NYC Arab Student Gala
Dec
12
7:00 pm19:00

NYC Arab Student Gala

Turath, the Undergraduate Arab Students' Association at Columbia University, is excited to welcome you to the second annual Arab Student Gala. Hosted at Columbia, and building off the success of last year's gala, we aim to bring together Arab students and students interested in the Arab world from all over the New York City area (and beyond!) to connect over dancing, music, and, of course, food! The end goal is that these connections can lead to later collaboration on activities and events on our respective campuses.

Semi-formal or formal attire is encouraged. Dinner will be served.

Tickets are $10 ahead of time and $15 at the door and can be purchased from the following link: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10054025

HOME: Films from Iran and the Arab World
Nov
11
Nov 15

HOME: Films from Iran and the Arab World

CU Turath and CISA: Columbia Iranian Students Association proudly present: 

***HOME - Stories of Social Commentary in Cinema of the Arab World & Iran.***

Our goal is to present films that are representative of a vast array of cultural, social, and political identities, and raise awareness about regional issues and their cinematic reflections and reverberations in relation to our central theme. 

RECIPIENT of the Kraft Family Fund for Intercultural & Interfaith Awareness, and cosponsored by the Office of the University Chaplain.

Wednesday, November 11: Children of Heaven by Majid Majidi, Iran. Milbank 328, 7:30pm

Thursday, November 12: Women Without Men by Shirin Neshat, Iran. Held Auditorium, Barnard Hall, 8:00pm.

Friday, November 13: Four Women of Egypt by Tahani Rached, Egypt. Milbank 328, 7:30pm. This screening will be accompanied by remarks and a facilitated discussion by Dr. Moneera Al-Ghadeer, Visiting Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature, MESAAS.

Saturday, November 14: Where Do We Go Now? by Nadine Labaki, Lebanon. Krueger Lecture Hall, Milbank, 6:30pm.

The screenings are completely free and open to the public, and purely in the interest of promulgating Arab and Iranian culture and its various related issues across geographies.

Hookah on Low 2015
Oct
10
6:00 pm18:00

Hookah on Low 2015

Hookah night is an annual event held by Turath to provide a traditional social and cultural experience to Columbia University students. Hookahs/Argilehs will be available all night. Everyone 18 years or older is welcome, so bring your friends!

Complimentary mint tea and music will be provided!

Please note that we're admitting at the entrance and the event is cash only [$30 per hookah] and 18+. We will take up to 3 people per table for $10 each, so bring your friends!

Queer Identity and Sexuality in the Arab Community
Oct
7
6:00 pm18:00

Queer Identity and Sexuality in the Arab Community

In recognition of Queer Awareness Month at Columbia University , Turath will be hosting an open discussion about queer identity and sexuality in the Arab community. This event is aimed at creating a more understanding Arab community on campus, one that is able to support the diversity within by exploring power, privilege, and oppression specifically as it relates to gender and sexuality. This event will provide foundational knowledge about the LGBTQ community (including identifying and defining important terms in English and Arabic) and arm students with the knowledge to explore and understand diverse queer and trans identities, experiences, and communities.

Students Organize for Syria @ MoMA
Sep
26
5:00 pm17:00

Students Organize for Syria @ MoMA

Meet Students Organize for Syria team in Hamilton 313 to discuss potential action regarding Syria on Columbia's campus. Then, head down with us to the MoMA to view a screening of Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait, which is part of the exhibit Films from Here: Recent Views from the Arab World. The movie is a montage of the devastation in Syrian city of Homs. You can read more about it here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3675466/

Please book your ticket from the link below. You can also meet us at the MoMA at 6pm, when the screening will start. If you are unable to make it at this date, you can also watch the alternative screening at the MoMA on Monday, 28th of September at 4pm. 

If you would like to get in contact with Students Organize for Syria to talk about the crisis and suggest further action on campus, we invite you to write to us at: columbia@organize4syria.com and we can arrange a date to meet and talk further.

INSAN Film Series
Nov
10
Nov 14

INSAN Film Series

CU Turath, the Iranian Students Association, and the Turkish Club proudly present: 

***INSAN - Stories of Social Commentary in Cinema of the Arab World, Turkey, & Iran.***

RECIPIENT of the Kraft Family Fund for Intercultural & Interfaith Awareness, and cosponsored by the Office of the University Chaplain and the Nawaya Network

Join Turath, CISA, and the Turkish Club the week of November 10th for a weeklong film series. Our goal is to present films that are representative of a vast array of cultural, social, and political identities, and raise awareness about regional issues and their cinematic reflections and reverberations in relation to our central theme. "Insan," a word common to all three languages of Arabic, Persian, and Turkish, refers to man and encompasses the metaphorical and philosophical issues that concern the human race and mankind, used in a variety of contexts.

The screenings are completely free and open to the public, and purely in the interest of promulgating Arab, Iranian, and Turkish culture and its various related issues across geographies. 

Please see below for a full schedule of events:

Monday, November 10: THE RETURN TO HOMS by Talal Derki, Syria. Held Auditorium, Barnard Hall, 8:30PM. Cosponsored by Students Organized for Syria.

Tuesday, November 11: WADJDA by Haifaa al-Mansour, Saudi Arabia, with remarks and Q&A moderation by Sociology Department Chair Karen Barkey. Milbank 328, 8:00pm.

Wednesday, November 12: Academy Award winner A SEPARATION by Asghar Farhadi, Iran. Math 312, 8:00pm.

Thursday, November 13: THE BUTTERFLY'S DREAM by Yilmaz Erdogan, Turkey. Hamilton 602, 8:00pm.

Friday, November 14: ALI ZAOUA by Nabil Ayouch, Morocco. Cosponsored by the Nawaya Network with remarks by Founder Zeina Saab. Math 312, 8:00pm.

NY Area Student Gala
Oct
17
7:30 pm19:30

NY Area Student Gala

  • Lerner Hall

Turath, the Undergraduate Arab Students' Association is excited to welcome you to its first annual Gala Dinner. Hosted at Columbia, we aim to bring together students from all over the New York City area (and beyond!) to connect and collaborate on activities and events on their respective campuses. There will be dancing, music, and, of course, lots of food!

Hookah on Low
Oct
2
10:00 pm22:00

Hookah on Low

Join CU Turath for a night of hookah on Low Plaza! We will be providing hookahs by the west fountain for rent in the event area, starting at $10 per person in a group of 3, in addition to $15 per person in a group of 2 and $20 individually.

Complimentary mint tea and music will be provided!

We look forward to seeing you there and turning this into an annual tradition at Columbia!

Please note that we're admitting at the entrance and the event is cash only and 18+.