Brother Ali set to perform and present at Nobel Peace Prize Forum
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After the sold-out success of last year's socially conscious Nobel Peace Prize Forum, Augsburg College will once again be hosting the three-day event geared around raising awareness and understanding within the areas of human rights, business and economics, health and science, as well as the arts. The overriding theme of this year's Forum is "The Power of Ideas: People and Peace."
One of the clear highlights of this year's Nobel Peace Prize Forum will take place on Saturday, March 9, as a special evening is planned featuring presentations and performances by the acclaimed Minneapolis MC Brother Ali, as well as Syrian-American rapper/activist Omar Offendum. Both artists will give Ted-style talks on the subject of "Hip-hop and Peace," (akin to Dessa's enlightening presentation and Q&A last year on the topic "Ethics & Hip-Hop") prior to each of them performing short sets alongside a live band, followed by a moderator-led discussion as well as an audience Q&A .See Also:
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Ali and Omar's presentations are scheduled to take place in Augsburg College's Kennedy Center, beginning at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 9. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here. Considering last year's event was a sell-out, getting your tickets well in advance is recommended.
The rest of the Forum also has plenty of engaging, illuminating options, with a diverse, insightful set of speakers from trailblazing leaders in their respective fields. Nobel Peace Prize winners like Muhammad Yunus and Tawakkol Karman will both be delivering a Laureate Address during the Forum. There will also be Keynote Addresses from Paul Farmer (co-founder of Partners In Health), Senior Fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace, Robin Wright, and Senior Editor at Fortune Magazine, Nina Easton, along with many others. Here's the full three-day schedule of all the speakers and events for the Forum.
The three-day Nobel Peace Prize Forum begins with Business Day on Friday, March 8 with presentations geared towards economic and professional issues throughout the world and at home. Science and Health Day is Saturday, March 9, with a focus on local and global responsibilities towards the future care and aid for both the people and the planet. While Sunday, March 10 is Global Day, geared towards realizing how our actions, big and small, social and political, can shape and change the world.
Check out Ali's recent interview on KFAI.
All of the various programs are set to take place on the campuses of Augsburg College and the University of Minnesota West Bank. Each day is ticketed separately, along with Brother Ali and Omar Offendum's presentation. More information about all the Nobel Peace Prize Forum events and ticketing can be found here.