Category Public Speaking

Article About Me in the Arab America News

Hello Friends!  The online resource Arab America recently published an article about my lifelong, worldwide quest to promote those values we all hold dear.  Read below or see the article on their site here:

By: Holly Johnson/Arab America Contributing Writer

Peace, love, truth, and compassion. These are four adjectives that Yusif Barakat lives by.

Known simply as Yusif, Barakat, an 85-year-old advocate for harmony, has spent more time than he can count getting into, as John Lewis so eloquently stated, “good trouble.”

Born in 1935 in Haifa, Palestine, Barakat recalls idyllic childhood summers spent swimming in the Jordan River and riding horseback with his warm, yet remote father...

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Video of my encounter with the FBI!

Below is the link to U-Tube.

It’s 15 minutes of story telling

about my experience with the FBI.

I trust you will find it interesting.

Feel free to share it with others.

Your comments would be appreciated!

PS: I was the last of 5 storytellers to present.

At the beginning of the 3 hour program (including intermission) the hostess of the program, Satori Shakour, said that there are 5 storytellers ranging from 11 years old to 80.  When I ran across the stage, she said: This man running across the stage is 80.
The video begins with her introducing my name.

Society Web-site

Link to the live-stream: Where you can see the entire 3 hour program.

Your comments and opinions would be most welcomed and appreciate...

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Telling My Story: The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers

March 15


Dear Seeker of Truth, Peace and Love

I have been honored, privileged and humbled to be invited to tell my story at the: The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers.

I will be on stage at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History this Friday, 20 March 2015 at 8 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST).  My story will be my encounter with the FBI!  Don’t be scared— I wasn’t and I’m not!  I’m sure you will appreciate it and get some humor out of it!

Below is the link to the society and below that is the link to the live-stream.

Feel free to check out the society’s web-site and be sure to tune in to the live-stream link on Friday 20 March at 8 PM (EST) for the broadcast.  Or you can stream it (recorded) any time after that date.

Click on the live-stream link (on Friday the...

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