Spoken Word

Nothing Is Normal About An Occupation, Apartheid, Ethnic Cleansing...

Normalize This! Remi Kanazi is a Palestinian-American performance poet and human rights activist based in New York City. His work is launched from a platform of humanism not nationalism. According to Remi,"I’m not a nationalist, I’m not an ethnocentrist. This isn’t about me being a Palestinian or me being an Arab. It’s about a system … Continue reading Nothing Is Normal About An Occupation, Apartheid, Ethnic Cleansing...

'We Teach Life, Sir'

Speak out by Rafeef Ziadah, London. Introduction by Debra Ellis One of Toronto's most captivating spoken word artists is Rafeef Ziadah, a third-generation Palestinian refugee and community organizer. Rafeef Ziadah received an Ontario Arts Council Grant from the ‘Word of Mouth’ program to create her debut album, Hadeel, featuring music from other notable Toronto musicians … Continue reading 'We Teach Life, Sir'

Because We Refuse To End In Violence

March 28, 2003 Following the events of 9/11 the FBI created an Arab American Advisory Committee after hate crimes against people perceived to be "Arab" or "Muslim" increased by 1700%. 1700% Project: Mistaken for Muslim This film is the 2010 recipient of the Grand Prize award for LinkTV's One Chicago, One Nation film competition. Using … Continue reading Because We Refuse To End In Violence