Adalah-NY presents

We Teach Life: Rafeef Ziadah, with Phil Monsour

Join critically acclaimed Palestinian spoken-word artist Rafeef Ziadah for the NYC release of her new album, We Teach Life. The evening will feature a powerful selection of Rafeef's poetry in her signature performance style, with original music compositions from Phil Monsour.

Tickets ($5–$15 sliding scale): https://we-teach-life.eventbrite.com 

"Rafeef’s poetry demands to be heard." – Ken Loach

"Sometimes anger provokes truth: bare, free, not to be stifled or evaded. Sometimes anger, indignation, despair, full blown love of the life of one’s people, one’s own land and planet, can bring fierce flower to the poet’s heart. Then we are blessed with passionate words of resistance that can become the foundation of prophecy. A change for which there is no turning back. Such is the case of this poet." – Alice Walker

Rafeef Ziadah is a Palestinian performance poet and human rights activist based in London. Her performances of her poems ‘We Teach Life, Sir’ and ‘Shades of Anger’ went viral online within days of their release. Since the debut of her first album, Hadeel, Rafeef has toured many countries, and in 2012 she was chosen to represent Palestine at the Southbank Centre Poets Olympiad.

Phil Monsour is a singer/songwriter whose music explores complex issues of identity, solidarity, and politics. Based in Brisbane, Phil has extensive performing and recording experience as a solo performer and with his bands, the Phil Monsour Band, the Cutters, and Popproperly.

Organized by Adalah-NY: The New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel. Cosponsored by The New School Students for Justice in Palestine.

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In response to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's executive order requiring New York State agencies to divest from a blacklist of companies and organizations supporting BDS, Adalah-NY, as part of the Freedom To Boycott, NY State Coalition, will bring our concerns right to his doorstep.

March to Governor Cuomo’s home in Mount Kisco to demand he rescind unconstitutional executive order that blacklists institutions that support BDS.



All Out! Thursday, June 9th at 5:30
Gov. Cuomo's Office: 633 3rd Avenue between 40th and 41st St.

Tell Gov. Cuomo: We will proudly continue to stand for justice and boycott Israel until it complies with international law and respects Palestinian human rights!

State-sanctioned backlash against the movement for Palestinian human rights has reached a new low: Gov. Cuomo just signed a McCarthyite executive order requiring state agencies to divest from organizations that support the Palestinian call to boycott companies profiting from, or cultural or academic iinstitutions complicit in, Israel's oppression of the Palestinian people. Furthermore, the order requires the creation of a publicly available blacklist of all companies and institutions that support the movement.

Boycott is a time-honored tool of communities across the globe. Cuomo’s move is blatantly unconstitutional and is shamelessly designed to attack the movement for Palestinian human rights.

Please join us! Tell Gov. Cuomo: We will continue to stand for justice and boycott Israel until the Palestinian people achieve freedom, justice, and equality. We will continue to boycott Israel because it is the right thing to do.


"A Diamond Is Forever" but Apartheid Has to End!

Join Adalah-NY in front of occupation-profiteer Lev Leviev's diamond store in NYC to demand Leviev stop taking Palestinians' land, rights, and lives!  

This Valentine's shopping season join us in supporting Palestinians as they shake off Leviev's practices of hate.      

There'll be parodies, signs, chanting. Featuring musical accompaniment by the Rude Mechanical Orchestra.


Launch Party to Amplify the
Cultural Boycott of Israel in NYC

Suhel and Tamer Nafar of DAM, Tamar-kali,
Sonny Singh, 
Daro Behroozi
and legendary oud virtuoso
Simon Shaheen with Firas Zreik
DJ Myrto Joyce

Saturday November 14 @ 7:30PM
Verso Books Loft, 20 Jay St., DUMBO, Brooklyn
Tickets: palestinecalling.bpt.me


City Winery, 155 Varick Street, between Vandam & Spring Streets
Friday, October 16, 6:30–8 PM

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As Israel escalates its assault on the Palestinian people, join Adalah-NY and respond to the call from the Palestinian BDS National Committee! Support the cultural boycott of Israel!

Join Adalah-NY and friends on Friday October 16 to protest a concert by Israeli musician Idan Raichel, an enthusiastic promoter of the Israeli army and supporter of the Israeli government. With chants and music by NYC’s Rude Mechanical Orchestra, we'll tell City Winery and NYC cultural institutions, art should be for liberation, not for whitewashing occupation!