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City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, located in our neighborhood at 40 West North Avenue, is the permanent home for City of Asylum programming and the arts. It is a home for diverse voices from around the globe – a place where Pittsburgh meets the world and the world meets Pittsburgh. To view all of the events that are scheduled, or to register for any of the events, visit the Alphabet City website.
Midnight in Cairo by Raphael Cormack: Live Reading & Conversation
Sunday, March 21 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm
Author Raphael Cormack’s newest work Midnight in Cairo, is a vibrant portrait of the talented and entrepreneurial women who defined an era in one of the world’s most multicultural cities, twentieth-century Cairo. Buffeted by crosswinds of colonialism and nationalism, conservatism and liberalism, “religious” and “secular” values, patriarchy and feminism, this new generation of ‘celebrities’ offered a new vision for women in Egypt and throughout the Middle East, unveiling the rich histories of independent, enterprising women in a time marked by excess and unheard-of freedom of expression. Raphael Cormack will be joined in conversation by award winning Egyptian choreographer and composer Adham Hafez for a live discussion and audience Q&A.