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Words for Falastin: fundraiser for Rafah

March 3 3:00 pm 5:00 pm

With hearts broken and malleable grief we invite you to gather with us as we speak prayers, songs, offerings for the liberation of the land of Palestine. As we tend to this fire and keep the underground waterway open and wide. All funds gathered at this event will be sent directly to our friends and kin in Rafah. No one turned away for lack of funds. 

Purchase tickets here!

Donations also accepted at the door (paypal or cash)

Doors open at 2:30pm

Haneen Sabbah 
Sara Abusheikh
Def Sound
Isaac Michael Ybarra
meital yaniv

Photo by Haneen Sabbah from a recent gathering for Gaza. 


Haneen Sabbah Palestinian peace activist from Gaza, writer, organiser.



hi! i’m sara abusheikh, a palestinian based in los angeles. i built my life around garments: the making and altering of them. that’s how i make myself known to (or hide from) most people. but i have a second passion: i am obsessed by trauma and its consequences — both individual and collective. really, i always have been. but, in 2014, i survived a violent crime and a subsequent years-long journey of bargaining with (and being further traumatized by) america’s legal systems. the experience broke and then formed my world view. it led me to create a short-lived podcast on which i interviewed other survivors of sexual violence, and is the subject of a book i’m writing called, you’re supposed to scream fire. the book has been eight years in the making. i only hope it doesn’t take ten.

my work can be found at www.sara-abusheikh.com or at my instagram, @sara.abusheikh


Def Sound (pronouns they/them/he/hims) is an Afro-Caribbean transdisciplinary artist born and based in South Central LA. Def is a postbinary Grammy Award-considered contemporary hip-hop artist, producer, poet, and award-winning academic. Def is Grammy nominated for their work as a producer on aja monet’s debut album ‘when the poems do what they do’.

Def’s work as a poet has been included in Saul Williams’ Anthology CHORUS, while their music has been featured in LA WEEKLY, LA Record, The L.A. Times, The Frieze Art Fair, the Emmy Nominated Television series Music Diaries, and the Emmy winning Artbound on KCET. Def is currently teaching Hip Hop/Black Critical Theory at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).

IG: @def.sound

Website https://defsoundla.com/


Isaac Michael Ybarra, a visual artist and storyteller, is Tongva, Chumash, and Xicano. Grounded in his ancestral cultivation, he utilizes film, photography, and poetry to amplify decolonization narratives and reclaim Indigenous pedagogies. Through his art, Isaac seeks to challenge the dominance of the human experience and instead honors the interconnectedness of all beings. He embraces the values of Indigenous Futurism to retell the past and present, envisioning a future guided by his community’s stories, visions, and desires.



meital yaniv (b. 1984, Tel-Aviv, israel) is learning how to be in a human form. they do things with words, with moving and still images, with threads, with bodies in front of bodies, with the Earth. they are a death laborer tending to a prayer for the liberation of the land of Palestine and the lands of our bodies. they keep Fires and submerge themselves in Ocean and Sea Water often. yaniv is learning to listen to the Waters, birdsongs, caretakers, and ancestors as they walk as a guest on the home and gathering place of the Cahuilla-ʔívil̃uwenetem Meytémak, Tongva-Kizh Nation, Luiseño-Payómkawichum, and Serrano-Yuhaaviatam/Maarenga’yam.

yaniv is the author of bloodlinesTheymakeofferings through true name collective.

IG: @bloodlines_book