If I Must Die, Let it be a Tale: FMS Reads for Refaat

Public Reading
January 18, 2024 at 5:00pm

St. Laurent Metro

We will join together at St. Laurent Metro to read the poetry for Refaat Alareer, who was killed under Israeli bombardment on December 6, 2023. This projection and reading is organized in solidarity with the global week of action.     

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On January 15, 2024, forty days after Palestinian poet, editor, and education Refaat Alareer was killed under Israeli bombardment, Publishers for Palestine are calling for a Global Day of Action, followed by a week of events, in which we read his poetry in public and refuse business as usual, demanding an end to the genocide and the occupation. Alareer’s poem “If I must Die” has been translated into dozens of languages and read around the world to commemorate his life and memory, and as an act of outrage and resistance against the attempt to extinguish Palestinian life. His poetry and love for language implore us to continue the fight for a free Palestine.

Part of: Projection Mapping Working Group

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