Power to the Words: Interactive Workshop with Amir Issaa

When and Where

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Charbonnel Lounge
81 St. Mary St.


Amir Issaa


Join the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies for "Power to the Words" an interactive workshop  with Italian Hip-hop artist, writer and activist Amir Issaa. In this workshop come together to learn more about Amir Issaa's work and create lyrics and music together.

About Amir Issaa:

Born and raised in Rome to an Italian mother and an Egyptian father, Amir Issaa is an internationally renowned hip-hop artist who has creatively collaborated with many Italian and international artists over the decades. He is also a social activist and educator committed to the BLM agenda in Italy. As part of his activist work, he regularly holds rap writing workshops in schools, prisons, and colleges across the world. In 2017 Amir published his first book "Vivo per questo" (I live for this), a personal and artistic autobiography that illustrates the challenges and dreams of the so called “second generation” in Italy. In 2021 he released his second book "Educazione Rap" (Rap Education) that looks at rap as a poetic linguistic exercise as well as a shared experience across borders. Between 2015 and 2019 Amir conducted seven educational tours in the US, visiting 30 universities and colleges. For more information and contacts please visit Amir's website amirissaa.com

This event is for Diaspora and Transnational Studies students at UofT exclusively. 

Contact Information

Katharine Bell