Arab Women's Group Unfairly Subjected to Media Witch Hunt

This post, written by Marti1704, originally appeared on Brave New Films

Somewhere in Brooklyn, NY there is an organization dedicated to teaching leadership skills and educating young women in community organizing, art and media skills. The goal of this incredible organization is to empower these young, and let's face it, most likely over looked young women to become leaders in their own communities. Somewhere in this organization there is a young Majora Carter on the verge of being a community activist; the next Maya Lin is learning her craft; more than a few young women are discovering their power. Sounds like an incredible group, right? How could anyone want to bring them down? In a show of what can only be considered racism at it's worst, this organization became the center of a controversy that began in August of this year. You see the previously mentioned group is Arab Women Active in the Arts and Media (AWAAM). This summer the group, made t-shirts that said Intifada NYC.

Intifada: Arabic translation - shaking off.

Close minded, post 9/11, typical reactionary racist translation: OMG, they're going to kill us all!

And so the witch hunt began.

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