THE BAHEBAK PROJECT
The Bahebak Project is a response to Islamophobia and Anti-Arab Prejudice, providing resources for humanitarian and peace building initiatives.
What started with a bag has quickly become a grassroots movement.
Proceeds from the Bahebak Bag directly support peace building and humanitarian efforts.
All proceeds cover emergency support for new immigrants and direct peace building initiatives, to proactively mitigate future emergency:
Emergency Aid: Welcoming New Immigrants
We are now providing emergency aid to Arabic-speaking families who have recently moved to the U.S. via relief organizations and now do not have access to adequate resources. Our team includes native Arabic speakers. We connect families to ESL classes, jobs, food, clothing, shelter, medical care and help them get engaged with the community. This has begun as a response to urgent requests. If you would like to sponsor, take part in sponsoring, or organize a group to sponsor a family, please contact us. If you're not sure how to get started organizing a group, we can tell you what's worked well so far!
Noor, volunteer interpreter, and her baby Maryam
Optometry exam and getting new glasses.
In the U.S., we conduct Peace and Bridge Building workshops and guest speaking with a diverse array of communities, and teach religious and community leaders how to Change the Conversation.
In the Middle East, we bring together, train and mediate Palestinians, Israelis, and Internationals together in compassionate communication for deep understanding and positive change.
This was recently sent to us from the Mideast International Intensive Training (IIT) in Beit Jala, outside Jerusalem! This 9 day intensive training brings together Israelis, Palestinians, and Internationals in compassionate communication towards deep understanding. We have been mediating for and working with Palestinians, Israelis, and internationals in person and via Skype in peacebuilding. We're thrilled about the possibilities for a more peaceful and just world.
Our art has been popping up in storefront windows to let everyone know they are welcome, on social media in changed profiles, and our bags have been carried by many change makers, spreading love + solidarity everywhere.
Buy a tote bag with the Bahebak image to show the world we stand together for love and solidarity: Click here.