November 14, 2017
6:30 p.m. Doors
7:00-9:00 p.m. Forum
Free Admission
Facebook RSVP
 

Location/
Co-Presenter:

Greenlight Bookstore Prospect-Lefferts Garden
632 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11225
greenlightbookstore.com

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 4: What Will Be Different for Syrian Americans? 

PANELISTS
Sarab Al-Jijakli
Community Organizer/
President
Network of Arab-American Professionals

Shiyam Galyon
Writer/Researcher/
Activist

Loubna Mrie
Photographer/
Human Rights Activist

Sarah B. Sakaan
Actress/Theater Maker

MODERATOR
Rama Issa-Ibrahim
Executive Director
Arab American
Association of NY

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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