Calling Muslim & Jewish Artists! Cafe Finjan 2011 Coming Soon


WHEN: March 17th, 6:00-10:00 p.m.

WHERE: University of Illinois Chicago (UIC)


Are you a Muslim or Jewish artist who believes in the transformative power of art? Showcase your talent at Café Finjan 2011! The theme of this year’s Café Finjan is “Chicago Crossroads,” emphasizing the crossroads we face in the city’s political scene, as well as the crossroads of ethnicities, cultures and religions that make our city great.

Jewish and Muslim poets, singer-songwriters, storytellers, humorists, dancers, or visual artists: apply today! Submissions from both professional and non-professional artists are encouraged.

Send an email to no later than Friday, February 25th.  Include your name, contact information (phone and email), a description of your performance piece, and with which community (Jewish or Muslim) you identify, as well as samples of your art (mp3s, links, videos, photos).

Café Finjan is an annual event which provides a common space that fosters relationships between Jews and Muslims through art. The intent is to explore our experiences as minorities, immigrants, and people of faith. We seek to develop a shared agenda of pluralism, respect, and civil rights in a domestic context.

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Café Finjan is brought to you by the Jewish Muslim Community Building Initiative

Presented by: Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA) | Council for the Advancement of Muslim

Professionals (CAMP–Chicago) | Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR–Chicago) | Interfaith

Youth Core (IFYC) | Inner-city Muslim Action Network (IMAN) | Hillel at Loyola | UIC Muslim

Student Association | UIC Hillel

“Finjan,” a word in both Arabic and Hebrew, is a metal pot for brewing coffee in the traditional Middle Eastern style, not only in the home, but also on a campfire, around which friends gather for warmth.