IF THEY COME FOR ME IN THE MORNING:
Town Hall Forums On the Legacy of
State Sponsored Xenophobia


IF THEY COME FOR ME IN THE MORNING is a series of five free public forums that will gather an array of scholars, survivors, artists, and activists to examine what state-sponsored xenophobia has meant for targeted groups throughout history, and what it means for us today. 

Curated by Brian Tate
Produced by The Tate Group
 

Curatorial Statement

The recent U.S. policy of separating and jailing immigrant families strikes at America’s image as a champion of diversity, democracy, and human rights. But the practice is not new, and it evokes historic episodes of state-sponsored xenophobia and bigotry. Today, as the deportations continue and the fates of scores of immigrant children remain unknown - and as America confronts the public resurgence of White Nationalism - it is worth asking: What can we learn from past traumas when political leaders used the power of government to define entire populations of people as security threats, noncitizens, or less than human?  


Project Partners

American Indian Community House + The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine + 
Gavin Brown’s enterprise + Greenlight Bookstore + The Japanese American Citizens League-NY +
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture + Selfhelp Community Services, Inc.

What Will Be Different for
NATIVE AMERICANS

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SEPTEMBER 27, 7:00 PM
THE CATHEDRAL OF SAINT JOHN THE DIVINE

MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS

 

What Will Be Different for HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS

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OCTOBER 17, 6:30 PM
GAVIN BROWN’S ENTERPRISE

HARLEM 

What Will Be Different for
U.S. HISTORIANS

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OCTOBER 3, 6:30 PM
THE SCHOMBURG CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN BLACK CULTURE

HARLEM

 

What Will Be Different for
PEOPLE THREATENED
WITH DEPORTATION 

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OCTOBER 24, 6:30 PM
GAVIN BROWN’S ENTERPRISE

HARLEM 

What Will Be Different for JAPANESE AMERICAN
INCARCERATION CAMP SURVIVORS

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OCTOBER 10, 6:30 PM
GAVIN BROWN’S ENTERPRISE

HARLEM