Calling All Artists for Cafe Finjan 2012

The Jewish Muslim Community Building Initiative is looking for artists for the upcoming Cafe Finjan on Thursday, March 15, 2012. This year’s Cafe Finjan will feature art that explores the theme “New Roots Chicago: Digging our past and branching into our future.” The experiences of nurturing a home, and tensions between uprooting and rerooting in the Chicagoland area will be the key issue for the 2012 annual Jewish/Muslim performing arts event.

Jewish and Muslim poets, singer-songwriters, storytellers, comedians, actors, dancers, bands, visual artists or filmmakers can apply today! We encourage both professional and nonprofessional artists to apply.

Send an email to no later than Wednesday, February 1st. Include your name, contact information (phone and email), a description of your performance piece, samples of your art (mp3s, links, videos, photos) if possible, and the community (Jewish or Muslim) with which you identify.

For more information visit:

WHAT: “New Roots Chicago: Digging our past and branching into our future”

WHEN: Thursday, March 15, 2012. Doors open at 6pm (subject to change)

WHERE: Columbia College, Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash, Chicago

SPONSORED BY: The Jewish Muslim Community Building Initiative

Café Finjan 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, social justice and civil rights in a domestic context.