- 6 years ago
Round Table Thursdays presents - Jasiri X . @jasiri_x . No stranger to the show, we asked Jasiri to pay a visit & discuss what recently happened at Uconn.
Jasiri reports - I was recently invited to perform at the University of Connecticut on November 4th as the principal performer for a "Political Awareness Rally". About a week before the event I got an email from the organizer (who ironically I met at Occupy Wall St) saying people were concerned about my performance, particularly the song "Occupy (We the 99)." I thought this was very strange because this is supposed to be an institution of higher learning that welcomes all types of ideas, plus the event was a rally for political awareness. The organizer said he would not censor me but if I performed it I might not get paid. Then I received an email directly from the comptroller of the of the Undergraduate Student Government saying specifically I could not perform "Occupy (We the 99)."