Omar Offendum is a Syrian-American rapper / poet living in Los Angeles. Known for his unique blend of Hip-Hop & Arabic poetry, he’s been featured on prominent world news outlets, lectured at a number of prestigious academic institutions, collaborated with major museums & cultural organizations, and helped raise millions of dollars for various humanitarian relief groups. A graduate of the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture, he’s been able to carve a distinct path for himself as a thoughtful entertainer / activist able to speak to a multitude of relevant issues & diverse global audiences over the course of his decade-long career. Offendum was recently named a Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow for 2018-2019.
|Event Type:||Lecture / Discussion|
|Tags:||Activism, Culture, Discussion, Diversity, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Free, Inclusion, Interdisciplinary, Language, Lecture, MESA, Middle East Studies, Multicultural, Poetry, Politics, Social Impact|
|Source:||Happening @ Michigan from Arab and Muslim American Studies (AMAS), University Musical Society*, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Global Islamic Studies Center, Center for World Performance Studies, Department of American Culture|
The Global Islamic Studies Center organizes a number of public events each year such as lectures, conferences, and films, many in collaboration with other U-M units. Please use our searchable events calendar for information about upcoming programs sponsored by GISC and the Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies Seminar (IISS).