WE WON’T BACK DOWN:
7 Days of Citywide Public Forums With
Communities Targeted By the Travel Ban 

 

November 11-17, 2017 Co-presented by Judson Memorial Church + Museum of the Moving Image + Performance Project at University Settlement + Greenlight Bookstore + Weeksville Heritage Center + Brooklyn Historical Society + Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning + Unbound Philanthropy

Produced by The Tate Group

Curated by Brian Tate

WE WON’T BACK DOWN is a seven-day series of free public forums that will gather an array of top artists, activists, entrepreneurs and thinkers to explore what the Travel Ban - and the narratives at its core - means for the targeted communities, and for all of us.

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What Will Be Different for
IRANIAN AMERICANS

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NOV 11, 12:30PM
JUDSON MEMORIAL CHURCH

A conversation with

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

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What Will Be Different for
SYRIAN AMERICANS

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NOV 14, 6:30PM
GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE
PROSPECT-LEFFERTS GARDEN 

A conversation with

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 New York

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What Will Be Different for
LYBIAN AMERICANS

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NOV 12, 12:30PM
MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE

A conversation with

Leila Abu-saada
Associate Producer, National Geographic

Danya Hajjaji
Journalist

Leila Zubi, Esq.,
Zubi Rosner, LLP

Jehad Nga
Photographer

MODERATOR
Sumeja Tulic
Photographer/Writer/Journalist

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What Will Be Different for
Sudanese AMERICANS

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NOV 15, 6:30PM
WEEKSVILLE HERITAGE CENTER

 A conversation with

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

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What Will Be Different for
iraqi AMERICANS

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NOV 17, 6:30PM
JAMAICA CENTER FOR ARTS AND LEARNING

 

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What Will Be Different for
SOMALI AMERICANS

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NOV 13, 6:30PM
PERFORMANCE PROJECT
AT UNIVERSITY SETTLEMENT

A conversation with

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

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What Will Be Different for
yemeni AMERICANS

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NOV 16, 6:30PM
BROOKLYN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

A conversation with

Rooj Alwazir
Filmmaker/Photographer

Rabyaah Althaibani
Community Activist

Somia El-Rowmeim
Program Manager of Women’s Advocacy
Arab American Association of New York

Zaid Nagi
Vice President
Yemeni American Merchants Association

MODERATOR
Dr. Debbie Almontaser
President
Muslim Community Network