Spoken Word - Farah Beaini

Thursday, 20 August 2020 - 9:00am to 9:30am
Farah Beaini

On this week's show, we are joined by Lebanese-Australian poet and speaker, Farah BeainiFarah shares her reflections, and a new poem, in the aftermath of the horrific explosion that occurred in the Port of Beirut on the 4th August. She also talks about the struggle and strength of the Lebanese people, and what the wider community can do to help. 

We hear a new track by hip hop artist, JUST.G.HAD, and about Moving Conversations, Farah's ongoing project with The Centre for Building Better Community, and discuss the impacts of the COVID pandemic on mental health, and some ways of coping with ongoing restrictions.

Photograph of Farah by John Englezos.

 

Ways to financially support the people of Beirut

The Lebanese Red Cross:
https://www.supportlrc.app/donate/donate.html

Impact Lebanon:
https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/lebanon-relief

Muslim Aid Australia:
https://www.maainternational.org.au/donate-now?campaign=977

Support the Children's Cancer Center of Lebanon (CCCL) that has been badly damaged by the blast: 
https://www.gofundme.com/f/beirut-needs-your-suppport

Children's Emergency Fund:
https://www.savethechildren.org.au/donate/more-ways-to-give/current-appeals/childrens-emergency-fund

 

Thursday 9:00am to 9:30am
A program dedicated to the eclectic world of poetry and performance. Guests are contemporary poets who read and discuss their works.

Presenter

Santo Cazzati, Di Cousens, George O'Hara, Brendan Bonsack and Carmen Main.

Topic