November 15, 2017
6:30 p.m. Doors
7:00-9:00 p.m. Forum
Free Admission

Location/
Co-Presenter

Weeksville Heritage Center
158 Buffalo Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11213
weeksvillesociety.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 5: What Will Be Different for Sudanese Americans? 


PANELISTS
Fadwa Abbas
Educator

Israa Hamad
International Relations Associate
United Nations

Lola Ibrahim
Co-Founder/Director
ArtUnited

Selma Idris
Founder
The Brown Crayon Project 


MODERATOR
Ladin Awad
Filmmaker/Producer

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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