The Josephine Jones Lecture Series, Co-sponsored by the Department of Communications and CommRAP Welcomes Amal Kassir - "I Swear by Humanity". This event is free. Everyone is welcome.
Contact the Department of Communications at 303-492-7306 for more details. Email: Jewel.Gurule@colorado.edu
This talk is a testimony narration infused with poetry about the resilience of humanity and the impetus of mankind. By discussing deep tragedies in a variety of places, Amal Kassir will bring forth the examples of how, despite the wars and injustices, the impetus of mankind is unbreakable, even in the worst conditions. She will draw upon her own travels and experiences, as well as her academic research, to describe what true activism, public service and humanity look like, and how to preserve social justice through the individual.
Amal Kassir is a Muslim Woman, born and raised in Denver, CO to a German-Iowan Mother and a Syrian Father. She is an international spoken word poet, having performed in 10 countries and over 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 underserved 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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