Mohammed El-Kurd, internationally known journalist, activist and poet will be speaking at University of New Mexico on September 29th in the Anthropology lecture hall at 3 p.m.. He won’t remember me from 2010. He was just a kid playing in the street when I attended a protest in Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem. His family sat on couches in the street surrounded by their belongings. The Israeli government had evicted an extended family of 37 people from their homes. They had been living in the street for a year before I met them. They calmly shared their story with strangers from around the world.