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We want to grow our community & broaden our reach. 

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afikra's values & Work

At afikra, we are committed to the idea of making our work free and open to all. For us, removing as many barriers to access is essential to build a diverse and vibrant community and to cultivate intellectual curiosity in ourselves and each other.

Over the last four years, afikra's community has grown tremendously. We now have seven chapters all around the world, with many more to come very soon. We have coached over 100 speakers who have delivered brand new presentations to thousands of people in attendance and many more thousands who have streamed the events online.  In order to keep delivering quality coaching, content, and community building we need your help.



While our work relies on the efforts of dozens of volunteers who give their time and ingenuity, we do have expenses that go to ensuring that our volunteers are supported, that the quality of presentations is held to a high standard, and that our presentations can reach as many community members as possible. 

Every contribution to afikra will help sustain free knowledge through our events, our online archive, and other afikra media. Your contributions go towards the technology that helps us operate and capture all of our events making them accessible online; our efforts to support our local chapters and speakers globally; and all efforts to improve the quality of our communal online archive of past presentations . Your donations support this work, and so much more. 

With your help, we at afikra will continue to pursue our mission of cultivating curiosity in Arab history and culture while operating by our core values of keeping afikra free and open to all for our community today, and tomorrow.

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Our Goals For Next Year

Chapters To Date:

 New York, Montreal,  Washington DC, Beirut, Dubai, Bahrain, London.



Amman, Kuwait, Los Angeles, Boston, Saudi Arabia, Paris, Doha


Last year, we coached 70 presenters as they prepared and explored brand new topics.


goal for this year:

120 new afikra Presenters complete our 6-week coaching program and showcase their thought-proving & in-depth presentation at our events and on our website.


Last year, approximately 4,000 people attended afikra events globally - with tens of thousands of people engaging with our videos and content online.



6,000 people attend afikra events in person and we improve the quality and availability of afikra multimedia so that even more viewers can engage with our written, visual, and audio content online.


Can you help us reach our goals?

SUGGESTED Donation Levels

Please feel free to donate at any level you feel comfortable.  However, we have a few different suggested amounts. As tokens of our appreciation, we hope you enjoy our custom afikra gifts. 

  • Fan  - $50 (afikra Sticker & Pin Pack)
  • Supporter - $125 (afikra Tote Bag, Stickers, & Pin Pack)
  • Backer - $250 (Limited Edition Art Print, afikra Tote Bag, Stickers & Pin Pack)
  • Champion - $1000 (Customized Swag Bag + Recognized on our Website)
  • Patron - $2500 (Customized Swag Bag + Recognized on our Website)