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Palestinian Night of Rememberance

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Date:
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Time:
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Event Type:
Party/Street Party
Organizer/Author:
UCD SJP Board
Location Details:
University of California Davis
Buehler Alumni Center

THURSDAY MAY 22ND- A Palestinian Night of Remembrance

Buehler Alumni Center @ UCD at 8PM

This night of remembrance will feature the world-renowned Amir Sulaiman and critically acclaimed David Rovics!!! Authentic Palestinian food will be served.

AMIR SULAIMAN is an accomplished poet, activist, recording artist and a 2 time HBO Def Poet. Host and performer for national Breed Love Odyssey Tour with Mos Def and Talib Kweli and special guest on KRS-ONES Hip Hop Lives Tour Amir is quickly gaining the attention of everyone from Kanye West and Russell Simmons (who referred to Amir as "blessed"), to Dave Chapelle. In addition, organizations such as the ACLU, Amnesty International and Jesse Jackson's Rainbow/PUSH Coalition have used Amir's poetry and voice to bring life to multiple campaigns dealing with social justice and art.
Consistently working across the United States and Canada, Amir has shared the stage with artists such as Kanye West, Lauryn Hill, Common , Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Pharoah Monch, Floetry, Black Thought of The Roots, Goapele, Stevie Wonder, The Last Poets, Dead Prez, Ghostface of Wu-Tang Clan, MOP, and more. Amir is currently developing his very own "Cornerstone Folklore" tour followed by more high profile package tours slated for this Summer 2007. FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT AMIR AT AMIRSULAIMAN.COM


DAVID ROVICS has been called the musical voice of the progressive movement in the US. Amy Goodman has called him "the musical version of Democracy Now!" Since the mid-90's Rovics has spent most of his time on the road, playing hundreds of shows every year throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Japan. He and his songs have been featured on national radio programs in the US, Canada, Britain, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Denmark and elsewhere. He has shared the stage regularly with leading intellectuals (Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn), activists (Medea Benjamin, Ralph Nader), politicians (Dennis Kucinich, George Galloway), musicians (Billy Bragg, the Indigo Girls), and celebrities (Martin Sheen, Susan Sarandon). More importantly, he's really good. He will make you laugh, he will make you cry, and he will make the revolution irresistible.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT DAVID ROVICS AT http://WWW.DAVIDROVICS.COM


PLEASE PURCHASE TICKETS IN SOLIDARITY AT
http://WWW.UCDMSA.COM
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