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R2R x PCA: Resistance through Poetry

  • Brunswick Mechanics Institute 270 Sydney Road Brunswick, VIC, 3056 Australia (map)

R2R x PCA Resistance through Poetry


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"Every beautiful poem is an act of resistance” – Mahmoud Darwish

Poetry as an art-form has been used throughout history to illustrate the political and personal struggles of existing and resisting. Join Road to Refuge (R2R) and the Palestinian Community Association (PCA) for an evening of poetry that will unequivocally and unapologetically say: we are here.

Doors open 6:30pm for a 7pm start. Drinks will be available for purchase at the venue.

Poets include Lujayn Hourani, Abdulrahman Hammoud, and Remi Kanazi.

Lujayn Hourani is a queer Palestinian writer whose recent work uses little stories to ask and answer big questions. They are currently working on a non-fiction manuscript that jumps between time, place, and genre to tell the story of Palestinian ancestral history, years of oppression, years in diaspora, and a brief moment of return.

Remi Kanazi is a poet and writer based in New York. He is the author of collections of poetry such as ‘Before the Next Bomb Drops: Rising Up From Brooklyn to Palestine’. His poetry has taken him across the US, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East. His political commentary has been featured by news outlets throughout the world, including The New York Times, Al Jazeera English, and BBC Radio.

Abdulrahman Hammoud is a spoken word artist based in Melbourne by way of Lebanon. His art has taken him as close as New Zealand and as far as the United States. He is editor and compiler of The Dirty Thirty Anthology, and recently completed his first season as an actor in a lead role for the play ‘THEM’, which sold out all 13 shows and received critical acclaim in the press. Most of his work revolves around current issues including the constant state of war in the Middle East, racial divides, as well as the portrayal of masculinity.

We acknowledge that this event takes place on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation and pay our respects to their Elders past, present, and emerging. We pay tribute to the continuous and ongoing resistance of First Nations people as we discuss the resistance of other marginalised communities.


Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 8:15 PM UTC+10


Brunswick Mechanics Institute

270 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, Victoria 3056

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Hosted by Road to Refuge and Palestinian Community Association of Victoria

[Note: this is not an AFOPA-organised event; AFOPA takes no responsibility or liability for this event.]