Spoken word poet and humanitarian advocate Amal Kassir will provide the keynote address at the DreamVoice Awards Luncheon this Friday, January 12 at the La Orilla Del Rio Ballroom, as part of the DreamWeek San Antonio 2018 summit. Amal has performed in 10 countries and over 50 cities, from youth prisons to orphanages to refugee camps. Her work in the community involves humanitarian initiatives for Syria, such as, speaking out and organizing against Islamophobia,and empowering the voice of the marginalized through writing and speaking. She organizes demonstrations, vigils, fundraisers and other educational events in her home state of Colorado.
The 2018 DreamVoice Awards Luncheon will honor individuals and organizations that embody the DreamVoice mission of advancing the voices of tolerance, equality, and diversity. Kassir’s keynote address at the luncheon will be followed by an educational workshop on Saturday, January 13 from 12-1:30 pm, The Voice of a 21st Century American: From the Individual to the World at Large at El Progresso Hall (1306 Guadalupe Street). In keeping with the 2018 DreamWeek theme of civic and civil engagement, the social justice workshop will focus on citizen activism.
The DreamVoice Awards Luncheon, marks the halfway point of the DreamWeek 2018 Summit, but there are still over 140 events to go, taking place in and around downtown San Antonio through the 20th of January. This multicultural convergence of thought is designed to spread awareness, enlightenment, and foster an exchange of ideas.
For a full list of events please visit dreamweek.org. For more information, please contact Erin McAndrew at (210) 444-2315.
DreamVoice, LLC, presenters of DreamWeek, comprises a collection of community advocates from all walks of life. The singular commitment is to promote an environment in which issues facing our global community are addressed in a civic and civil manner, while empowering those who seek the understanding and education required for peaceful coexistence.