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Work and Media

Throughout the years, I have given several interviews, and participated in different projects in Cleveland and abroad. I have been featured in WEWS Channel 5, Fox 8, WKYC 3, Roya TV in Jordan, AlJazeera English, Spectrum News, The National, The Plain Dealer, Miami Herald, and more. 

I have also been asked to speak in different universities, events, and platforms. I have given speeches in Kent State University, Cleveland State University, The City Club of Cleveland, Cleveland Public Theatre, Ohio Guidestone, and The Centers of Ohio. I have also given speeches for the Arab America Foundation Connect Summit in 2021 and 2022. 

In April 2023, I was invited to attend the first ever congressional luncheon for National Arab American Heritage Month in the Library of Congress. I was also invited to special White House Briefing for Arab American Leaders to commemorate National Arab American Heritage Month. My work with the Arab America Foundation for NAAHM, has led to the Cleveland Cavaliers to officially celebrate NAAHM in April 2021 during one of their home games. 

I also published two poetry collections; "Delirium" and "Pandemic! The Delirious Variant."

You can purchase my books by clicking on the titles above.

 

My book "Pandemic! The Delirious Variant" reached top 6 in Best Selling Middle Eastern Poetry in September 2022. 

2023 

25 Under 35 Movers and Shakers Award 
The Cleveland 20/30 Professional Club

Interview with Arts Midwest

For the Community, by the Community: Mizna and Masrah

National Arab American Heritage Month Article for This is Cleveland

CELEBRATE NATIONAL ARAB AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH IN CLEVELAND

2022 

Voyage Ohio Magazine Interview

Life & Work with Omar Kurdi

Spectrum News Feature

Cleveland networking group advances the careers of local Arab Americans

Kunafa & Shay Podcast Interview

Creating the Change: Featuring Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi

2021 

40 Under 40 Award

Crain's Cleveland Business Magazine

Ammon News Feature (Arabic)

Kurdi Selected as one of 40 Under 40 Leaders in Cleveland

UNRWA Feature

Honoring Nouar Hijazi: Palestine refugee, educator, poet

2020

Notable Immigrant Award

Crain's Cleveland Business Magazine

Interview with The National

'A lot of our problems are very similar': the Arab-Americans taking their stories to the stage

The City Club of Cleveland Panel

Staging Transformation: Art as Social Activism

Performance for The Kennedy Center

Dream Rust Workshop (A Hypothesis Project)

40 Under 40 Award

Arab America Foundation

Ammon News Feature (Arabic)

Kurdi Selected as one of 40 Under 40 Influential Arab Americans

2019

Participation in Borderlight International Theatre Festival

CPT’S INTERNATIONAL ENSEMBLE PROJECTS

World Premiere of "Dream of Home"

Cleveland Public Theatre & Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi Present DREAM OF HOME

2018

Interview with Ideastream

'Dream of Home حلم وطن' Marks Cleveland Arabic Theatre Debut

2017

Interview with WKYC 3

International students called for unprecedented welcome to Cleveland

2016

The Civil Arab Op-Ed

We Arabs Are Complicated

The Plain Dealer Op-Ed

Road to success begins with believing in yourself: Omar Kurdi

The Plain Dealer Op-Ed

Why Ohio should open its doors to refugees: Omar Kurdi

Interview with Miami Herald

After dismal year, many Muslims look to Christmas for joy

2015

Interview with Roya TV (Arabic)

Interview to discuss my participation in the Jordanian Expatriate Conference

Interview with Masrawi (Arabic)

Feature to discuss the fundraising campaign I led (Cleveland for Syria)

Interview with Roya News (Arabic)
Feature to discuss the fundraising campaign I led (Cleveland for Syria)

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