Thursday, January 7, 2010
PAST: Celebrate the Life of Poet & Activist Dennis Brutus this SUN, Jan 10th at Busboys & Poets 4:00pm - 7:00pm, Free
Memorial event for poet and activist Dennis Brutus
Sunday, January 10th
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Free and open to all!
Please join Busboys and Poets, Split This Rock, TransAfrica Forum, Africa Action, Foreign Policy in Focus/Institute for Policy Studies, and Haymarket Books as we celebrate the life and work of South African poet and pioneer for justice Dennis Brutus (1924-2009). Featuring poetry and remembrances by poets Kenny Carroll, Elen Awalom, Holly Bass, and Sarah Browning, Sameer Dossani, former director of 50 Years is Enough, Neil Watkins of Jubilee USA Network, Dave Zirin, author of What's My Name, Fool? Sports and Resistance in the United States, and others. Audience members will also have an opportunity to offer their memories or to read a favorite poem by Dennis Brutus. Program to be followed by a screening of I Am a Rebel, a 50-minute documentary of Brutus’ life by the South African filmmaker Vincent Moloi.
14th and V St, NW
Metro: U St
Posted by Amy Melrose at 5:54 PM