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Arab Student Aid International
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Arab Student Aid International, as a non-profit, non-political , and tax-exempt educational organization, is part of the process of building the human resources and the development of highly specialized and qualified scholars being undertaken in the Arab States with the objective of  enhancing social and economic and peace progress.

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Arabian Sights Film Festival
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The Arabian Sights Film Festival showcases films that demonstrate the range and commitment of directors who invariably manage to tell moving stories while exploring issues facing their region. The Arabian Sights Audience Award will be awarded to the film voted most popular by the audience. New this year is the Arabian Sights Jury Award. Four films deserving of increased recognition have been selected and a winner will be determined by a jury of film professionals. All films in this series are Washington, DC premieres, including two American premieres and a World premiere. All films have English subtitles.

Busboys and Poets


Busboys and Poets Tribal StatementBusboys and Poets is a community where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted…a place to take a deliberate pause and feed your mind, body and soul…a space for art, culture and politics to intentionally collide…we believe that by creating such a space we can inspire social change and begin to transform our community and the world.
About Busboys and Poets
Busboys and Poets is a community gathering place. First established in 2005, Busboys and Poets was created by owner Anas “Andy” Shallal, an Iraqi-American artist, activist and restaurateur. After opening the flagship location at 14th and V Streets, NW (Washington, DC), the neighboring residents and the progressive community embraced Busboys, especially activists opposed to the Iraq War. Busboys and Poets is now located in four distinctive neighborhoods in the Washington Metropolitan area and is a community resource for artists, activists, writers, thinkers and dreamers.

Why the name?
The name Busboys and Poets refers to American poet Langston Hughes, who worked as a busboy at the Wardman Park Hotel in the 1920s, prior to gaining recognition as a poet. BUSBOYS @ 14TH & V
2021 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
(202) 387-7638BUSBOYS @ 5TH & K
1025 5th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
4251 S. Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA 22206
5331 Baltimore Ave. Hyattsville, MD 20781
(301) 779-2787BUSBOYS @ Brookland
625 Monroe St NE, Washington, DC 20017
(202) 636-7230

BUSBOYS @ Takoma
235 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC 20012
(202) 726-0856

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