Amer Zahr is a Palestinian-American comedian and political activist.
Zahr was born in Jordan to refugee parents of Palestinian heritage originally from Nazareth, and then moved to the United States when he was three years old. His father is Christian and his mother is Muslim, and he was raised with both traditions in the Philadelphia area.
In 2013, Zahr founded the "1001 Laughs Dearborn Comedy Festival," which continues annually. He wrote "Being a Palestinian Makes Me Smile" and made the documentary We’re Not White, which was released in August 2017.
- "US-Palestinian comedian brings laughter to Ramallah". 9 September 2016.
- "Arabs and African Americans: A Complicated Relationship Between Solidarity and Bigotry - New America Media".
- "Arab American event in Flint offers insight through comedy, food and art".
- "Arab-Muslim comedy finding voice after 9/11".
- "48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit".
- "Inside the house of Omar Mateen, a hateful mass murderer who loved his toddler".
- "Middle Easterners assert their own unique identity". 16 March 2014.
- ""We're Not White" - a film by Amer Zahr". YouTube. 16 August 2017.
- "Film sends note to Census Bureau: Arab Americans are not "white"". Michigan Radio. 29 August 2017.
- "In New Jersey, Arab Americans Rally for Bernie Sanders". Observer. 2016-06-03. Retrieved 2018-06-09.
- Nagl, Kurt. "Dearborn: Arab Americans gear up to vote, defying Trump". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 2018-06-09.
- Jilani2016-03-09T21:32:41+00:00, Zaid JilaniZaid. "Bernie Sanders Won America's Largest Arab Community by Being Open to Them".
- "AMER ZAHR at University of Detroit Mercy". www.udmercy.edu. Retrieved 2018-06-09.
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