The Getty Villa’s “Nubia: Jewels of Ancient Sudan”

October 12, 2022–April 3, 2023 / Los Angeles, California

For nearly 3,000 years a series of kingdoms flourished in ancient Nubia (present-day southern Egypt and northern Sudan). The region was rich in sought-after resources such as gold and ivory and its trade networks reached Egypt, Greece, Rome, and central Africa. This exhibition presents highlights from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s extensive collection of Nubian objects and features superbly crafted jewelry, metalwork, and sculpture exhibiting the wealth and splendor of Nubian society.

The Nubian Foundation served as consultants for Opening Night, College Night, and Public Programs.

Radio Show for Fjärde Världen

January 31, 2022 / Stockholm, Sweden

The Fourth World Magazine, “Fjärde Världen,” is about the Indigenous Peoples and ethnic minorities. It is also a cultural magazine against war and racism. We want to cooperate with organizations in other countries than Sweden.

“Mona Sherif Nelson on Nubians and the Nubian kingdom”

Shunpike’s Artists of Color Expo & Symposium

May 15, 2021 / Seattle, WA

Nubian Foundation Director Nabra Nelson performs original poetry and an excerpt from her play Nubian Stories.

The University of Michigan’s Fourth Annual MLK Day Lecture: “Decolonizing Methods: Nubia and the Politics of Knowledge”

February 8, 2021 / Ann Arbor, MI

Nubian Foundation Co-Directors Mona Sherif-Nelson and Nabra Nelson perform original poetry and traditional Nubian folktales.

Cosponsored by: The Center for Middle Eastern & North African Studies, Global Islamic Studies Center, African Studies Center, Department of Sociology, The University Library

Watch Mona Sherif-Nelson’s performance:

Rachel Corrie Foundations’ Shuruq 4.5 Writing Showcase

October 12, 2020 / Olympia, WA

Watch the performance [starting at 24:00]

The Scratch’s In Pencil: Staged Readings

August 20-22, 2019 / Seattle, WA

Charles Allis Art Museum’s Sarah’s Salon: VOICES FREED! Playwright Reading Series

September 10, 2018 / Milwaukee, WI

Renaissance Theaterworks’ Br!NK New Play Festival

August 2-5, 2018 / Milwaukee, WI

A performance of a reading of NUBIAN Stories at Renaissance Theaterworks’ Br!NK Festival (Photo by Renaissance Theaterworks; Actress Krystal Drake)