Spoken word artist Yusra Khogali (http://www.yusrakhogali.com/) has been added as a performer and panelist for our February 4th “Contemporary Griot” film series event.
Khogali, a Kenyan born artist from Sudan based in Toronto, began the work of spoken word art in the summer of 2009 and has, since then, performed for a wide variety of audiences. Khogali, who says that writing has always been an integral part of her identity, uses spoken word as a tool to challenge the status quo, various oppressive structures and the image of black women in particular.
Khogali’s performance will follow a screening and panel discussion of Roda Siad’s “In Between Stories,” a short documentary featuring four African Canadian artists from Toronto who share what it means to be a young African in today’s society.
Please visit our website in the coming week for additional information on our keynote speaker and final details on venue and event time.