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Art Against Oppression: artist and activist Remi Kanazi in Berkeley

Monday, December 10, 2012
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Tom Pessah
Location Details:
2801 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley

UC Berkeley's Students for Justice in Palestine is excited to invite you to "Poetry & Art as Resistance to Oppression," a performance by spoken word artist and activist Remi Kenazi happening THIS MONDAY (Nov. 12th) @ 7pm @ Mudraker's Cafe! 2801 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley.

The performance will be followed by a talk back and Q&A session. If you have any questions on the BDS movement, on art & activism, etc, make sure to come through and ask! :)

If you've heard this man speak before, you knowwww you can never get enough! And if you've never heard his work before, check out (youtube link below) his newest work that "tackles the multitude of ways Israel attempts to normalize its policies and whitewash its crimes against Palestinians" (Jadiliyya, 2012).

"Normalize This!" >>
Remi Kanazi is a poet, writer, and activist based in New York City. He is the author of Poetic Injustice: Writings on Resistance and Palestine, the editor of Poets For Palestine, and an organizing committee member for USACBI (the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel). For more of his work, you can visit or follow him on twitter: @Remroum.

Additional Praise for Poetic Injustice:

"There is more truth, and perhaps finally more news, in Remi Kanazi's poems than the pages of your daily newspaper or the sterile reports flashed across your screens."
-CHRIS HEDGES, Pulitzer Prize winner and Nation Institute senior fellow.

"Some poetry is meant to make you sit in quiet contemplation. Not so with Remi Kanazi's. Read his words out loud for yourself and your friends. Let their compassionate anger, their intricate dance of ideas, their unflinching witness, wash over you, dance with you, pick you up, and spur you to action." -ALI ABUNIMAH, Co-founder of Electronic Intifada and author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse

"I am proud to have Remi Kanazi as a partner-in-rhyme in our global struggle for peace & justice...his words resonate on paper just as much as his unforgettable delivery does in person!" -OMAR OFFENDUM Syrian hip hop artist and producer
Added to the calendar on Sat, Nov 10, 2012 12:16PM
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