet time of year as there are many celebrations, but also reminders of suffering and strife.
This is especially true of 2015 as we have witnessed so many challenges to the bridges of understanding we have endeavored to build between the American and Arab/Muslim/Middle Eastern communities. From the January 7 “Charlie Hebdo” shootings to the Syrian refugee crisis, to the many attacks in Baghdad, Syria, Ankara and Beirut, to the November 13 attacks in Paris, and finally with the San Bernardino shootings so close to home—this has been a very difficult year for peace.
However, we continue to believe and work toward building a foundation for a better future, in the knowledge of the transformative power of arts and humanities as the most convincing tools in addressing local, national and international challenges.
This December, The Markaz is staying close to home in the spirit of a better, more dynamic and peaceful new year, as we continue to expand the mission of a cultural arts and community center that can withstand the test of time. 2016 will be our 15th year serving Southern California, and we count on your generous yearly contributions and memberships so that we can significantly extend our programs and services in the greater Los Angeles region.
To celebrate you as our supporters throughout these years and thank you for attending our programs, taking our classes or engaging with us whether as a valued donor, as a member, or as a volunteer, The Markaz is organizing a Holiday Party in your honor! We will be delighted to welcome you on Saturday, December 26th, 8 pm, at The Markaz, 5998 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90035.
The party includes open bar + complementary mezze and party favors! You can expect this fête to be joyful and go late!
As a way of celebrating our common humanity, and acknowledging our friendship and commitment to a more peaceful world, we will be exchanging anonymous gifts. We invite you to participate in this exchange and bring a personal wrapped gift that you would like to share with a random person (it could be a book, CD, DVD or particular item that has significance for you).
We can't wait to see you December 26th in the evening, at the Markaz Holiday Party!!!
P.S: Regarding your year-end contribution, you can make your check to The Markaz/MPV and mail it to our address below, or check off one of the below membership levels.
5998 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90035
- December 26, 2015 at 8pm – December 27, 2015
- The Markaz, 5998 W. Pico Blvd LA 90035
- $5.00 USD
- 2 people are going