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Blood Orange: Queer Palestinian Poetry of Rage and Resistance

April 26 @ 6:00 pm

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Join us for a night of readings from “Blood Orange” the highly emotional, important and timely poetry collection by Mx. Yaffa (They/She), a trans Muslim displaced Indigenous Palestinian and director of Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity. The evening will also serve as a fundraiser, with 100% of ticket sales going to Palestinian emergency funds.

Their writings probe the yearning for home, belonging, mental health, queerness, transness, and other dimensions of marginalization while nurturing dreams of utopia against the background of ongoing displacement and genocide of indigenous Palestinians.

This highly charged and cathartic body of work confronts the anguish and loss inflicted by genocide but also embraces a vision of a world free of it. The poems within “Blood Orange” were a means of working through and processing the grief caused by recent events and serve as an act of protest and defiance against settler colonialism as a whole.