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Barring Who We Are: Prison from Turtle Island to Palestine
May 25, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Discussion panel to be followed by moderated discussion. Free and open to all.
MBEI BABOU JOBE was born in the Gambia and experienced refugee detention at Central Nova Scotian Correctional Facility. He is an artist, public speaker, and a soon to be father.
EL JONES is a spoken word artist, teacher, and activist. She was the Poet Laureate of Halifax from 2013-2015 and 2015 fellow of the prestigious International Writing Program in Iowa. She is a two-time national slam poetry champion and has performed, lectured, and taught nationally and internationally. El is a dedicated prisoner-solidarity, grassroots community activist, and the new Nancy’s Chair in Women’s Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University.
YAZAN KHADER is a Palestinian organizer based in Halifax. He is active in the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement and a member of Students for Justice in Palestine at Dalhousie University.
Lindsay Children’s Room, Halifax Central Library
Thursday May 25, 2017