Thrilled to Announce Guest Musician Mai Khoi!

We are thrilled to announce that performing artist, musician, and activist Mai Khoi will perform at our Artist Spotlight Event on December 4. 

After rising to musical stardom in Vietnam in 2010, Mai Khoi became increasingly uncomfortable submitting her work to government censors. Hoping to change the system from within, Mai Khoi nominated herself to run in the National Assembly elections on a pro-democracy platform, sparking a nationwide debate about political participation. Her music and activism led to police raiding her concerts and detaining her for questioning. She had to leave Vietnam, but continues to lead efforts to promote freedom of artistic expression in her home country while living in exile in the US. Check out this great video about her band Mai Khoi and the Dissidents! 

Our amazing and inspiring lineup also includes comedian Mohanad Elshieky, journalist Arzu Yıldız, and writer Hammadi Khelifi. Mohanad will treat us to his hilarious standup. Arzu Yıldız will share her bold work and talk about the cost of freedom after she lost everything for reporting on government corruption and illegal arms dealing in Turkey. Writer and activist Hammadi Khelifi will talk about his writing during the Tunisian uprising. 

Get your tickets today! Register here to access the Zoom link. Tickets are sliding scale with a $25 suggested price, and an option to make an additional tax-deductible donation to help us carry this important work into the new year. 

We can’t wait to see you there!