November 16, 2017
6:30 p.m. Doors
7:00-9:00 p.m. Forum
Free Admission
Facebook RSVP

Location/
Co-Presenter: 

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
brooklynhistory.org

WE WON'T BACK DOWN: 
7 Days of Citywide Public Forums With Communities Targeted By the Travel Ban

Produced by
The Tate Group

Curated by Brian Tate 

DAY 6: What Will Be Different for Yemeni Americans? 

PANELISTS
Rooj Alwazir
Filmmaker/
Photographer

Rabyaah Althaibani
Community Activist

Somia El-Rowmeim
Program Manager of
Women’s Advocacy
Arab American
Association of NY

Zaid Nagi
Vice President
Yemeni American Merchants Association

MODERATOR
Dr. Debbie Almontaser
President
Muslim Community Network


PERFORMER
TBD

OPENING REMARKS
TBD

 

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ABOUT THE CONVERSATION

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has approved partial implementation of the travel ban, and the evolving policy is the subject of fierce litigation and debate, what are the consequences for those Americans who are among its targets? What does it mean to be American when your ethnic identity has been co-branded with terrorism? 

These seven forums will explore what the travel ban, and the narratives at its core, mean for Iranian Americans, Iraqi Americans, Libyan Americans, Somali Americans, Sudanese Americans, Syrian Americans, and Yemeni Americans. Each forum will relate the perspectives of a given community through conversation with its people - from the arts, law, academia, and more - to help put the question in personal and historical perspective, while also mapping a path forward.

 

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