The University of Iowa
Syed Umar Warsi, Amir Safi, and Amal Kassir - Part of Embracing Complexity

Syed Umar Warsi, Amir Safi, and Amal Kassir

An evening of spoken word poetry

Presented by
ADULT: $25
YOUTH: $10
Friday, February 21, 2020, 7:30 pm

Part of Embracing Complexity

Drawing from the wellspring of their lived experiences as Muslims, artists, and more, three spoken word poets and storytellers will present an evening of powerful and deeply felt work.


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Avoid the lines by making your food selections before you come to Hancher Auditorium. The Stanley Café will have staff members ready to get your order—including beverages you order when you pick up your food--fast!

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Event Partners:
General Hancher Partners
Hancher Circle Donors

Residency Events

Open to the Public
Friday, February 21, 2020, 3:30 pm


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Sharing Muslim American stories of hope through spoken word poetry: Syed Umar Warsi, Amir Safi, and Amal Kassir perform at Hancher
The Daily Iowan - Friday, February 21, 2020
Hancher hosted three spoken word poets Friday night, who told their stories about the joys and discrimination they felt growing up Muslim in America.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Hancher in advance at (319) 335-1160.