November 13, 2017
6:30 p.m. Doors
7:00-9:00 p.m. Forum
Free Admission

Location/
Co-Presenter

Performance Project at University Settlement
184 Eldridge St
New York, NY 10002
universitysettlement.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 3: What Will Be Different for Somali Americans? 

PANELISTS
Ifrah F. Ahmed
Co-founder/Editor
Araweelo Abroad Magazine

Idil Ibrahim
Filmmaker/ Activist

Najma Sharif
Writer/Editorial Director

Fatima Siad
Model

MODERATOR
Muna Mire
Writer/Editor

PERFORMER
Safia Jama
Poet/Editor/Educator

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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