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Hafla En El Barrio: a night of Arab+Latino Solidarity

  • Mayday Space 176 Saint Nicholas Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11237 United States (map)

abajo en español - النسخة العربية أدناه


("hafla" is Arabic for "party" and "en el barrio" is Spanish for "in the hood")

-home-cooked food from Latin America, the Middle East & North Africa
-live music from Radio Jarocho (México), Morocco & beyond
-raffle, kids activities, dance & art-making
-free immigration & housing legal support

Latinx and Arab communities are under attack but don’t always stand together as we seek to defend ourselves, assert our rights and combat hateful rhetoric and policies. Whether it is the Muslim travel ban, the border wall, rescinding DACA, the demonization of refugees, or ICE raids, our communities are being scapegoated and maligned for political reasons while innocent people suffer the consequences. 

This event seeks to serve the needs of both communities by providing information and resources as well as access to organizations working on immigration law and community organizing. We will also learn about commonalities of language, culture, and history between the diverse Arab and Latinx world (including indigenous identities) with live music, dance, a shared meal, and fun activities for kids. We hope to build bonds between us, to enrich our lives and build a more united resistance. 

This event is FREE, family-friendly, and we especially encourage our Arab (Middle Eastern+North African) and Latinx (Oct. 15th is last day of Hispanic Heritage Month!) sisters and brothers to join us. Donations are most welcome to offset costs:

Invite your ppl and send us a message if you wanna help build out this volunteer-run event. 

حفلة في البريو
ليلى للتضامن العرب واللاتينيين
يوم الأحد ١٥ أكتوبر من الساعة ٥ - ٨ 
في ماي داي سبايس

تضامن ثقافي وإتحاد مجتمعاتنا لوقف الاضطهاد والظلم
الحفلة مجانية

سيكون في الحفلة:
طعام بيتي لاتيني وعربي
عروض موسيقية من المكسيك والمغرب وعروض أخرى
ألعاب للأطفال، رقص، وفنون
مساعدة قانونية مجانية للهجرة وحقوق السكن
ألعاب و جوائز

HAFLA EN EL BARRIO: Una Noche de Solidaridad Árabe y Latina

Domingo, 15 de Octubre 5-8pm
**El evento es gratis**

Compartiendo cultura y uniendo nuestras comunidades para enfrentarnos contra la opresión

-Comidas caseras de nuestras comunidades Arabes y de la América Latina
-Música en directo de Radio Jarocho (México), Marruecos, y otras
-Una rifa, actividades para niños, baile y mesas para hacer arte
-Ayuda legal para inmigración y problemas con la vivienda

Earlier Event: October 11
Girls Speak Out!