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Date(s) - February 22, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Grand Ballroom, Lory Student Center


Presented by CSU’s Arabic Culture and Language Club

Graphic with image of Amal Kassir performing poetry.With the support of the Department of English and the Office of International Student & Scholar Services, the Arabic Culture and Language Club of CSU is thrilled to host international activist and poet Amal Kassir on Wednesday, February 22 at the Lory Student Center Ballrooms C & D at 6:00 PM.

Amal Kassir started as a slam poet with Denver’s Minor Disturbance youth poetry team who collectively took the crown at Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Festival in 2012. She has since performed in 12 countries and 100+ venues ranging from orphanages to refugee camps to youth prisons to churches to schools. She is a two times TEDx Speaker, known for her work, The Muslim on the Airplane. In 2018, she spoke in Geneva at the United Nations in support of women who have been wrongfully imprisoned & tortured in Syria. Amal is the founder of the Writing Hour and House of Amal, both of which were born from the isolation and need for guidance during the darkness of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This event is made possible by ASCSU, the Immigrant & Refugee Center of Northern Colorado, the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and the Program of International Studies.