Amer Zahr

Amer Zahr is an Arab-American comedian, speaker, writer, and adjunct professor at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. He has headlined packed houses at New York City’s world-famous Carnegie Hall and the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.  He is the founder of producer of the “1001 Laughs Ramallah Comedy Festival,” a production in Palestine, as well as the annual “1001 Laughs Dearborn Comedy Festival” in Dearborn, Michigan, in partnership with the Arab American National Museum. He is also the producer, writer, and star of “We’re Not White,” a documentary that takes a comedic and informative approach to the Arab-American struggle to get a box on the United States Census Form. Amer is the author of the well-read blog “The Civil Arab,” as well as his first book, “Being Palestinian Makes Me Smile.” Amer holds an MA in Middle East Studies and a JD (law degree), both from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He writes and speaks widely on political and social affairs, and has appeared on CNN, Fox, MSNBC, and Al-Jazeera.
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Remembering Salah Ajarma, our beloved brother

On July 14th, Playgrounds for Palestine joined friends and family to remember Salah Ajarma, our dear friend, comrade, and brother who passed away in April 2021. Salah was an integral member of PfP and over the years he became family to all of us. He was a man of integrity, passion, and unwavering commitment to

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