Poetry of Solidarity : Reading and Petition for Freedom

Thursday, November 12, 2015 8-10pm

Busboys and Poets

Join us for a night of poetry in protest of restrictions on free and artistic expression in the Middle East and North Africa. The eveninghonors the imprisoned Qatari poet  Mohammed al-Ajami, who is currently serving a 15-year prison sentence for the contents of his poetry.

Attendees will have an opportunity to sign a petition for his release.

Featured poets include Rasha Abdulhadi, Sarah Browning, Zein El-Amine, Amin Drew Law, and Joseph Ross.

This event is co-sponsored with Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, a non-profit organization that seeks to foster awareness of and support for democracy and human rights in Bahrain and the Middle East; and Busboys and Poets, a community gathering place.

Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public.

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