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'Justice Brilliance' features Muslim poets

04-14-2011


“Justice Brilliance” features Mark Gonzales and Remi Kanazi.
Issues facing the Middle East will be explored in poetry and readings during “Justice Brilliance,” a performance featuring Remi Kanazi and Mark Gonzales at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in Del Norte Hall room 1004.

Tickets are available at the door. General admission is $15, students with ID are $5 each.

Kanazi is a poet, writer and activist. The performance is part of his Poetic Injustice book release tour. He is the editor of Poets For Palestine, 2008 and he has appeared at venues in New York City and the Middle East, most recently appearing in the Palestine Festival of Literature.

Gonzales, a Mexican and a Muslim, is an HBO Def Poet. His work is described as Khalil Gibran meets Pablo Neruda in a lyrical break dance cipher. He has appeared at Palestinian refugee camps in Jordan, universities in Beirut and foster homes in Portugal, as well as in cities across the Americas.

The performance is sponsored by Sacramento State’s Middle East Cultural Association. For more information, contact Professor Ayad Al Qazzaz at (916) 278-6267 or alqazzaz@csus.edu. For media assistance, call the University’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.