SAC Speaks Lecture Series: Amal Kassir

Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building, Charles Johnson Theater

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Amal Kassir is a Muslim woman, born and raised in Denver, Colorado, to a German-Iowan mother and a Syrian father. She is an international spoken word poet, having performed in 10 countries and more than 45 cities. She has conducted workshops, given lectures, and recited her poetry in venues ranging from youth prisons, to orphanages to refugee camps to universities to churches to community spaces for the public. She designed her own undergraduate degree called ‘Community Programming in Social Psychology’ and she is a major proponent in education and building individual agency in particularly under-served and vulnerable populations, especially through writing. She hopes to take part in the global effort for literacy in war-struck areas and refugee camps, Insha’Allah.

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