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Activist and Musician Stephan Said to Speak at the New School Engaged Lives Event


By Joelle Peikes, Communications & Outreach Intern

In an exciting event on February 11, The New School for Public Engagement will host Stephan Said in a special installment of its “Engaged Lives” series. Acclaimed writer, musician and activist, Said has produced both music and literature that has had huge significance for movements such as the Seattle demonstrations, the global anti-war movement, Arab Spring, and Occupy. His work also spurred the International Day of Peace. Inspired by his multi-ethnic and multi-religious background, Said is devoted to interfaith dialogue, peace and global justice. Said pursues these causes through his art, featuring multiple languages in his music including English, Arabic, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian and Spanish. He has performed and toured with many popular artists including Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan, Ween, Paul Simon, Ani DiFranco, Phillip Glass, and Butch Morris.

This event at The New School is intended to launch Said’s latest initiative, the Light The World Global Tour which will take place from September 2014 to December 2015. This tour will empower and educate audiences to strive for global unity as well as social and economic equality through nonviolent means.

For more information on this event and to make a reservation, click here.

Also, check out one of Stephan Said’s songs!


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