Thursday night, an event that has taken years to arrange will finally come to fruition on UNC’s campus.
The UNC Students for Justice in Palestine has commissioned world-renowned poet and activist Remi Kanazi to engage the UNC community in a discourse on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
“We’ve been trying to get him for years now, so we’re really excited he’s coming,” said junior and SJP member Layla Quran. “He’s not just a spoken word artist — he’s an activist.”
Go to the slam
When: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Manning Hall 209
More info: http://on.fb.me/1fsQCJ6
Kanazi has traveled throughout the Middle East, North America and Europe condemning the maltreatment of Palestinians under Israeli occupation. He has also been featured on Al Jazeera English and BBC Radio, and he has shared the stage with other notable activists such as Alice Walker and Angela Davis.
Senior Omar Kashef, a member of SJP’s executive board, said the organization wanted to bring in an internationally-renowned poet to discuss the issue.