Throughout his entire life, Dennis Brutus fought systems of exploitation and oppression. In one of his last interviews he discusses his past, the latest attempts of social movements to fight global oppression, and the role of the United States in the world.
This tribute event will feature 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.
A poetic tribute to South Africa poet and activist Dennis Brutus.