MoMA PS1 presents an intergenerational storytelling project with Malikah, a global grassroots collective of women committed to building safety and power through healing justice, self-defense, and financial literacy. Imagined specifically for the Homeroom space, this installation brings together ten women from Little Egypt and the North African community in Astoria, Queens to weave together stories of migration and belonging, as told through personal narratives, archives, objects, and photographs. Facilitated in collaboration with local community leader and founder of Malikah, Rana Abdelhamid, the installation will offer a lens into this thriving Queens community in a moment of rapid gentrification and change.
Malikah is a global collective of women committed to building safety and power for themselves and their communities. Over the past ten years, they have created healing spaces and trained over 20,000 women in 20 cities across the globe in self-defense, economic empowerment, and organizing. Together, they are building a global grassroots movement to amplify every woman’s power.