Publishing Organization

TedX Talks

Description/Annotation

Watching the news, it seems like ethnic divides are ever-deepening. But how can we solve these complicated problems when each side lives in fear of the other? The answer is simple, argues Syrian-American poet Amal Kassir – it starts with, “What’s your name?” Amal, a young Muslim-American and native Coloradan, found a platform for her voice growing up working in her family’s restaurant. She has been writing poetry since she was a child and has performed in eight countries, sharing her verse everywhere from youth prisons to orphanages to refugee camps. This talk was given at a TEDx event.

Type of Resource

VIDEO

Topic Category
  • People Making a Difference
  • Women Studies
  • American Muslims
  • Contemporary Muslim regions
  • Social justice
  • Video
Grade Level
  • High School