An Evening with Sasa Aakil

March 2, 2022 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Join Duke Performances, The Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture and Duke Islamic Studies Center for an evening with Sasa Aakil, multimedia artist and poet.

Sasa Aakil is an 18 year old multi-media artist, writer, and the 2021 Montgomery County Youth Poet Laureate. She is a co-author of I Am The Night Sky and Other Reflections by Muslim American Youth and the artist behind the A Man Was Lynched Yesterday Project. Sasa is also a brown belt in Tung Su Do and a frequent maker of mistakes.

Sasa Aakil is presented as part of Duke Performances' Building Bridges: Muslims in America initiative funded, in part, by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art & the National Endowment for the Arts, & co-sponsored by the Duke Islamic Studies Center. In partnership with the Duke Middle East Studies Center.

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