Temescal Arts Center by Nicole Hoffschneider

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Access to public funding by Californians for the Arts has helped Oakland’s Temescal Arts Center fund the monthly program "Dabke with Us!" which has taught dabke to hundreds of Bay Area residents - both Arab and non-Arab, spreading awareness of Palestinian culture and heritage to all who attend. It's been a great program for people from the culture to learn and practice their folk dance, but also to spread knowledge about the culture to those outside of it. Ultimately, it brings us all together and gives us a deeper understanding of one another.

Please learn more here: https://www.temescalartcenter.org/dabke.html

Whitney Kear