November 11, 2017
12:30 p.m. Doors
1:00-3:00 p.m. 
Free Admission
Facebook RSVP

Location/
Co-Presenter: 

Judson Memorial Church
239 Thompson St
New York NY, 10012
judson.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 1: What Will Be Different for Iranian Americans? 

PANELISTS
Samira Abbassy
Artist

Setare Arashloo
Artist

Monna Sabouri
Actor/Writer

Negin Sharifzadeh
Visual Artist/
Filmmaker


MODERATOR
Kiana Karimii
Activist/ Co-Editor
Zannegaar: Iranian
Journal of
Women’s Studies


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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