W.O.R.D.S and Students for Justice in Palestine Joined Last Night for Voices of Resistance Poetry Slam
W.O.R.D.S and Students for Justice in Palestine collaborated to host the Voices of Resistance poetry slam last night in Alumni Hall. Special guest Remi Kanazi performed throughout the night while introducing the seven other spoken word performers. Topics ranged from Donald Trump, wars in two different countries, being black at Penn State, having a love-hate relationship with America, Nazism, and Palestinian discrimination.
The line “This is my resistance” was said after each performer’s poem to correlate their poetry to their own personal struggles. Kanazi performed six different pieces that all related to Palestine, and the injustices of America.
He taught the audience some history on Palestine, and spoke against the racism, discrimination, and broken system that is made to work against many ethnic groups. The versatility of his poems had the audience laughing, to thinking hard, to snapping in agreement. Starting off with a poem about a girl’s father being ethnically cleansed and ending with a poem titled “Normalize This” left the crowd in awe.
Kinazi ended with, “Your system of oppression, it’s coming to an end.”
Join W.O.R.D.S next week as they host their next poetry slam on Tuesday February 28, 2017!