Zawaya is a non-profit organization that seeks to contribute to the multicultural discourse of the Bay Area with the Arab arts. Zawaya means “aspects” or “corners”, suggesting the many art forms to be discovered and enjoyed in Arab culture. It was founded in 2003 by Nabila Mango and Haya Shawwa Ben Halim, two Arab-American women who recognized that the challenges faced by the Arab-American community in the Bay Area requires a creative response. With Zawaya, they sought to give the Arab community a voice, including a musical one. Aiming to address stereotypes and misconceptions, Zawaya offers an authentic image of Arab Americans and their rich civilization, which can only be a source of strength for American society. To learn more about Zawaya, please visit www.zawaya.org. ZAWAYA is a tax- exempt, tax-deductible organization with 501(C)(3) status.
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San Mateo CA 94403
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ZAWAYA’s Executive Committee:
Nabila Mango, Executive Director
Duraid Musleh, President
Haya Shawwa Ben Halim, Vice-president
Jose Antonio Nasser, Treasurer
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