Reading Kanafani in Kentucky Event Series

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Reading Kanafani in Kentucky Event Series

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"Reading Kanafani in Kentucky" invites the Louisville community to participate in a public conversation about the loss of home, involuntary relocation, and the struggle to return to the place we belong. These staged readings and discussions will be held at:

February 27, 5:30 p.m. - Western Library, 604 South Tenth Street
February 28, 6:30 p.m. - Iroquois Library, 601 W. Woodlawn Ave.
March 6, 6:30 p.m. - South Central Regional Library, 7300 Jefferson Blvd.

University of Louisville's Russell Vandenbroucke directs a staged reading of the powerful new theatrical adaptation of Ghassan Kanafani's Returning to Haifa by playwrights Ismail Khalidi and Louisville's own Naomi Wallace. The reading will be followed by a facilitated audience conversation about personal experiences with the themes of the play, including gentrification and displacement.

This staged reading is supported by the University of Louisville’s Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research, Departments of Philosophy, Theatre Arts, Urban & Public Affairs, and the Peace, Justice & Conflict Transformation program.

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